I just spent some time in northern Maine on the north edge of Moosehead Lake. I camped out of my van which I recently bought just for that purpose. I stayed in a place called Seboomook Wilderness Campground, it had some amenities but internet was not one of them and I must say I enjoyed it. Being that far north, light pollution is almost non-existent so it’s an ideal location for astrophotography. This photo was taken near the boat launch where the campgrounds canoes are stored, the sky wasn’t completely clear but at least it wasn’t overcast.
Another photo from my New Mexico trip. I’ve also posted another video on Youtube. The first couple of photos were from the south end of the wilderness area and this one is from the northern end. Check the video here: Bisti North Side.
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 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 subject, everyone has their 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 milky way 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.