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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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Fire In The Sky–8.30.2017

On some nights, you just know when the light is going to make the sky a fiery orange….. 

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Sometimes you take a few pictures and the light shifts again, different refractions on the sky, the water, on the atoms in the air….. and you come away with a whole different look….

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Sunflowers and Sunset–300 miles apart–8-23-2017

The sunflowers are in Lille Maine and the sunsets are in Stonington and Deer Isle, Maine – taken on the same day! 

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I have to admit. The sunsets on the coast are wicked – it has to be the whole ocean thing.

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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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