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Abandoned Trains in Bartlett, NH–06-26-2019

I went out looking for this place last week and didn’t find it.  Today it was hot, and the trailhead was packed.  So, I downloaded google earth (whoot for tech!) and found it!

Let’s start w/the black and white!

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These are the color options, tada!  If you look super close, you can see the photographer (moi) in the lens ball.  I didn’t notice it when I was taking the pictures due to the bright sun. 

Did I mention it was hot?

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Thrifting and Night Shoot 6-22-2019

My sister in law, Vic, loves old stuff! and I love going out and looking for it…..

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I hit up several places, talked to some people, and found a lot of what she was looking for!

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Often she has to send me examples of what she is looking for because I have no clue Smile

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I then took a nap (I know right!) and headed out to chase the millkyway.  It was super elusive this time around!  That’s okay I got the crab nebula in a few photos and then the moon rose and washed it all out!

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I have to admit, the world looks vastly different in the dark of night. 

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Frankenstein Tressels! 6-17-2019

Maybe its just the name, but I do like this place!

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As an aside, one of the worst marked trails ever!

Also a tough hike, not a moderate trail at all, definitely on the hard side!

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I am going to somehow get a night shoot here this summer!  I think it would be sweet!

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05.24.2019–Time @ Home

We welcomed a new addition about a month ago, his name is Archer.  He’s slowly starting to fit in and get used to us and us to him. 

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Back yard beauty!  I love my back yard and don’t spend enough time in it, since I travel. 

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I went off for a walk to the pond and snagged a few pictures around an about. 

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The light was great – spring brings different subjects to light

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I walked up Ricky T’s driveway, I always find something to take a picture of there.

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I then hit up the old Church, and got a few good shots.  A bit haunting to be honest.

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And then – the tracks!

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05-06-2018

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)

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The first photo below is the view to the west, the next is the view to the east.  They look nothing alike. 

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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. 

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And  then, the sky changed.  It moved from dark and foreboding to pink and glorious. 

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04.29.2018

Sometimes you just gotta pull over and snag a pic.  I love trains, but they are never “stopped” by my house, so I did a 5 min – “snap as fast as you can” the other day. 

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The full moon is always a challenge to shoot, I think I got one or two right this time. 

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Sunsets, Railroad Tracks, and the Former Notre Dame Church.

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Best of June

2009

Moose!  This is a little one.  This is a scanned photo, in fact, I had my old film Rebel with  me this day. 

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2015

No words needed: nature

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2016

When I came back from New Mexico, I had gotten a new lens – since I hike, and need to haul water, etc with  me.  I wanted a more “all in one” lens.  I picked up a Tamron 18-270mm.  It’s a midgrade lens, and sometimes you get some noise.  The editing program I use though, I can easily get rid of the noise.  This is one of my first shots with it.  I really love the lens. 

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2017

ECHO!  The newest addition to our family (and the LSAT for a while) – yeah, if ONLY she stayed this size!

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A lot about photography is about timing, and sometimes luck!  I was lucky to spend time in the MidCoast area, and the rainbow shots were 1000% luck of timing. 

Best of March

 

Aw, winter months!  The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.

2012

Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work. 

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2013

Perspective. 

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”.

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2015

This is Emerson.  Emerson has the best smile.

‘nuff said.

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2016

2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went.  Not to northern NM, but more south. 

No.  Snow!

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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!

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Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great!  I never got around to going there at sunset.

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Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)

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My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture. 

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Old School

Photos taken before the time of digital.  Imagine only having 24 opportunities to take the perfect picture.  Photography has taken a huge leap in popularity in the last few years – Mainly due to the fact that its become so easy with cheaper cameras, lens, and post processing to take a GREAT picture.  You take a “good” picture and make it great with post processing.  Back in “the day” you had to take a great pic right out of the camera. 

 

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5.31.2012–A Walk by the Tracks

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