Just A Maine Girl Embarking on Adventures

Posts tagged ‘Maine’

Adventure with Rhys–8-5-2019

A yearly or biyearly thing, a day out with Rhys!

  IMG_7177IMG_7183IMG_7184IMG_7185

Rhys has this thing for “abandoned” house.  There are only so many out there, but we ventured around and found a few spots.

IMG_7187IMG_7188IMG_7192IMG_7193

We worked on Sunflares and angles and seeing the “big picture” this time. 

IMG_7196IMG_7204IMG_7205

We stopped in at an old caboose that Rhys had fun with.  of course, he really wanted to get inside – but alas – it was locked!

IMG_7160IMG_7162IMG_7164IMG_7165

I got a new buddy, the Green Arrow!

IMG_7166IMG_7167IMG_7169IMG_7170IMG_7171IMG_7174

An awesome field of yellow!

IMG_7207IMG_7209

The day ended with Viv visiting as well, I do think Archer liked her. 

Advertisements

Back Yard Beauty–8-2-2019

This is sort of an on going series for me. Since I am only home for short periods of time, my back yard and home take on an ethereal feel for me.

IMG_7083IMG_7084IMG_7086

Archer had fun in the lovely back field that was planted this year behind our house. 

IMG_7087IMG_7088IMG_7089IMG_7090

There is something about the “wide openness” of Maine, more so in The Valley and Aroostook County. 

IMG_7091IMG_7093IMG_7104

Archer enjoying the huge back yard, and his big ball he loves to lick for hours.

IMG_7107IMG_7115IMG_7109IMG_7110IMG_7108

There really is no place like home.

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. 

IMG_6576IMG_6577IMG_6578IMG_6563IMG_6567IMG_6570IMG_6574IMG_6575

See those bright yellow streaks?  Those are fireflies!  Yes I got photobombed by fireflies.  Which was, sort of cool!

IMG_6589IMG_6591IMG_6579IMG_6580IMG_6581IMG_6582IMG_6587IMG_6588

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. 

IMG_6602IMG_6604IMG_6592IMG_6595IMG_6598IMG_6599IMG_6600IMG_6601

Jupiter was also out and about last night.  These were all taken within less than a mile from home.

IMG_6615IMG_6616IMG_6605IMG_6609IMG_6610IMG_6611IMG_6612IMG_6614

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!

IMG_6617IMG_6618IMG_6619IMG_6619-2

05.24.2019–Time @ Home

We welcomed a new addition about a month ago, his name is Archer.  He’s slowly starting to fit in and get used to us and us to him. 

IMG_5438IMG_5433IMG_5434IMG_5437

Back yard beauty!  I love my back yard and don’t spend enough time in it, since I travel. 

IMG_5439IMG_5440IMG_5443

I went off for a walk to the pond and snagged a few pictures around an about. 

IMG_5451IMG_5454IMG_5445IMG_5446IMG_5448

The light was great – spring brings different subjects to light

IMG_5455IMG_5456IMG_5465IMG_5469

I walked up Ricky T’s driveway, I always find something to take a picture of there.

IMG_5481IMG_5478

I then hit up the old Church, and got a few good shots.  A bit haunting to be honest.

IMG_5483IMG_5482IMG_5482-2

And then – the tracks!

IMG_5500IMG_5484IMG_5485IMG_5486IMG_5488IMG_5489IMG_5490IMG_5490-2

Drive Home–5.17.2019

Have to love when the clouds cooperate and make for a great backdrop to an already wicked shot!

IMG_5432IMG_5427IMG_5428IMG_5429IMG_5430IMG_5431

Fish River Falls–10-08-2018

My wife and I went out leaf peeping when I was up home. 

20181008_123340

20181008_123344

20181008_125515

20181008_131903

20181008_160457

20181008_161510

20181008_171731

20181008_171749

20181008_172015

20181008_172716

20181008_172747

20181008_172751

I took the above with my cell phone, as much as some folks say they “look the same” as DSLRs, I can always see the difference.

IMG_3807

IMG_3808

IMG_3800

IMG_3801

IMG_3802

IMG_3803

IMG_3804

IMG_3805

Nothing like the colors in Maine.  ‘Nuff said!

IMG_3871

IMG_3809

IMG_3810

IMG_3811

IMG_3812

IMG_3813

IMG_3815

IMG_3821

IMG_3826

IMG_3829

IMG_3836

IMG_3841

IMG_3847

IMG_3848

IMG_3853

IMG_3869

IMG_3855

IMG_3859

I hadn’t ever been to Fish River Falls, neither had my wife, who got all adventurous on me and we trekked along the side of the river for a bit, running around on rocks.  fun!

IMG_3873

IMG_3890

IMG_3881

IMG_3882

IMG_3884

IMG_3885

IMG_3886

IMG_3888

IMG_3889

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

IMG_1833

IMG_1834

IMG_1835

IMG_1836

IMG_1839

IMG_1822

IMG_1826

IMG_1829

IMG_1830

IMG_1831

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

IMG_1873

IMG_1876

IMG_1878

IMG_1879

IMG_1888

IMG_1845

IMG_1851

IMG_1861

IMG_1862

IMG_1872

The flowing water! ‘Nuff Said

IMG_1911

IMG_1913

IMG_1914

IMG_1919

IMG_1890

IMG_1891

IMG_1895

IMG_1899

IMG_1904

IMG_1905

I did a total of 5 miles on a Sunday Smile

IMG_1956

IMG_1957

IMG_1960

IMG_1962

IMG_1921

IMG_1926

IMG_1929

IMG_1931

IMG_1936

IMG_1940

IMG_1941

IMG_1944

IMG_1945

IMG_1949

IMG_1950

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

IMG_1997

IMG_2001

IMG_2004

IMG_2005

IMG_1965

IMG_1967

IMG_1968

IMG_1974

IMG_1975

IMG_1977

IMG_1980

IMG_1981

IMG_1990

IMG_1992

IMG_1995

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

IMG_2045

IMG_2049

IMG_2052

IMG_2055

IMG_2008

IMG_2009

IMG_2014

IMG_2018

IMG_2019

IMG_2020

IMG_2031

IMG_2032

IMG_2039

IMG_2041

IMG_2043

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

IMG_2056

IMG_2066

IMG_2071

IMG_2073

IMG_2076

IMG_2090

IMG_2103

IMG_2104

IMG_2105

IMG_2110

Tag Cloud