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The sunflowers are in Lille Maine and the sunsets are in Stonington and Deer Isle, Maine – taken on the same day! 

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I have to admit. The sunsets on the coast are wicked – it has to be the whole ocean thing.

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I tried my hand at a few night shots – I need to get a trigger bulb!  No way outta that!  Next investment Smile

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I was heading to a patients home and found this little off set lily pond!

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Living on an island is fun when you chase the sun.  I’ve a few “off island” places I want to catch the sun doing down soon. 

 

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I got to spend the 4th of July working, and then taking pictures.  Stonington had fun for the 4th – food on the docks, and fireworks… I met Shannon Stapleton, a photographer who works for Reuters on the dock.  We talked photography and the Island. 

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This wonderful rainbow appears often over the water if its been foggy and clears or raining because of the way the sun catches the water crystals in the air.

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The theme this year was: PIRATES!

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I’ve been working on blur and focus – my new camera works different my old one – finding that balance has been interesting. 

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Light, shadows, colors and details.

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I have a thing for doors.  Like this one. 

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I have never taken pictures of fireworks before.  So I googled.  I do not have a trigger bulb release.  I had to use a 2 second delay with means I had to time the shots out really well.  Or, leave it to luck.  I think it was 50/50

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I played around with zooming in and out – the challenge in that is – focus. 

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Beauty Everywhere…

Source: Beauty Everywhere…

There is beauty in everything – in every fleck of rust, in every curve of a bottle, in every color of glass, in every line of a table, in the way the light shafts of the angle of a door knob…. There is beauty everywhere….

 

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Two days without rain saw me running out after 8hrs on the road and taking sometime to hike!

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The quarry is a good hike (1 mile is round trip) and can be more – it was raining on and off – if you’re a rock hound, and want to see the MASSIVE amounts of granite that this place produced it’s a must see while in the Stonington/Deer Isle area.

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The Edgar Tennis Preserve is a great hike – I headed for the furthest of trails (there are others and I’ll have to go back another time).  There is a pink granite beach, an old cemetery, and the trails are knotted with tree roots, the ground worn away by many feet and their passage to these wonderful little spots.  This is really a must see – best at low tide, I went at high tide, due to work – but will go again at low tide the granite beaches are GREAT!

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