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Best of July

2016

Not ever a busy “picture” month for me, since I’d usually be working my butt off.  I did have a busy July in 2017! 

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I always get super nervous about taking pictures for weddings, and engagements, and even just family snaps.  My friend, Dave asked me to take the photos for his engagement as well as his wedding – thankfully, both were great!  Below is the rings photo for their engagement. 

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2017

Stonington, ME

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I am not a bargain hunter by any  means.  We have a super small house and don’t have much “stuff”.  But one afternoon, I was out of work early and went for a ride.  I hit up Searsport and the whole thrift shop thing.  I bought stuff for other people, and took a boat load of fun pictures. 

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In July of 2017 we welcomed to the fold, Echo.  Storm, our 15yo dog, passed away and Jules really wanted another dog.  And here she is: Echo.  The biggest pain in the arse ever.  No, she’s a pretty good dog, has her quirks, but then again, we’re quirky! 

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4th of July in Stonington, ME!  Wow, I wasn’t expecting how much fun I’d have.  Food on the pier, plenty of things to take pics of and fireworks!  I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Stapleton, from Reuters Mag that day, and we talked settings and camera – he snapped pics from the pier and I, well I followed the locals. 

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4th of July–Stonington, ME

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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