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4th of July–Stonington, ME

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. 

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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.

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The theme this year was: PIRATES!

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I’ve been working on blur and focus – my new camera works different my old one – finding that balance has been interesting. 

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Light, shadows, colors and details.

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I have a thing for doors.  Like this one. 

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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

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I played around with zooming in and out – the challenge in that is – focus. 

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Beach Time

I decided to skip the gym one afternoon, and go running around on the rocky shores of Sand Beach.

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Not the sunniest day, but cold and gorgeous (Its April!)

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Around and About – Maine

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!)

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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.

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I love how the ice makes jigsaw puzzle like patterns on the edge of the water!

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Taken from the front walkway of the Boyce Motel one fine evening in Stonington, Me

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This is what happens during laundry time – I get bored and take pictures of things….. name that object!

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There is beauty in everything – and in everything there is beauty.

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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!

Sun Set–Rocky Beaches

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. 

Paydirt.

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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.

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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*

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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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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Stonington, Maine

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. 

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I got out late most days, so catching the sun was rare.  But then again, overcast can make for great pics too!

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Intro to Deer Isle

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!

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