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Best of 2017

January

January is typically cold, dreary and snowy!  Sometimes, although, you have one great afternoon after work that just rocks.  This is the Narrows Bridge in Buckport, ME

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February

February, another month full of storms and cold, sometimes wind that threatens to toss your car into the snow bank.

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march

Icy March!  March, downstate, is all about cold, ice, melt, and then more snow!

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April

April showers bring May flowers – and a cornucopia of shells with vibrant colors and a super cloudy day on Sand Beach in Stonington, ME

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May

More shells!  Flowers and ferns.  Smile 

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JUNE

June was a lean month, save for one lovely day where the skies opened up and the sun shown for this brilliant rainbow and of course, the lupines.

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JULY

Shopping at the thrift places in Searsport and 4th of July on the Island were a blast!

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AUGUST

Now, the sunsets in Maine are gorgeous, but for some reason, on this lovely island of Deer Isle – they are spectacular! 

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September

I bought a bunch of cheap magnification filters.  So I spent a lot of time stooping, focusing and looking at the world, again, in a different light. 

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OCTOBER

One of the best days of Oct was going to Mt Kat w/my nephew Rhys, the look on his face when he saw the mountain “up close” was priceless. 

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NOVEMBER

I didn’t get out much in November – but I did take a wrong turn one evening while chasing the sun and got this stunner of a picture. 

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December

And the last month of the year brings the snow BACK to us.  And – that’s a wrap!

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Best of April

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!)

2016

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Angry Sky – pretty much says it all!

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2017

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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. 

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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.

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This was sort of my “rust” series.  It’s amazing what mother nature does to the world at times. 

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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!

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12.19.2017–A Week In Pictures from Stonington to Bar Harbor

 

And Sand Beach…  a fave place for sunsets and this day it had snowed at high tide so the rocks has ‘white caps’

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A play on perspective – the sun a fade and some red berries the focus….  I should have used the flash, but I still liked the result….

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These guys are in Bar Harbor, they were toddling around on the ice so I thought I’d go over and snap a few pics of them – and the bridge

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12.03.2017–Bright Sky–Dark Night

 

The night of the “big” moon.  So I don’t have an ND filter (next on the list!) so that I can leave my aperture open for longer and not let in as much light and gain the shadows of the craters of the moon.  But this came out well enough – Smile

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These are from one of the small “connector” causeways that are around the island.  I clambered down over the guard rail and snapped a few pics…..

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Off to the bridge – because that is where the moon rises this time of year. 

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And there it is – the moon.  Super bright – and lovely – a lot of clouds so this made for snapping a clear picture harder

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11.29.2017–Another Brilliant Sunset

 

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Purple Sky 11.28.2017

There are just some nights where you know the sky is going to light up. 

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I’ve been teasing around more with my settings – so that I have to edit less afterwards.  I think its working. 

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I love dark and light – and photographing an object against the light – but its not always to find.  I got lucky when I was running around the island this night and found a simple dock post with rope just hanging from it.  Perfect. 

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Deer Isle/Stonington Sunset 10.14.2017

 

I have to admit, the lovely sunsets here are just breathtaking!  All the time! 

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