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Mt Pemigewasset 6-24-2019

Monday afternoon hike!  It wasn’t to hot, but boy the flies were killer!  And I had a ton of bug spray on too.

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The views were worth the trudge thru the sometimes mud, the swarms of flies, and the heat. 

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I had a weeee bit of fun with the lens ball.  It’s a cool thing to carry around.  I will, at some point, figure out how to flip the image, but I rather like it upright. 

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Someone lost a pair of sunglasses.  It became a prop!

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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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Sunsets and Ocean Air–9.4.2017

A few shots of a nice evening sunset on Deer Isle.

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09-27-2016

A great Sunrise

‘Nuff said.

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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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Sun Set–Rocky Beaches

I say this ALL the time.  I love to chase the light.  I love the sun.  I love sunsets and sun rises.  I was having trouble catching a great sunset on the Island.  They are fleeting and I couldn’t find “the place”.  Then one of the CNA’s at the nursing home told me about the beach. 

Paydirt.

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So off I went, found the beach but the sun wasn’t right yet.  I headed up around the other end of the Island and found a place that the sky was just starting to color.

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I took off and headed back to the beach and now the light was better.  I walked around, met a great dog who thought I was the devil.  *L*

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I sat on the rocks and waited.  I am totally in love with my new lens.  It reacts quick, seems easier to use.  Also – no swapping lenses! 

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The sun set slowly that night, so I had all the time in the world to roam around the rocky beach and snap a picture here and a picture there.  Some time to think.  Reflect.  Contemplate. 

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I got back in the car before it got to dark and headed back to the dock I’d taken a few pictures at before and snapped a few more. 

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Intro to Deer Isle

The wife and I took a quick jaunt to Deer Isle before I began my job there.  Great Island, certainly want to go back someday in the summer!

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Chasing The Light

After a long day at work, all I want to do is sit down and relax.  That’s the light at the end of the tunnel, sit, kick back, read, study, relax put on some mindless TV show for a few hours and bask in the light thrown from the pellet stove.

Instead, today I went out in the chill and fading light to snowblow my drive, while my wife prepared supper. 

I took the dog out for a run, and saw that the sun was setting behind the mountain before the house.  Everyone knows I have a love affair with that mountain.

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At this point, the wind started to whip and cool and all I wanted to do was go back inside, but I knew that the light, that ever elusive light was changing.  So I ducked back under some trees to get shelter from the wind. 

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I was about to give up.  No.  Really.  I knew my lens was going to be peppered with snow but I really wanted to see if the wonderful clouds were going to yield something spectacular to look at and better yet, take a good picture.

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Then it started to happen. The golden moment. 

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I quickly played with one setting after another.  Trying different things.  My fingers frozen and shivering rather hard, but I was not moving until I got a few more shots. I like the cold anyway Smile 

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A camera can never ever catch/capture/save for eternity what the human eye can see. The 3-D technocolored details.  A photo is flat (No 3-D printer here yet!) 

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Sometimes sitting in the snow is worth it. 

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Anniversary and Sunsets

It’s a well known fact that I love a great sunrise and a wonderful sunset.  This year on 7.23.2012 was Julia and I’s anniversary, while we really don’t need anything, or have to give one another things, because we have each other, and that’s saying a lot.  We don’t have much money, I being in school and two months ago she was operated on for surgery and that threw us back in the money department.  Yet….  we spent the day at work together and came home, normal as can be.  We looked outside as the sun was going down and it was wickedly colorful.  “So, want to go chase the sun?” I asked her, we hopped in the car and went.  These are just a few of the pictures I took (these are HDR’ed).  You don’t really need money, or gifts to celebrate, just a moment….

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This Moment

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