Friday, April 30, 2010

Skowhegan #4

The Island Dairy Treat is a fixture in Skowhegan. Here it is early in the morning getting ready for one of the first Sunday's of the year.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Skowhegan #3

This lovely little foot bridge is located behind the church which is across the street from the Skowhegan fire station. I've taken several walks over it - generally all early in the morning - and never seen a soul. It's a small suspension bridge with a wood platform and it talks back to you as you walk.

Skowhegan #2

The early morning water pouring over the dam in Skowhegan Maine. This is such a simple thing but I was completely mesmerized by it. The constant roar along with the endless variations in the way the water dances and bubbles goes on all day every day and yet is - presumably - never exactly the same.

I was also still a little sleepy so it was especially cool.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Skowhegan #1

I took an early morning walk around town last Sunday in Skowhegan, ME. It was a beautiful morning and the town was relatively quiet. Skowhegan is working hard to survive these very tough times. Businesses seem to be coming and going - with perhaps a bit more going than coming. It is a very handsome old downtown with some well kept buildings alongside those in danger of falling down.

Over the next couple of days, I'll post more photos from this walk. This is a shot of the downtown strip from across the Kennebec river.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Time Off...

We're almost to spring here in Vermont and the snowplows are getting a well deserved rest...

Tree on a rock...

This big hemlock lives just up our driveway a couple hundred feet. Over the last three or four years, we've had a number of very strong wind storms which have toppled many trees in the area. This guy, despite being relatively exposed has weathered them all.

I'm still shooting exclusively with my new 50mm f1.4 lens, trying to learn both how to compose with a 50mm fixed lens and what light capabilities this fast lens gives me. So much to learn...

Sunday, April 11, 2010


WRJ morning...

I had the opportunity to stroll through White River Junction early in the morning. Here is the Gates building caught against a foreboding sky...

This is also the one of the first shots I've taken with my new 50mm prime lens. It's going to take some time to get used to using a fixed lens but I'm very excited to be shooting with such a sharp, fast lens.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


This little guy was busy filling his cheeks this morning and then running over to his hole and filling his pantry. In this picture, he's regarding me before running over to his hole and then...

...vanishing into it!