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Challenge – Framing

This challenge had to do with “framing” your photos.  Using something natural, or otherwise, to block out the focus of what you wanted focused on. 

I am NOT good at it!

But here is what I got.

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The least framed one, this sun flair, yet one of my faves, because – well – sun flair!! 

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This was my first attempted (above) at using something natural to frame what you want to focus on.  Nature isn’t always your friend.  But I left it in the collection as while not good, it does force you to think harder to get better at your craft.

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Overlooking the town of – Bath, NH.  Looking thru two trees.  Putting forth a challenge is fun, gives you the motivation to go out and “try” new things. 

Onto the next!

JM

Saco Lake & Profile Lake – 08-24-2019

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Sunset–08-18-2019

On the way home from Boston, via Portland – I saw the clouds and the sky changing so I pulled over and voila!

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06-15-2019–VT Road Trip!

Sometimes you do not need a destination.  My goal was to – drive!

I picked a road and drove, heading towards Vermont.  I picked a town.  Literally at random and hit – go!  Lupines!!!

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I love playing with perspective and focal points, I’m not great at it, but I like doing it.  Looking at a flower from the ground up is different then when you look at it from above.

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I loved that the clouds were coming in.  The sky is such an interesting place.  Some people love that sold blue.  I do as well, but give me interesting clouds any day!

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As I mentioned, I am part of a Facebook Photo Page that does challenges.  Our challenge, if we accepted, I did, was “in the garden”.  So the last two weeks I’ve spent a lot of time looking a flowers Smile

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I saw this out of the corner of my eye and totally brought me to Stephen King’s It!  The old MiniSeries?  Where he is standing there in the swampy area?  I don’t know, I loved it I promptly slapped on the brakes and ventured along the road, down the embankment, and snapped a few pics. 

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Driving around I think in Lancaster?  I saw a trail on the side of the road by the bridge.  Stop I did!  I found this old abandoned factory.  So, in I went!

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The most unlikely stops.  A Jehovah Witness Church.  Great pinks!

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Last, but not least – I stopped over in Sugar Hill.  I had scouted this place for some night photography, it looks great in the daytime as well!

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An Impromptu dash around the valley for some sunset shots. 

 

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My back yard.  Yes, that’s mine.  Simple, yet gorgeous. 

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I went over to the Grand Isle Boat Landing for some pictures of the river.

 

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The Barn. 

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January! The start of a new year – I wrapped up January in Deer Isle. We had some killer cold days too!  And cute turkeys! 

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Best of June

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Moose!  This is a little one.  This is a scanned photo, in fact, I had my old film Rebel with  me this day. 

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2015

No words needed: nature

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2016

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. 

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2017

ECHO!  The newest addition to our family (and the LSAT for a while) – yeah, if ONLY she stayed this size!

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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. 

Best of May

2007

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”

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2008

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This is Storm, she was sad this day because the retaining wall had literally fallen – thanks to the flooding!

2015

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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. 

2016

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A left over from the previous fall – in clear water. 

2017

 

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NOT Fiddleheads!  I just liked the light and shadow – my reward for this pic – a wet butt an a great picture!

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Granite Quarry off Oceanview in Stonington, ME! 

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Scott’s Landing – found as is!  I just lined up the shot!

Weekend–AM to PM 9.23.2017

My childhood friend, Melissa, aka Mac, came to the Island this weekend.  She too, has a lovely Canon Rebel and we spent all of Saturday running around taking pictures – here are mine

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The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking

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Playing with the macro attachments!

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Perspective!  AKA Belly time!

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I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light

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Macro!  I never realized how pretty moss was.

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I started playing with my F settings and exposure – a few of my photos were “washed” out – however, I was able to recover much of it with my photo editor. 

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This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7

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I saw this mushroom – and instantly I thought of the Smurfs – then I get up and Mac said the same thing.  It’s amazing how sometimes we think alike! 

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To end the day (Before food that is!) we hit up Sand Beach – tide was still high – but it was still a breathtaking sight to see. 

Sunflowers and Sunset–300 miles apart–8-23-2017

The sunflowers are in Lille Maine and the sunsets are in Stonington and Deer Isle, Maine – taken on the same day! 

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I have to admit. The sunsets on the coast are wicked – it has to be the whole ocean thing.

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