Thursday, August 17, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
It first started with a conversation "you should go to that B & B in Ogunquit....." Honestly, I was thinking to myself "well that's more of a gift to myself than to Jim". But when I presented it to him he was onboard with the idea. He wasn't looking for a big "hoopla" to mark his 60th year - but rather a quiet, laid back gathering.
We boogie boarded at the beach, ate, played cards, ate, walked along the shore, ate....
you get the picture!
Silverlining. A 42' sloop that has been lovingly restored by her Captain Jack Gordon.
There was nary a wind out on the water that evening and the sunset was hindered by the incoming clouds. But still it was a delightfully calm and cool ride. Our captain saw a whale in the distance and pointed it out to us..... we kept watch but he must have surfaced further down the coast.
Once again I'm reminded that the simple things in our lives give us great pleasure and fill our sails.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Saw that the Gin Blossoms were coming to the Whiskey Barrel for a one night show. I found myself searching online to see what time they would take the stage. I came across 98.3 LNH's post on Facebook for tickets to the show ~ sent a quick message to put myself in the running and I won two!
Fabulous night with friends gathered around the stage
~ thanks 98.3 LNH ~!
Monday, August 7, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Afternoon cruise onboard the MV Sophie C
The Sophie C delivers mail to island residents
on Lake Winnipesaukee
Captain Reed negotiates in and out of our designated ports
Yes, the arrival horn is loud
Ready to dock with youngsters lined up to come aboard for ice cream
Mail delivery Island style
Positioning for the long standing tradition of jumping from the pilings
Anticipation of fun moments with friends
Ready, set ...JUMP!
Thursday, August 3, 2017
First day of our week long workshop with Sam Abell at Maine Media.
We talked about starting with the back layer, keeping a strong foreground and having our subject doing something interesting within the frame.
This dog obviously got that memo!
We had so much fun on the breakwater that first day.
Many conversations ensued throughout our week from this first adventure.
This photograph will always bring a sweet memory from our time spent together.
It's one of the few frames I took with "clean" rocks!
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
ARRIVING Monhegan Island, Maine
For this photo I worked on practicing what Sam Abell taught us during the first day of our workshop.
Compose the picture Sammy and wait - is going through my mind.
The excitement of not knowing how the hand off would take place was certainly part of the fun.
I feel what worked was the young man with the pole was framed within the boat.
The pole didn't touch the back layer and was at a similar angle to the shoreline.
The pilings balanced the photo and gave it a foreground.
The gent on land was positioned well and the moment of him "grabbing" the pole tells the story.
I managed to keep my camera level within the composition - which is something I struggle with. I am absolutely one who shifts with what's happening as I see it through my lens.
I need to work on that.