I got to spend the 4th of July working, and then taking pictures. Stonington had fun for the 4th – food on the docks, and fireworks… I met Shannon Stapleton, a photographer who works for Reuters on the dock. We talked photography and the Island.
This wonderful rainbow appears often over the water if its been foggy and clears or raining because of the way the sun catches the water crystals in the air.
The theme this year was: PIRATES!
I’ve been working on blur and focus – my new camera works different my old one – finding that balance has been interesting.
Light, shadows, colors and details.
I have a thing for doors. Like this one.
I have never taken pictures of fireworks before. So I googled. I do not have a trigger bulb release. I had to use a 2 second delay with means I had to time the shots out really well. Or, leave it to luck. I think it was 50/50
I played around with zooming in and out – the challenge in that is – focus.
I decided to skip the gym one afternoon, and go running around on the rocky shores of Sand Beach.
Not the sunniest day, but cold and gorgeous (Its April!)
One of the best parts of working this home care job, is the places I go and things I see. Typically, its go, go, go. But I can get out of the car, snap 10 pictures in under five minutes. I just have to drive fast to make up for the time, right? (I’m joking!)
These are the same pictures, one is HDR’ed slightly more than the other – its an old rushed out truck sitting somewhere around Harbour Side, Me. On these wicked twisty, turn roads.
I love how the ice makes jigsaw puzzle like patterns on the edge of the water!
Taken from the front walkway of the Boyce Motel one fine evening in Stonington, Me
This is what happens during laundry time – I get bored and take pictures of things….. name that object!
There is beauty in everything – and in everything there is beauty.
I drove this area last year, but this lovely motorcycle, I had never seen (more than likely covered by snow). This year, during one of the many thaws, I spotted it on my way home and snagged a few pictures. Interesting how the rust bleeds through the paint – they sure don’t make em like they used too!
I say this ALL the time. I love to chase the light. I love the sun. I love sunsets and sun rises. I was having trouble catching a great sunset on the Island. They are fleeting and I couldn’t find “the place”. Then one of the CNA’s at the nursing home told me about the beach.
So off I went, found the beach but the sun wasn’t right yet. I headed up around the other end of the Island and found a place that the sky was just starting to color.
I took off and headed back to the beach and now the light was better. I walked around, met a great dog who thought I was the devil. *L*
I sat on the rocks and waited. I am totally in love with my new lens. It reacts quick, seems easier to use. Also – no swapping lenses!
The sun set slowly that night, so I had all the time in the world to roam around the rocky beach and snap a picture here and a picture there. Some time to think. Reflect. Contemplate.
I got back in the car before it got to dark and headed back to the dock I’d taken a few pictures at before and snapped a few more.
So the lil Island I was working at was pretty fun. Qaunt, throw back to quieter times. I love bridges, as does my brother. So this is about one of my fave pics I’ve ever taken.
I got out late most days, so catching the sun was rare. But then again, overcast can make for great pics too!
The wife and I took a quick jaunt to Deer Isle before I began my job there. Great Island, certainly want to go back someday in the summer!