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.
The Pantone colors of the year for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity, Pantone 13-1520 & Pantone 15-3919, they decided to go with a pastel rather than something bold like in the past. I think this photo illustrates both colors quite well.
The other night the northern lights were visible in Maine. I wasn’t out with my camera that night but I read some Facebook chatter the lights were going to make another appearance on Wednesday night. When I got out of work I grabbed my camera and took a drive to Sabattus River, the aurora was a no show but I did get this image of a batch of daisys. There was a half moon out so the milky way didn’t show up as brilliantly as it did last Friday. This time of year and the time of night I was out, the milky way shows up best looking south, I was looking north hoping to spot the northern lights. As for the daisys, I used my headlamp to skim a little light onto the blossoms.
Photo taken in Grafton Notch State Park when I was there back in July.
The rainy conditions from Monday continued into Tuesday and kept on going until this morning so I decided to go back to the Papermill Trail to photograph the moneyworts again. As you can see the water level is higher than it was Monday (compared to the last post), it’s rare for it to be this high this time of year. Normally, where the water is flowing, it’s bone dry in July. The yellow blossoms may grow there every year but I think the water flowing around them makes for a more interesting picture than if the rocks were dry and a harsh gray.
I’ve been to Sabattus River hundreds of times through the years and it doesn’t matter how many times I go, there is always something new to photograph. These moneywort blossoms are growing just off the Papermill Trail in Lisbon Falls. It was raining when I took this picture yesterday, I got wet and the camera got wet but I think it was worth it. Another advantage with the rain, I had the whole trail to myself.
Conditions were perfect this morning, overcast and no wind, to take a ride to Grafton Notch State Park to do some stream photography. I was there for a total of three hours so I took plenty of pictures but shortly after this image the sun came out so I called it a day. I actually had to wait for a cloud to obscure the sun before snapping it. I’ll be posting more in the future.
I recently purchased a 4 stop ND filter and I tried it out on this birch branch that was caught up on the dam that crosses the Royal River in Yarmouth.
The cold temperatures we’ve been having makes for some interesting ice forms where there is running water. I took this photo yesterday afternoon at Sabattus River.