This past Monday a bluebird was checking out a nest box I set out specifically to attract bluebirds. Now I’m hoping they actually use it to raise some young so I can get better photographs. They checked it out last year but chose not to utilize it. When a pair of chickadees started building a nest in the box, the bluebirds chased them off and the house remained empty.
I have another video I just completed that was taken at the Pineland Farms flower garden in New Gloucester, ME. For the folks in the north it’ll be a while before we have these conditions again so enjoy the colors. Click here to view the video: Pineland Farms.
I haven’t posted lately because I’ve actually been making more videos than taking photographs. The link to my latest video production can be found below. If you like the content, please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can be notified of any new video postings. The next one is already being edited.
I haven’t taken many photos this summer but I went kayaking on Merrymeeting Bay while I was on vacation back in June. I brought my video camera with me and finally got the video edited and posted to Youtube yesterday.
I came up with the idea to shoot this image last year but before I did I saw a photo like it on someone else’s website. I didn’t want it to seem like I was copying an unoriginal idea so I never took the photograph. This year I reconsidered because even though it’s the same subect, everyone has there own way of seeing things. Last Monday after work I headed to Land’s End to take the picture. This is a blend of two images, one with the lens focused at infinity for the milkyway and the second focused on the statue. For the statue I used live view and zoomed in on the head and by lighting it up with my flashlight I was able to see to get a sharp focus. Both exposures were 30 seconds at f2.8, there’s a building right behind me and behind the building there was a street light providing enough ambient light to illuminate the statue.
I have thousands and thousands of photographs that either sit on a hard drive or are in a filing cabinet in slide form. A very small percentage have seen the light of day, I decided to change that. Recently I’ve started working on a 30 year retrospective book project and I’ve been going through my archives, here is one the photos I found taken on Fuji Velvia film. I used to be obsessed with macro photography but in recent years I’ve strayed away from that, I think it’s about time to go back to my roots.