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Old Orchard Beach–1-31-2020

First post of the year!  I had to jaunt over to Falmouth, and was thinking “where can I go for some sunset photos?”  OOB – why not!

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OOB is one of those Iconic Maine Scenes.  No one takes the same shot twice, yet – it’s all the same place.

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The beach was deserted and – COLD! 

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YES!  Arrow Made an appearance Smile

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The light changes so quickly at times when shooting sunset photos – that golden moment.

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Did I mention it was cold? 

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Even if it was cold – it was clear and gorgeous and the light faded quickly, shifting from pinks and oranges to deeper blues and purples. 

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I stood in this exact spot for almost 5 mins.  Taking photos on the same settings – and waiting – and waiting.  Then in editing, I tried to match up the same lines and close to the same edit settings. 

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1-1-2018

January! The start of a new year – I wrapped up January in Deer Isle. We had some killer cold days too!  And cute turkeys! 

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Best of January

Someone suggested to me to make a “best of” my photos.  I have to be honest, that’s a LOT of pictures.  So I’ll be doing this every last day of the month (if I can).  I went all the way back (as far as I have saved) and rummaged around in my January folders. 

 

2014

 

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Stormy, on the couch, where she shouldn’t have been! 

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2016

My first time in Deer Isle, while working at the nursing home – I was there a short time – 9 weeks or so, but it’s a place I’ll definitely want to go back to again and again.

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2017

Snow Storms from HELL! 

Nuff said

 

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My 2nd time in Deer Isle (I just realized I spent two winters there in the last 3 years).  So many pictures to pick from – but these are my faves.

 

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01.01.2018–Gobble Gobble and Ice, Ice, Baby

You never know what you’ll find right in front of your face – I opened the door and – oh, wonder what that will look like up close Smile

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More of that sea fog, or mist, or – damn it, it’s cold!

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Turkey!  I never noticed the cool colors on these guys.  This one below is cruising – check out the fly of snow at his feet.  My friend, Ricky, told me to “bring him some!” 

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This is over in Blue Hill – near reversing falls – it’s totally frozen over – brrrr!

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Fall On Deer Isle–9.26.2017

 

I got off early from work today (whoohoo) so instead of going to the gym (inside) I went hiking (outside) because it’s the last week of Sept and it was almost 80!

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The colors are starting to come in here, down state – I love orange leaves…..

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Everyone is going to think I’ve a thing for mushrooms, I don’t – however!  they are great to start learning the macro settings on my camera on

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Moss – really, gorgeous!

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This guy was nice enough to stay still for a few pics

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Macro, Macro!

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Fog rolling in!

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Weekend–AM to PM 9.23.2017

My childhood friend, Melissa, aka Mac, came to the Island this weekend.  She too, has a lovely Canon Rebel and we spent all of Saturday running around taking pictures – here are mine

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The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking

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Playing with the macro attachments!

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Perspective!  AKA Belly time!

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I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light

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Macro!  I never realized how pretty moss was.

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I started playing with my F settings and exposure – a few of my photos were “washed” out – however, I was able to recover much of it with my photo editor. 

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This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7

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I saw this mushroom – and instantly I thought of the Smurfs – then I get up and Mac said the same thing.  It’s amazing how sometimes we think alike! 

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To end the day (Before food that is!) we hit up Sand Beach – tide was still high – but it was still a breathtaking sight to see. 

Macro–9.20.2017

I purchased a set of Macro lens – so now I am looking at the world in a whole new way – mostly down on my belly or kneeling in the muck taking pics Smile

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I found this little guy crawling around on my porch last week.  Oh so very slowly.

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I have 4 different lenses – x10, x4, x2 and x1 – Autofocus is close to useless while using 10 – I can also stack them for more magnifications

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I’m a “fan” of the whole focus/blur – so I use the P setting often – one thing off to the side, with the blur washing out to one side.

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