Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Right Light

So the apples were a good "shot selection" as we used to say in the basketball world, but often times it is really the light that makes a photo. The apples were just something I came upon after shooting a few shots of a sunset on the bay. I had a telephoto lens on the camera, and often it seems that the wrong lens is sort of stifling. I had looked at the clouds over Cadillac, but the telephoto was too "big", so I turned toward the apple tree and got several shots of the apples, lit by the sunset, and I think that subtle light with the dark background is what made the apple shot work. The sunset is here below.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tonight's Sunset Over Frenchman's Bay

One picture can be worth a thousand words...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Turkey Family

On the way to work this morning, going through the "Mud Creek Road", just before I got to the flats, there were a dozens turkeys in the road. I'm posting a "family portrait" from the group!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Schoodic Sculpture Symposium

The look and feel of stone fascinates me, and I took these shots this afternoon at the Sculpture Symposium  in Prospect Harbor. A nice day, but dry, so the colors and such from anything that was really in progress and not polished up a bit were dust laden. I did grab a few pieces of scrap as mementos and something from which I might make a piece of jewelry or such. The bulk of the pieces this year is amazing, and a couple of the "post and lintel" pieces are very imposing. I especially like the more finished piece that was done in a basalt stone with the hands, face, and bird.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

An Afternoon in New Harbor

We went down to to visit with Jen's sisters and a few of their children (and children's children) and so we "caught up" with how and where and what is going on with everyone, stopped to see Cary in Damariscotta on the way back and had just a wonderful afternoon and day. Very good to see family that we haven't seen in a while! Here are a few of my favorites, and I may post a few to my web album for the family!

Friday, September 2, 2011

September Shells

Here are a couple of pictures that I put up from materials I gathered from the shore after I got home from school this afternoon. I found my "close up" case that I made for my iPhone and so laid the small shells on a piece of paper on the dining room table and just got the camera close to them with available light.

It seems like a while since I've done anything with a vertical format, and the phone kind of "eases" me in that direction.