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Rhys Adventures–10-19-2019

Long over due post, right! 

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It was a dreary day, but Rhys and I were heading out – we had lunch at Grammy’s and then hit the river trail in Houlton – we had a blast.  I think his pics came out better than mine to be honest.

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The day was chilly, but once we started hiking it warmed up and we found the river trail to be a nice hike, more of a walk to be honest.

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Ghost Trains–10-4-2019

First off – thank you Nick for leading the way!  You made a dream come true last week, you rock! 

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We started out before the sun kissed the horizon.  The train of ppl grew as we moved closer to the area we were heading too.  A big old Grand Isle/Madawaska caravan! With several stops.

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The walk is relatively short, the drive is not!  Worth every moment of it though!

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It’s fascinating to walk into the clearing and see these monsters of metal.  And to think of the track laid down, and upkept for all those years. 

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Awe inspiring. 

‘nuff said.

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I blew out the background on some photos to get better detail of the trains.  And in some instances, it was hard getting the trains without someone crawling all over them!  Yet, still so much fun!

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The colors were great that day as well, and yes, I brought Arrow with  me!

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Then another short hike to another section of the ghost trains and more phenomenal pictures. 

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I snagged a few in B/W as well as graded them later in lightroom.  I sometimes think B/W brings out more detail and also gives you that “back in time” feel.

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Then the drive back home, and the day was over.  4 hours there, 4 hours back, about an hour at the trains and all these pictures and good memories to show for it!

10-04-19–FALL CHALLENGE~

Hey, guess what – it’s Fall! 

That’s right, winter is coming……

Don’t shoot the messenger.  My friend, Shell and I have these bi-monthly challenges going and of course, I hit up fall for this one.  It is October! 

We are allowed 5 photos (I do have honorable mentions this time around)

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I was coming back from Maine, when I decided to go off the GPS path – and I spotted his in the water.  It’s a mini rock island, with a flag and a brilliant tree.  Took me a few shots to get the reflection “just” right.

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I drove through Groveton my way to the hike that didn’t happen – and this is a bridge one of my former pts has often said “I’m going to go live under my bridge”.  I did show her this picture and she agreed that it captured the bridge in its full glory of fall.

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I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it. 

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I saw THREE bridges on my hike that never happened – this was the 1st.  Nothing spectacular, a one lane covered bridge.  It was the clear water under it that I wanted to capture.  After popping on my boots, slogging through wet underbrush – I snagged a few red and orange leaves on the shore and some clouds doing a build up to the rain that would eventually wash out my hike.

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The last on my list is from my walk at The Dells – every time I go there I get a few great snaps. 

The sun was coming down, the leaves at the Dells are more yellow than bright red and orange.  I thought this captured the spirit of the Dells.

Honorable mentions are below. 

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Winter is coming folks!  Enjoy the last of the fall. 

If you want to explore my friend, Shell’s blog – here is the link!  https://inmyeyesview.photo.blog/

Grafton Notch–NOT!–09-28-2019

Sunday I decided to head to Grafton Notch in Maine.  Found a shorter trail, looked up the weather (no rain until 5pm) we are good to go!

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Firs stop – a bridge!  With just enough color for it to make for a good picture.

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Next stop – another bridge!  This one in Groveton!  The sky was crazy!  The light was weird, but it still made for some good photos!

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Then I stopped in Stark and look, another bridge!  I find it odd that the church seemed to have horns – just saying. 

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And more color and one really cool flag planted in the middle of the water and a great reflection.

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Gilead, VT – 09-25-2019

My friend, Nicole, is from “around here” and she posted a picture about this cute Mill and I didn’t have any intentions of heading out to find it.  I was just out driving and lo and behold, there it was!

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Such a cute little place nestled away from the road – the red is now faded to pink. 

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Driving back I, of course, went a different route.  I came up on this sweet old barn with an orange tree w/half its leaves falling.  Made for a gorgeous backdrop. 

The Dells–Fall Addition–9-25-2019

I got out of work late so off to the Dells just for a walk!  It’s about a mile of “trail” and some fresh air. 

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The pine needles litter the ground, and the air is nice and crisp even at 70 degrees. 

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The sun was hitting the pond in a surreal way, and I did my best to capture it. 

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Vermont Drive–09-20-2019

I took drive over to VT “just cuz”.  I can stop when I want when I have no destination in mind.  No where to go but “somewhere” can be fun. 

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I came up on this lake in VT, which was crystal clear and cold.  I snapped a few pictures and drove on back home.

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Then I pulled over and snapped one last picture….. 

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Drive From Maine to NH and a day at Rocks!

I drove home from Maine and here are a few pics. Then the day after I went over to Rocks Christmas Tree Farm, which was wickedly fun!

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Rocks is this amazing place, the views are wonderful and the trails to hike are great too.  The colors and the sun were popping that day too!

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Of course, my keys made an  appearance.  I’ve also been taking some fun pics with my recruiters business cards too!  I’ll be making a post about that all on its own though!

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Mount Washington already has something in the area of 18 inches of snow – it does make for something pretty to look at!

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Fish River Falls–10-08-2018

My wife and I went out leaf peeping when I was up home. 

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I took the above with my cell phone, as much as some folks say they “look the same” as DSLRs, I can always see the difference.

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Nothing like the colors in Maine.  ‘Nuff said!

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I hadn’t ever been to Fish River Falls, neither had my wife, who got all adventurous on me and we trekked along the side of the river for a bit, running around on rocks.  fun!

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Kancamagus Highway–10-03-2018

I had happy feet one night and Wendy (I’m blaming her again, yes!) had spoken about the Kancamagus – and so off I went!

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I did a bunch of “five minute photo stops”. 

And here are the results!

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Not bad, right? 

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flowing water everywhere!  I’m going to be an expert by the time this assignment is over with and I don’t mind in the least.  Smile

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And that’s a wrap!

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