The on thing about the coast, is it’s always changing. One day the ground is clear, the next 24 inch of snow!
We got slammed and are waiting on more in the next 24 hours. Go down south they said, it’s warmer they said!
I love these old places, there is so much character here!
When it snows, typically the next day the sky is bright blue and the water is gorgeous as calm.
The colors just started to come in through the hazy clouds as I drove home today, snapped a few pictures. I’ve gotten into the habit carrying my camera with me.
My wife, god love her, as I do, isn’t an outdoors person. I am. ATVs, hiking, walking in the woods, going off and finding abandon houses, tramping along the railroad bed. But, I did get her to climb Haystack Mountain! Whooot!
The hike up was great, the sun was nice, and a few good pictures were had!
We often forget what is just in our back yard, and the gorgeous world that is around us, every single day. Cotton Candy Clouds on a Bed of Blue….
A few of these might make it up onto our wall one day. Was a great, short stint up rocky terrain.
Abandoned, overgrown houses and barns always make me think of what would the world look like if people began dying off, or an EMP hit, or some plague struck us down. (Not a zombie thing!). Half eaten meals on a table, VCR tape still jutting from a VCR, a coat draped over a now overturned kitchen chair. Trees and brush sprouting through the basement floors, edging up the stairs and into the 2nd story of the house. So I decided to go venture out and find a few of these places and just “look around”. I’ve been feeling very lackluster about writing lately, but passionate about taking photos, maybe I could get one to spark the other into gear.
There is a sadness in places like this and a story. Why was the house left like that? Why is all their “stuff” still here. Of the odd things you see while traveling, that make no sense in the realm of the world. The WTF things.
Or the beauty that hides in the areas, the wild grass, the wayward trees, the hidden treasures in the overgrown brush that tangle your feet.
We did come across a car from yesteryear. To which my nephew, Rhys asked “Can we take the steering wheel!” What a guy!
Those places, those once-homes to humans or animals, are relics frozen in time with dust and cobwebs. Snapshots into time that has just transpired, the blink of an eye if you think of the age of this rock we live on.
We barely have been able to afford life, much less a vacation. But due to the fact that I’m now a travelling PTA and making a few bucks here and there, we can actually learn to enjoy life!
We headed to Machias, and then to Roque’s Beach. Secluded, quiet, and gorgeous.
We did some searching for seaglass, and just took in the fresh air.
Then we headed over to Machais Falls. Walked around, enjoyed the sights, and then over to Quoddy Lighthouse.
Totally different tapestry here, rocks and not sand, but equally as beautiful.
We decided to keep the world simple, we grabbed sandwiches, and headed back to Roque Beach for dinner on the beach and watch the sunset.
Sometimes it is the simple moments in life that make life worth it and memorable.
So I finally gave in and got a new camera. To most people, that’s not a big thing, for me – its HUGE.
1st, which one do you get? 2nd, how much do I pay? 3rd, what features do I want?
I never have been one to make big purchases, but I put aside a few bucks every week and started researching. It came down between the T5, the T5i, and the SL1 (all Canons as I’ve a great 18-270 lens).
I settled on the T5i, mostly for the sensor review. I ordered it from Abe’s of Maine, out of New Jersey (I don’t ask questions!). I got an email from the company and I had to call them, I found out that the battery life with the normal battery sucks, so I tagged on a purchase of a super sized battery.
My 1st round of taking pictures was a nice sunset along the tracks.
Getting use to a new camera is always a curve. How it feels, the settings, where the buttons are. Thankfully, most cameras are standard, but there is ALWAYS different things you can do. I’ve still got a few kinks to work out!
So the lil Island I was working at was pretty fun. Qaunt, throw back to quieter times. I love bridges, as does my brother. So this is about one of my fave pics I’ve ever taken.
I got out late most days, so catching the sun was rare. But then again, overcast can make for great pics too!
Since I am far behind posting on my blog. Far to busy it seems. I’m going to try and catch up!
While away in New Mexico, I was always trying to find new places to see. Fun way to do that. Hiking.
I picked the LightHouse Trail, one because it was a flat trail with about 800 feet of rock climbing straight up to get to the Light House Formation. And it was the longerst of the trails.
I had a chance play with settings. It was on this hike I decided that I was going to get a lens that was both a wide angle and a zoom. Swapping out was killing me! (I did get a 18mm-270mm lens! It rocks!)
It was a great hike. The upward climb (which I didn’t take pictures of, I was to busy panting and sweating) was hell! But worth it.