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Best of 2017

January

January is typically cold, dreary and snowy!  Sometimes, although, you have one great afternoon after work that just rocks.  This is the Narrows Bridge in Buckport, ME

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February

February, another month full of storms and cold, sometimes wind that threatens to toss your car into the snow bank.

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march

Icy March!  March, downstate, is all about cold, ice, melt, and then more snow!

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April

April showers bring May flowers – and a cornucopia of shells with vibrant colors and a super cloudy day on Sand Beach in Stonington, ME

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May

More shells!  Flowers and ferns.  Smile 

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JUNE

June was a lean month, save for one lovely day where the skies opened up and the sun shown for this brilliant rainbow and of course, the lupines.

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JULY

Shopping at the thrift places in Searsport and 4th of July on the Island were a blast!

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AUGUST

Now, the sunsets in Maine are gorgeous, but for some reason, on this lovely island of Deer Isle – they are spectacular! 

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September

I bought a bunch of cheap magnification filters.  So I spent a lot of time stooping, focusing and looking at the world, again, in a different light. 

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OCTOBER

One of the best days of Oct was going to Mt Kat w/my nephew Rhys, the look on his face when he saw the mountain “up close” was priceless. 

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NOVEMBER

I didn’t get out much in November – but I did take a wrong turn one evening while chasing the sun and got this stunner of a picture. 

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December

And the last month of the year brings the snow BACK to us.  And – that’s a wrap!

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Best of March

 

Aw, winter months!  The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.

2012

Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work. 

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2013

Perspective. 

Remy and Storm. 

Remy is our resident flirt and Storm was our “big dog” for 15 years.  She wasn’t a jump on the couch when we were there, but she did like to stick her nose up over the edge and give you “that look”.

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2015

This is Emerson.  Emerson has the best smile.

‘nuff said.

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2016

2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went.  Not to northern NM, but more south. 

No.  Snow!

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So this guy!  I was staying at an RV site, what had tiny cabins (awesome deal, btw!!) – and caught a glimpse of something behind my car before taking off for a day of exploring.  You got it – a peacock!

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Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great!  I never got around to going there at sunset.

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Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)

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My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture. 

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Fall On Deer Isle–9.26.2017

 

I got off early from work today (whoohoo) so instead of going to the gym (inside) I went hiking (outside) because it’s the last week of Sept and it was almost 80!

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The colors are starting to come in here, down state – I love orange leaves…..

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Everyone is going to think I’ve a thing for mushrooms, I don’t – however!  they are great to start learning the macro settings on my camera on

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Moss – really, gorgeous!

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This guy was nice enough to stay still for a few pics

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Macro, Macro!

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Fog rolling in!

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Weekend–AM to PM 9.23.2017

My childhood friend, Melissa, aka Mac, came to the Island this weekend.  She too, has a lovely Canon Rebel and we spent all of Saturday running around taking pictures – here are mine

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The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking

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Playing with the macro attachments!

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Perspective!  AKA Belly time!

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I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light

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Macro!  I never realized how pretty moss was.

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I started playing with my F settings and exposure – a few of my photos were “washed” out – however, I was able to recover much of it with my photo editor. 

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This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7

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I saw this mushroom – and instantly I thought of the Smurfs – then I get up and Mac said the same thing.  It’s amazing how sometimes we think alike! 

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To end the day (Before food that is!) we hit up Sand Beach – tide was still high – but it was still a breathtaking sight to see. 

Macro–9.20.2017

I purchased a set of Macro lens – so now I am looking at the world in a whole new way – mostly down on my belly or kneeling in the muck taking pics Smile

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I found this little guy crawling around on my porch last week.  Oh so very slowly.

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I have 4 different lenses – x10, x4, x2 and x1 – Autofocus is close to useless while using 10 – I can also stack them for more magnifications

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I’m a “fan” of the whole focus/blur – so I use the P setting often – one thing off to the side, with the blur washing out to one side.

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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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