Just A Maine Girl Embarking on Adventures

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The Basin–Lazy Day–7-28-2019

We had some killer heat the last week in NH and there was no long distance hiking to be had! 

So I hit up the Basin one afternoon, with my camera and a towel to hang out.

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You can’t beat the water here in NH, clear and always flowing.  And the mushrooms are in abundance!

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Yes, that IS A smurf! 

I picked him up when shopping for Hardy Boy books on the weekend.  I thought, well mushrooms = smurfs, right? 

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Cherry Mountain–7-24-2019

Oh Cherry Mountain!  Nice hike on a very hot day, shady and comfortable hike.  A few steep spots however.  Worth the trek!

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Of course, I hunted out the mushrooms.  As well as how the great shafts of light were hitting the ground.  Never know what you will find and make for a great picture.

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Mr. Frog jumped over my boots so I thought I’d take his picture.  He didn’t sit still for very long, however. 

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The views!  You cannot beat the views, can you?  ‘nuff said.

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Wonder Woman! 

I have several trinkets that I carry with me.  Wonder Woman is one of them.  I thought I’d give a nice perspective shot a try. 

Covered Bridge–7-12-2019

After work, I decided to go out galivanting.  I came across a covered bridge.

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I like the above picture, framing it was fun, since there were cars whizzing by me at times. 

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Some of the reflections in the water were stellar that day!  As well as the clouds that came in.

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Capturing flowing water in the full sun, without an ND filter, is a fun task.  I had to do a lot of fiddling with my settings.

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Bridal Veil Trail–4.22.19

I decided to hit up the trail after work.  I didn’t make it TO the falls, because – well I am slow and I take pictures!  I will have to hit it up at noon on a nice cloudy afternoon this summer.

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After about a mile, I knew I was not going to get to the 2.5 miles in mark to the actual water falls, but I also knew I heard running water!  Off the trail and into the woods we go!

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Yes the keys are back!  I have another “series” I’m working on, but I do think that will be an instagram only gig!

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Very worth the dashing down and following the water!  Also, it was 74 in the woods and a nice, cool, 68 down here.  Also, prettier!

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I had to scamper around a lot, got dirty, and sweaty and had a blast.  Part of the down side of being away from home is, well, being away from home.  The upside, is the experience and the adventures I can have. 

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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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New York, New York–9-22-2018

Roughly about a month ago, my friend, Melissa messaged me with a link.  It was Dax Shepard in NYC.  After a quick message to Julia, asking if it was okay and I could afford it, I said YES!  (This is why we are still married, we ask the little things). 

Mel booked everything (she’s a pro now!) and boom!  I worked the previous Sunday, I drove over to her place on Thursday and off we went!

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I could never, ever live here. I could, however, visit! I’m not an urban photographer. I hope I did it justice! Thursday we both started throwing out “things we wanted to do”. Honestly, we knew we could do 2 things, one in the AM and then one in the early PM (with lunch). We tossed out a few ideas, but both that stuck was the 9/11 Memorial. And the other, Little Italy.

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The 9/11 Memorial is a wonder in structure, as well as something else – somber and thought provoking, it’s one of those places that brings you back to that day – which is the point. Seeing the names and the pictures is – surreal. I’ve a close friend who was flying out of NYC that very day, and I remember the worry if that was her flight, was she okay. I cannot even imagine knowing a loved one was IN those buildings. I had the stroke of luck to meet Shannon Stapleton in Stongington, ME, last year. He and I talked photography and all the time we spoke, his name rang a bell. It ran a bell because he was a “witness” to what had happened. Before he and I parted ways that night, I asked him, he’s a photographer for Reuters, why his name was familiar. His face changed just slightly, that haunting in his eyes appeared and he said “I was at 9/11, I took pictures when it happened.”. I saw his name on the witness plague that day. The world IS a far smaller place than we imagine.

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My key series made it’s way to NYC! I think it is one of my fave pictures to date.

Afterwards! We made our way to Little Italy! And low and behold, there was a street fest going on. From Ferrara’s Pastries to having a wickedly good lunch at Lunetta’s, and walking through the throng of the crowd.

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Can we talk about the crowds? Or the building? It’s all wicked!  We had a blast and would do it again!

The Flume–8.19.2018

The Flume!  A pretty active day, and some great pics!  No ND filters, but I managed with Fstops, long exposures and ISO

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The area is gorgeous, and a lot of natural beauty.

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The flowing water! ‘Nuff Said

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I did a total of 5 miles on a Sunday Smile

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There is no way to take a good enough picture to show the massive walls of this place.

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Of course, much to my wife’s chagrin, my keys showed up!

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I ended up taking 300 photos, but editing about 80.  Which is a good ratio. 

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