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After Work Snaps 4.3.2017

Since we are supposed to get rain for the next few days – I decided that I was skipping the gym and hitting the sunset beat.

 

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There are tons of nooks and crannies here in Deer Isle and Stonington.  I’m having fun seeking them out and I know I haven’t even scratched the surface.

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There are various beaches here on the Island, and learning just where the sun sets and rises, is an every changing curve – getting to know the island while driving for work has its advantages Smile

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A picture is worth 1000 words, and sometimes, words fail you – so the pictures shall speak.

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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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Around and About – Maine

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!)

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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.

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I love how the ice makes jigsaw puzzle like patterns on the edge of the water!

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Taken from the front walkway of the Boyce Motel one fine evening in Stonington, Me

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This is what happens during laundry time – I get bored and take pictures of things….. name that object!

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There is beauty in everything – and in everything there is beauty.

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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!

August Jaunt

We barely have been able to afford life, much less a vacation.  But due to the fact that I’m now a travelling PTA and making a few bucks here and there, we can actually learn to enjoy life! 

Sometimes Smile 

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We headed to Machias, and then to Roque’s Beach.  Secluded, quiet, and gorgeous. 

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We did some searching for seaglass, and just took in the fresh air. 

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Then we headed over to Machais Falls.  Walked around, enjoyed the sights, and then over to Quoddy Lighthouse.

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Totally different tapestry here, rocks and not sand, but equally as beautiful. 

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We decided to keep the world simple, we grabbed sandwiches, and headed back to Roque Beach for dinner on the beach and watch the sunset. 

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Sometimes it is the simple moments in life that make life worth it and memorable. 

Lille Island and Cemetery

I’ve fiddled around with my new camera and have gotten used to it enough that I’m more comfortable with it.  Last night, after the deluge of rain we got, I knew the river would take on that sweet calm.  I hoped for some nice light.  Jules was getting ready for bed and I changed into jeans and hopped onto the 4 wheeler and jetted off to the Island in Lille.

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My newest lens isn’t as good as my old one (270 vs 300) but I do like it, a little more stable and I find that on the zoom it does just as good a job as my old one.

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I think I have said this before – photographs are 2D while what we see, in life, is 3D.  The lens, camera, whatever – only captures a faction of what the human eye can see.  This is where settings and lighting and even post processing can come in.

I get lazy sometimes and just slap it into auto and take pictures, dealing with everything else in post.  That’s when you are shooting on the fly and don’t have the time to fiddle with the camera.

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The water is super high this year so makes for a mirror like reflection.  Now, about that whole 2D vs 3D thing.  I don’t have anything over the top expensive to do post, its this program called PhotoImpact.  I like it, mainly because I got PI in 1996 and have stuck with it (I got PI 2 and its now up to 13).  I’ve tried lightroom and stuff, but the plug ins and apps drive me bonkers!  I’m not a professional, I am a girl who sees this through the lens of a camera differently.

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The thing about sunsets and sunrises, they don’t last forever.  Zoom in, zoom out, snap shots.  If a blog post is 30 pictures, I’ve taken about 90.  Same shot, different settings.

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The light near the river was fading so back on the 4 wheeler and jetting off to the church.  I was hoping to catch the last of the fledgling light and I did.  After a quick “hi, how are you doing” to the owner of the Church, I zoomed down and snagged a few photos.

1 – taking pictures at night means being stung by mosquitos

2 – those sucks are mean

3 – I’m by no means a great picture taking, at least, I don’t think so.  I see things differently, I’ve been told, so I’m always on the lookout for that.  Last night while moving around in the cemetery, I saw the cast reflection of the fading light on a few headstones.

I do like the way they came out.

Until next time!

New Camera

So I finally gave in and got a new camera.  To most people, that’s not a big thing, for me – its HUGE.

1st, which one do you get?  2nd, how much do I pay?  3rd, what features do I want?

I never have been one to make big purchases, but I put aside a few bucks every week and started researching.  It came down between the T5, the T5i, and the SL1 (all Canons as I’ve a great 18-270 lens). 

I settled on the T5i, mostly for the sensor review.  I ordered it from Abe’s of Maine, out of New Jersey (I don’t ask questions!).  I got an email from the company and I had to call them, I found out that the battery life with the normal battery sucks, so I tagged on a purchase of a super sized battery. 

My 1st round of taking pictures was a nice sunset along the tracks.

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Getting use to a new camera is always a curve.  How it feels, the settings, where the buttons are.  Thankfully, most cameras are standard, but there is ALWAYS different things you can do.  I’ve still got a few kinks to work out!

Alamogordo, NM–White Sands

So now that I’m semi-settled – I went out on a mind escaping day today.

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So it is hot in the dessert.  I saw no lovely lil creatures.  No snakes, no birds, nada!  I was sad.

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I love, love getting a great sunflare!  My new lens is different than my other two.  Different curve, so I am just getting the hang of it.  Also, the settings work a bit differently with this camera.

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I spent a lotta time on my belly while out there.  Getting a different perspective.  Around midday it started getting very very hot.

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While the place looks deserted, its not.  I am pretty sure there were at least 1000 people there.  Playing frisbee, tossing footballs, sliding down dunes.  I couldn’t figure out why they had magic carpets at the Walmart, there is no snow!  Now I know why.

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Like I said, I spent a lotta time flat on my belly.  Could have taken a nap.

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There are these hard sand structures, seems they build around sticks or other small objects and rise like pillars in the white sands.  It is pretty cool.

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There are some really cool cactus flowers that dry up and fall off, and scatter everywhere.  I had some macro fun (its so nice to just have one lens).

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I played with a number of settings.  Which was fun and made for some interesting pictures.

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The colors didn’t come in as bright as I’d hoped, but was still a blast being there as the sun ventured down.

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The remainder I took with my Moto-X on the HDR setting.  They came out pretty decent.

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