So I headed up to Milan, to see my cousin, Bonnie, her hubby, Dave, their daughter Harley as well as her brother, Mike, his wife, Tammy and daughter Sam. On the way, I was told about Nansen Ski Jump – of course I had to visit!
I got to Milan, and the “girls” were off getting milk and “getting wifi” as there is no cell where the cabin, or as Mike Calls it The Chalet!
We hauled some wood, did some work and when it started snowing after the tour – Bonnie and everyone encouraged me to “go take some pictures!”
And pictures I did take. Bonnie and Dave have a great spread down in NH and very much worth spending time with family!
I hit up Caribou and Presque Isle today, just cuz an met up with my friend, Kasey for lunch. On the drive home I decided to pull over and take a few pictures.
My next stop! Lupins on the side of the road.
After the lupins, I made a quick pit stop at an abandoned building for a few snaps.
Old Trucks and even older Fire Trucks was the next stop on the side of the road. I have myself less than 10 mins to shoot what I wanted. Forces me to be innovated and an economy of shots!
My last stop was a few pictures of an old red barn in Van Buren.
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!
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.
The full moon is always a challenge to shoot, I think I got one or two right this time.
Sunsets, Railroad Tracks, and the Former Notre Dame Church.
I had some blankets to toss into the laundry last weekend and decided, on the way there, that the sun was just right to stop and check out this old barn in Grand Isle with the Acadian Flag painted on it.
Barn – Grand isle, maine
No the paint didn’t bleed! This is just how lovely the reflection was.
Rusty and old truck
After the laundry mat, I took a lil jaunt up a back road and snagged a few pics of this brilliant old truck and a few other items there.
Don’t ask me the name of this bird, he was knocked out in the middle of the road. I pulled over, kept him close for a while and he woke up – and sat on my car for a while, then took off!
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!
The great thing about being a Traveling PTA – well, the travel!
I adored New Mexico – vastly different than the eastern side of the US – and I’d go again (I totally want to retire in Alamogordo!)
Angry Sky – pretty much says it all!
I love working on perspective – getting down on my belly, back, looking up or down at something. We typically look at the world from one POV – standing upright and head on.
One of my VERY few cell phone pictures – and HDR’ed in photoimpact – I couldn’t miss out on this really cool looking metal and rope bell hanging there.
This was sort of my “rust” series. It’s amazing what mother nature does to the world at times.
Sand Beach, Stonington, ME – This has been my BEST selling photo. I had so many requests via Facebook that I sent along canvas prints – there are great colors in this shot!
One of the best parts of working this home care job, is the places I go and things I see. Typically, its go, go, go. But I can get out of the car, snap 10 pictures in under five minutes. I just have to drive fast to make up for the time, right? (I’m joking!)
These are the same pictures, one is HDR’ed slightly more than the other – its an old rushed out truck sitting somewhere around Harbour Side, Me. On these wicked twisty, turn roads.
I love how the ice makes jigsaw puzzle like patterns on the edge of the water!
Taken from the front walkway of the Boyce Motel one fine evening in Stonington, Me
This is what happens during laundry time – I get bored and take pictures of things….. name that object!
There is beauty in everything – and in everything there is beauty.
I drove this area last year, but this lovely motorcycle, I had never seen (more than likely covered by snow). This year, during one of the many thaws, I spotted it on my way home and snagged a few pictures. Interesting how the rust bleeds through the paint – they sure don’t make em like they used too!