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Bemis Brook–7-15-2019

I wanted a short hike after work, and this was it.  Just under 3 miles near Arethusa Falls.

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As you can see, I got a new prop.  Wonder Woman! 

And my keys.

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What a fun little hike, and quiet.  Definitely somewhere I’d go again just for fun. 

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Saddaday Falls–5.5.2019

It was gloomy when I got up, so decided to drive around the Kanc and ended up at Saddaday Falls, even this time of year the trail heads are already packed. 

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Before I got to the falls, I tucked in to this other spot on the way.  With the melt the waters are running fast and hard and kind of dirty to!

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The falls is a short hike, but sometimes the better attraction is the river that leads you to the falls. 

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There was still snow on the ground in many places.  And the water was cold, but the walk/hike was fun and I got to take my time and snap a few pictures.

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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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After Work Runaround–4.19.19

After work I decided, since it was nice to hit up a few places and see how the water was flowing and what things I could snap pics of!

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Sometimes even brown on brown makes for great photographs. 

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Swift Water – 10-19-2018

Of course, a conversation with Wendy (and a pt) led me to Swift River!  Cute covered bridge with some fun water.  I’m hoping I’m here when it thaws, the water must be amazing!

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Photographing running water like this is far, far better on a cloudy day as you are allowing your lens to stay “open” longer to capture the motion, making that blur.  Sunny days means a wash out or you can use an ND filter.  Which I have, but am still learning to master.

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The hiking season is slowly coming to a close – but I’m hoping to get some good “cold/winter” ones in before there is to much snow on the ground to do it!

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Fish River Falls–10-08-2018

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

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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.

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Nothing like the colors in Maine.  ‘Nuff said!

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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!

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Glen Ellis Falls–9-12-2018

Stairs and gorgeous moving water.  A new challenge for me, we don’t have much of that in Northern Maine, I can tell you that!

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It’s a great hike, with wonderful views.  The one great thing about getting out early is being able to go do these things with no crowds!

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I went off the trail for a bit as well, finding different shots, playing with the lightning.

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Its far easier to take these pictures than the big grand vistas.  They have everything you want, movement, texture, perspective. 

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These hikes are a good work out, and I get some fabulous pics from it!

and I’m not home and bored!

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From Littleton to Lille–8-31-2018

The biggest problem I face is the crowds!  Weekends are impossible to go anywhere, cars are lines along the highway for miles.  And the days are growing shorter, so short hops to places are best!

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Littleton is a fun little town, with a few places to take a decent picture Smile

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CHUTTERS!  A huge store filled with: Candy

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yes, look my keys!

And a few pictures from home.  I love home.  And my backyard.

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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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Sunday Funday–08-12-2018

Every single trail head was PACKED today!  so, instead I found the quiet places.  I guess I will be hiking after work.  !

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And there are the keys!  They make a good prop – 8 for the # of assignments and 3 for the # of years I’ve been a PTA. 

I’m working on using my ND filters, so I’m not quite there yet!  Waterfalls here we go later this week!

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A wicked cool metal works place in Bethlehem, NH. 

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