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Back Yard Beauty and Mizpah–8-6-2019

We sent up to Mizpah for a short walk with Archer.  He is not always a fan of riding in the truck. 

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Then home to a gorgeous sunset.IMG_7217IMG_7219IMG_7218

‘nuff said.

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Adventure with Rhys–8-5-2019

A yearly or biyearly thing, a day out with Rhys!

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Rhys has this thing for “abandoned” house.  There are only so many out there, but we ventured around and found a few spots.

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We worked on Sunflares and angles and seeing the “big picture” this time. 

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We stopped in at an old caboose that Rhys had fun with.  of course, he really wanted to get inside – but alas – it was locked!

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I got a new buddy, the Green Arrow!

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An awesome field of yellow!

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The day ended with Viv visiting as well, I do think Archer liked her. 

Milky Way–8-4-2019

When I come home, clear nights are for going out and checking out the lovely light show that is our universe.

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I did drag my wife with me for some of it and she sat in the car.  Smile – but she came! 

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I did a lot of fiddling with lights and exposure and trying to get more than trees as my foreground.  I think some worked, some didn’t, but its all a learning process!

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I am super happy with some of them.  Some I wish they’d turned out better, but its all in the fun of it and the adventure!

Back Yard Beauty–8-2-2019

This is sort of an on going series for me. Since I am only home for short periods of time, my back yard and home take on an ethereal feel for me.

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Archer had fun in the lovely back field that was planted this year behind our house. 

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There is something about the “wide openness” of Maine, more so in The Valley and Aroostook County. 

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Archer enjoying the huge back yard, and his big ball he loves to lick for hours.

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There really is no place like home.

Milkyway–07-07-2019

Being home means dark nights and not having to go to far for milkyway pics.  I wanted to head up to the mountain overlook, 1 – I don’t have an ATV anymore and 2 – the milkyway would have been out of sight from that vantage point. 

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See those bright yellow streaks?  Those are fireflies!  Yes I got photobombed by fireflies.  Which was, sort of cool!

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A lot of shooting stars this time around, as well as the “red” streaks which I suspect are satellites.  It was also hellva windy which made the trees move.  I went back and forth between 20, 25 and 30 second shots. 

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Jupiter was also out and about last night.  These were all taken within less than a mile from home.

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I then plopped myself in a potato field and took the last batch of pics.  I was getting slightly tired and cold!  But a great night over all, fireflies and all!

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05-25-2019

Rhys and mirror ball. 

I gave Rhys my old Rebel, with a simple lens and he came over Saturday to get some pictures in.

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The potato field was like a desert and super sandy!  Made for taking fun pics!

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05.24.2019–Time @ Home

We welcomed a new addition about a month ago, his name is Archer.  He’s slowly starting to fit in and get used to us and us to him. 

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Back yard beauty!  I love my back yard and don’t spend enough time in it, since I travel. 

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I went off for a walk to the pond and snagged a few pictures around an about. 

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The light was great – spring brings different subjects to light

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I walked up Ricky T’s driveway, I always find something to take a picture of there.

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I then hit up the old Church, and got a few good shots.  A bit haunting to be honest.

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And then – the tracks!

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