We just recently purchase the property next door, the one that I began my life at. The old occupant – left behind some stuff… Including
An old disco ball (a mini)
The first photo below is the view to the west, the next is the view to the east. They look nothing alike.
I’ve been playing around with more focus, and depth of field, aperture, etc. Sometimes finding a good subject to practice on is difficult, other times you need to make things up.
And then, the sky changed. It moved from dark and foreboding to pink and glorious.
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.
Right outside Lajoie/Gran Prix Farms in VB.
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.
I love doors, well, I love a lot of things. This is in Taos, New Mexico in the pueblos. What a gorgeous area.
Mountains in Colorado. Just gorgeous.
Ah, I spent the year here, in Deer Isle. A lovely angry sky night!
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!
I did this lovely B&W challenge, the below was taken with my phone.
One of my first digital shots. I was walking our dog, Storm by the tracks and off these guys flew over head. I took this from “the hip”
This is Storm, she was sad this day because the retaining wall had literally fallen – thanks to the flooding!
The house pictures are my friend, Kasey’s home. I did a series of black and white and color and the B/W are FAR better looking than the color- and then Mr. Hummingbird.
A left over from the previous fall – in clear water.
NOT Fiddleheads! I just liked the light and shadow – my reward for this pic – a wet butt an a great picture!
Granite Quarry off Oceanview in Stonington, ME!
Scott’s Landing – found as is! I just lined up the shot!
Aw, winter months! The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.
Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work.
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”.
This is Emerson. Emerson has the best smile.
2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went. Not to northern NM, but more south.
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!
Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great! I never got around to going there at sunset.
Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)
My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture.
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
The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking
Playing with the macro attachments!
Perspective! AKA Belly time!
I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light
Macro! I never realized how pretty moss was.
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.
This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7
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!
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.
Since we are supposed to get rain for the next few days – I decided that I was skipping the gym and hitting the sunset beat.
There are tons of nooks and crannies here in Deer Isle and Stonington. I’m having fun seeking them out and I know I haven’t even scratched the surface.
There are various beaches here on the Island, and learning just where the sun sets and rises, is an every changing curve – getting to know the island while driving for work has its advantages
A picture is worth 1000 words, and sometimes, words fail you – so the pictures shall speak.
I really do enjoy this island – after work on a Friday, I decided to go snapping pictures instead of going to the gym.
I do enjoy taking a look at things from different perspectives – and sometimes up close and person is best.
Check out the clouds – cotton candy in a sea of blue
I have yet to go inside the Opera House (yes, yes, I will go maybe when Jules visits)
I don’t get “sunsets” where I am living, instead I get that sweet glow of blue, oranges, and yellows – which can be better sometimes.
I can’t wait for longer days to hang out on my porch, do my nightly scheduling, and watch the boats come in.