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Best of December

 

 

2015

Doors!  Bridges!  Deer Isle, where I’ve spent more of my PTA career than anywhere else!

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2016

This youngling was crossing in front of my care one evening, I pulled over to snap a shot, whistled and she turned. 

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The one thing we have plenty of in Northern Maine = snow!

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Oh my lovely sunflares, how I love thee

 

2017

Having spent the full year in the Mid-Coast area, I truly began to explore.  Having been there for 9 weeks in full winter before was difficult to really see everything – but with a year to venture, I found I still didn’t see Everything!

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With a new camera and lens, came learning it all over again.  There are several creative settings on the t5i and I’m only just getting a good grasp on them. 

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Above is Moonrise and below is sunset the next day! 

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Oh Echo, this is the best pic of her I have gotten so far.  She’s such a serious dog.  And never really sits still.  I love her “eyebrows”. 

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The below is my Christmas Eve Sunset up at Long Lake on my way to my brother’s place.

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The below is in Bar Harbor – I was heading there every few days for work, I had pts there – this took me about 3 weeks to get JUST the right timing that the sun would be the “top” of the crate tree. 

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Best of November

2010

Until now, I’d had a film camera – then my lovely wife bought me my first DSLR – a 10meg pix Canon Rebel SL – bare basic, stripped down camera. 

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Right outside Lajoie/Gran Prix Farms in VB. 

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2015

I still had my bare basic SL at this time, which is STILL in my closet, btw.  However, I was steadfast that when I got home I was getting an “all in one” lens because hoofing around a wide angle and a telephoto was getting heavy. 

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I love doors, well, I love a lot of things.  This is in Taos, New Mexico in the pueblos.  What a gorgeous area. 

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Mountains in Colorado.  Just gorgeous. 

 

2017

Ah, I spent the year here, in Deer Isle.  A lovely angry sky night!

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I was out chasing the light one evening and ended up not where I thought I was going – I took a left and not a right – I ended up here, close to a private peer, I think.  And I got some great purple light that night!

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I did this lovely B&W challenge, the below was taken with my phone. 

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Best of October

One of my FAVE months – because, face it, FALL!

2013

2013 brought me to my clinical time in Millinocket Maine – and along with that, mine and Julia’s first real “weekend away” just a weekend in Rockland. 

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This Mount Kat picture now hangs as a canvas on our wall – its still one of my faves!

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Shells and shells! 

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Me and my railroad tracks. 

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This was an odd day – the light was musty – then clear, then muddy again.  I played with my camera settings and got this wickedly interesting shot. 

2015

The first few pictures are of TEXAS!  The fun part of being in Clayton, NM was I was an hour away from OK, TX and CO. 

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The Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, NM was just phenomenal!  Pictures just can’t hold up to the true beauty of it!

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Sunrise in Clayton, NM – I had to dash over to my apartment and get my camera – was a cannot miss moment!

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I decided, one Saturday, to go take a ride to find Route 66, I went to Tucomcari, NM – drove around, found a museum and enjoy cruising.

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Garden of the Gods!  In Colorado Springs, my birthday weekend, I knew I’d be depressed being away from home – so I booked a night away, and at 6am I was at the park.  I walked, hiked, took 100s of pictures and just over all enjoyed myself.  What a gorgeous area, if you are ever in CO – the place is FREE!  Take the Jeep tour as well!

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2016

Ah, colors!

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And sun flares!

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2017

My nephew, Rhys and I went out one day to Millinocket and took a boat load of pictures…  We worked on perspective, and then he worked on his appetite.  Smile

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Sunset – Deer Isle, Maine.

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Always trying to find a new way to view the world. 

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Best of September

Ah, Sept, almost fall!  My fave time of the year.

2010

These are my FIRST pictures with my Canon Rebel SX/DSLR – Previously, anything before Sept 2010 was scanned from my film photos (still a Rebel, I’m a Canon girl)

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2013

I spent 7 weeks in Milliknocket, ME doing my clinicals.  The last two shots of 2013 are my first “long exposure” shots.   

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2014

Fall! Up on the mountain in Lille Smile

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2015

I was at my 1st New Mexico assignment for all of Sept of 2015 – what a great area too!

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The below picture was taken atop an inactive volcano – in that view, you can see Texas in the far distance.

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2016

Sunset, flowers, and views from atop Haystack Mountain Smile

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The following few pictures of of a “photo drive” I took with my nephew that summer.  We had a BLAST!

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Views from Haystack!

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2017

I spent ALL of 2017 in MAINE!  Down state and home. 

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One of my fave sunsets!  I love those colors.

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I bought some relatively cheap magnification/marco lens filters.  Most of these are at 2x

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Best of August

It’s a blast to look through photos you’ve taken.  Brings back a lot of memories. 

2013

 

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2014

 

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We spent a weekend up at Little Madawaska Lake, and had a blast! 

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2015

In 2015 I did something I never thought I’d do.  I started my adventure as a traveling PTA.  I interviewed for a job in early August and by late August I was driving across the country to New Mexico.  To a lil burg called Clayton. 

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2016

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I was all over the place in 2016 – Maine, Mass, NM. 

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2017

I spent ALL of 2017 in Stonington Maine, working for VNA/Hancock County Home Care – I loved it. 

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Every single one of those sunsets is a different night.  Yup.  I tell you, down east was a fun place to live for a year. 

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Best of April

The great thing about being a Traveling PTA – well, the travel! 

I adored New Mexico – vastly different than the eastern side of the US – and I’d go again (I totally want to retire in Alamogordo!)

2016

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Angry Sky – pretty much says it all!

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2017

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I love working on perspective – getting down on my belly, back, looking up or down at something.  We typically look at the world from one POV – standing upright and head on. 

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One of my VERY few cell phone pictures – and HDR’ed in photoimpact – I couldn’t miss out on this really cool looking metal and rope bell hanging there.

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This was sort of my “rust” series.  It’s amazing what mother nature does to the world at times. 

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Sand Beach, Stonington, ME – This has been my BEST selling photo.  I had so many requests via Facebook that I sent along canvas prints – there are great colors in this shot!

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Best of March

 

Aw, winter months!  The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.

2012

Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work. 

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2013

Perspective. 

Remy and Storm. 

Remy is our resident flirt and Storm was our “big dog” for 15 years.  She wasn’t a jump on the couch when we were there, but she did like to stick her nose up over the edge and give you “that look”.

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2015

This is Emerson.  Emerson has the best smile.

‘nuff said.

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2016

2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went.  Not to northern NM, but more south. 

No.  Snow!

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So this guy!  I was staying at an RV site, what had tiny cabins (awesome deal, btw!!) – and caught a glimpse of something behind my car before taking off for a day of exploring.  You got it – a peacock!

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Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great!  I never got around to going there at sunset.

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Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)

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My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture. 

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