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Sunsets & Superheroes–05-20-2020

Our friend, Jodi, got Jules and I some pop funko figures “just cuz” so I spent a few mins w/the kids taking some poses!

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Then the sun began to set……

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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!

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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08-02-2018–Former church of Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel

I finally hiked (1000 feet) over to the Musee that was a former church up my road.  I’ve taken many pictures of the place before and do like getting some inside pics ever few years. 

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Then I moved upstairs to get a panoramic view of the church.

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07-15-2018

An Impromptu dash around the valley for some sunset shots. 

 

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My back yard.  Yes, that’s mine.  Simple, yet gorgeous. 

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I went over to the Grand Isle Boat Landing for some pictures of the river.

 

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The Barn. 

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07-04-2018

While some were watching fireworks, I was watching the sunset.

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The pinks and purples rocked that night!

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Taken behind the former Notre Dame Church.  Then along the road and behind another neighbors house.  It’s a great spot for sunsets!

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There is a little cabin and a pond back there and the reflections were stellar!

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05-31-2018–Fingers of light and Angels playing to the fading sunset

Another night and another great sunset – and a few up close pics of those lovely purple flowers that litter our back yard and from the previous evenings moon rising. 

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05-30-2018–Sunsets and Church

I happen to be fortunate enough to live just down the street from a great old church that boasts the BEST Angels on its twin towers.

I also happen to get to see some of the best sunsets Northern Maine has to offer from my back yard. 

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4-8-2018–Barns and Rust

I had some blankets to toss into the laundry last weekend and decided, on the way there, that the sun was just right to stop and check out this old barn in Grand Isle with the Acadian Flag painted on it. 

Barn – Grand isle, maine

 

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No the paint didn’t bleed!  This is just how lovely the reflection was. 

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Rusty and old truck

 

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After the laundry mat, I took a lil jaunt up a back road and snagged a few pics of this brilliant old truck and a few other items there. 

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Don’t ask me the name of this bird, he was knocked out in the middle of the road.  I pulled over, kept him close for a while and he woke up – and sat on my car for a while, then took off!

3-11-2018

A bleary winter day – doesn’t mean there isn’t beauty around!

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