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6.26.2020–Backyard Sunset

At first, I didn’t think it would be much of a sunset, but I was wrong.

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Had a lot of pinks, and purples, and blue skies. 

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As it got darker, the colors got deeper. 

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06-24-2020–Sunsets, R&R Tracks and Wicked Skies

The camera, at times, can catch more than what the eye can see.  Like the milkway, for example.  I don’t over saturate or over HRD my photos, I try and keep them as close to what I see as possible. 

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I played with my settings and let in more/less light for different shots. 

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This sometimes allows me to get a deeper color in my photos without having to drag those sliders way over into “that’s to much” land.

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06-15-2020–20 Mins of sunset photos!

The light started to change and I ventured out into the back yard to take a few photos – all of these were taken w/in 20 or so minutes and all in my back yard.

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A few shots of the Iris’ and the blooms on Jules apple tree.

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The potato fields right out back from my house. 

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There is our super humble abode – and a wickedly awesome sunset.

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I had to lighten these up a little to get the details out Smile

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Moving into the side yard – when the light started to change again. 

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My beloved railroad tracks.  And, hello there, Canada.

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And lastly, my fence.  I wasn’t ever planning on putting up a fence but – you know – unruly neighbors – but no that it’s there, I love it!  It gives me a fun spot to take photos off and giving me some contrast and texture in my photos. 

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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05-25-2018–Rust and Sky

A few old cars over in PI – my friend, Jamie P, took some of the same cars – his were FAR better!

I messed up on a setting somewhere, I think my f/stop.  But I did get a few good one of the 15 I took!

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Beauty Everywhere…

There is beauty in everything – in every fleck of rust, in every curve of a bottle, in every color of glass, in every line of a table, in the way the light shafts of the angle of a door knob…. There is beauty everywhere….

 

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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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Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine

I really do enjoy this island – after work on a Friday, I decided to go snapping pictures instead of going to the gym. 

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I do enjoy taking a look at things from different perspectives – and sometimes up close and person is best.

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Check out the clouds – cotton candy in a sea of blue

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I have yet to go inside the Opera House (yes, yes, I will go maybe when Jules visits)

 

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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.

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I can’t wait for longer days to hang out on my porch, do my nightly scheduling, and watch the boats come in.

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Deer Isle, Maine–Snow

I’ll admit, I am not the biggest fan of the snow.  However, it is pretty.  Most of the time. 

 

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Haystack Mountain

My wife, god love her, as I do, isn’t an outdoors person. I am. ATVs, hiking, walking in the woods, going off and finding abandon houses, tramping along the railroad bed. But, I did get her to climb Haystack Mountain! Whooot!

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The hike up was great, the sun was nice, and a few good pictures were had!

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We often forget what is just in our back yard, and the gorgeous world that is around us, every single day. Cotton Candy Clouds on a Bed of Blue….

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A few of these might make it up onto our wall one day. Was a great, short stint up rocky terrain.

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