Ah, Sept, almost fall! My fave time of the year.
These are my FIRST pictures with my Canon Rebel SX/DSLR – Previously, anything before Sept 2010 was scanned from my film photos (still a Rebel, I’m a Canon girl)
I spent 7 weeks in Milliknocket, ME doing my clinicals. The last two shots of 2013 are my first “long exposure” shots.
Fall! Up on the mountain in Lille
I was at my 1st New Mexico assignment for all of Sept of 2015 – what a great area too!
The below picture was taken atop an inactive volcano – in that view, you can see Texas in the far distance.
Sunset, flowers, and views from atop Haystack Mountain
The following few pictures of of a “photo drive” I took with my nephew that summer. We had a BLAST!
Views from Haystack!
I spent ALL of 2017 in MAINE! Down state and home.
One of my fave sunsets! I love those colors.
I bought some relatively cheap magnification/marco lens filters. Most of these are at 2x
Not ever a busy “picture” month for me, since I’d usually be working my butt off. I did have a busy July in 2017!
I always get super nervous about taking pictures for weddings, and engagements, and even just family snaps. My friend, Dave asked me to take the photos for his engagement as well as his wedding – thankfully, both were great! Below is the rings photo for their engagement.
I am not a bargain hunter by any means. We have a super small house and don’t have much “stuff”. But one afternoon, I was out of work early and went for a ride. I hit up Searsport and the whole thrift shop thing. I bought stuff for other people, and took a boat load of fun pictures.
In July of 2017 we welcomed to the fold, Echo. Storm, our 15yo dog, passed away and Jules really wanted another dog. And here she is: Echo. The biggest pain in the arse ever. No, she’s a pretty good dog, has her quirks, but then again, we’re quirky!
4th of July in Stonington, ME! Wow, I wasn’t expecting how much fun I’d have. Food on the pier, plenty of things to take pics of and fireworks! I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Stapleton, from Reuters Mag that day, and we talked settings and camera – he snapped pics from the pier and I, well I followed the locals.
Moose! This is a little one. This is a scanned photo, in fact, I had my old film Rebel with me this day.
No words needed: nature
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.
ECHO! The newest addition to our family (and the LSAT for a while) – yeah, if ONLY she stayed this size!
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.
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!
Someone suggested to me to make a “best of” my photos. I have to be honest, that’s a LOT of pictures. So I’ll be doing this every last day of the month (if I can). I went all the way back (as far as I have saved) and rummaged around in my January folders.
Stormy, on the couch, where she shouldn’t have been!
My first time in Deer Isle, while working at the nursing home – I was there a short time – 9 weeks or so, but it’s a place I’ll definitely want to go back to again and again.
Snow Storms from HELL!
My 2nd time in Deer Isle (I just realized I spent two winters there in the last 3 years). So many pictures to pick from – but these are my faves.
For weeks! I’d been passing this “crate Christmas tree”. First it was snowing, then it was cloudy, another day the sun was to low – but then, finally! Voila! Sun topper!
Then the next morning – this phenomenoun known as “sea fog” is what a patient called it – began – why, cuz it was so DARN COLD!!! 25 below. I mean, when the ocean freezes, that’s saying something, right?
Then a cold sunset! I hit up one place – not sure what cove its called (Weed or Webb, not sure!)
I bent down to pick up that lil sliver of GREEN sea glass (see it!) and thought – oh – frozen seaweed… what will look like up close…..
And Sand Beach… a fave place for sunsets and this day it had snowed at high tide so the rocks has ‘white caps’
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….
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