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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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Lille Island and Cemetery

I’ve fiddled around with my new camera and have gotten used to it enough that I’m more comfortable with it.  Last night, after the deluge of rain we got, I knew the river would take on that sweet calm.  I hoped for some nice light.  Jules was getting ready for bed and I changed into jeans and hopped onto the 4 wheeler and jetted off to the Island in Lille.

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My newest lens isn’t as good as my old one (270 vs 300) but I do like it, a little more stable and I find that on the zoom it does just as good a job as my old one.

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I think I have said this before – photographs are 2D while what we see, in life, is 3D.  The lens, camera, whatever – only captures a faction of what the human eye can see.  This is where settings and lighting and even post processing can come in.

I get lazy sometimes and just slap it into auto and take pictures, dealing with everything else in post.  That’s when you are shooting on the fly and don’t have the time to fiddle with the camera.

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The water is super high this year so makes for a mirror like reflection.  Now, about that whole 2D vs 3D thing.  I don’t have anything over the top expensive to do post, its this program called PhotoImpact.  I like it, mainly because I got PI in 1996 and have stuck with it (I got PI 2 and its now up to 13).  I’ve tried lightroom and stuff, but the plug ins and apps drive me bonkers!  I’m not a professional, I am a girl who sees this through the lens of a camera differently.

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The thing about sunsets and sunrises, they don’t last forever.  Zoom in, zoom out, snap shots.  If a blog post is 30 pictures, I’ve taken about 90.  Same shot, different settings.

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The light near the river was fading so back on the 4 wheeler and jetting off to the church.  I was hoping to catch the last of the fledgling light and I did.  After a quick “hi, how are you doing” to the owner of the Church, I zoomed down and snagged a few photos.

1 – taking pictures at night means being stung by mosquitos

2 – those sucks are mean

3 – I’m by no means a great picture taking, at least, I don’t think so.  I see things differently, I’ve been told, so I’m always on the lookout for that.  Last night while moving around in the cemetery, I saw the cast reflection of the fading light on a few headstones.

I do like the way they came out.

Until next time!

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