Inevitable

We were in Maine on Memorial Day and I went to the Rockport cemetery to take some photographs as a remembrance of the trip. It was foggy that morning and after a lot of attempts at pictures of headstones and trees in the fog, I settled on this one which hardly has any gravesites in it but is a rather haunting of reminder of…

Japan in Maine

There’s a lovely little spot in Rockport, Maine called Beauchamp Point. I took this image from its edge with a long (400mm) lens looking almost due east. The little foot bridge and the foggy island just offshore I think gives this place an oriental feel, especially when finished off in very contrasty black and white.

River, Sea and Sky

This is the Megunticook River in Maine as it empties into Camden Harbor. The harsh Maine light helped the colors a lot. So did the high water level of the river as it splashed high over the rocks.

Through A Smashed Window

I find myself lately very discouraged about our country’s current leader’s ability to look at people and world events clearly. Everything he does seems to be filtered through his own highly damaged ego. This fear brought this older photograph to mind. The picture is of a window in an old abandoned house down the road from where we used to live in Maine.  It…

Walking Slowly With A Friend

Old age slows us down. That’s a given. But there are some people who accept their infirmities gracefully and just keep on chugging. This guy is one of them. He’s almost deaf and walks very slowly, bent over with a cane. He’s kind, always polite, almost courtly. When I took this picture, he was trudging back to his house after taking his beloved Corgi…

On The Dock

I’m always happy to find a small object that tells a much bigger story.

Meditation

Meditation, for me, helps me understand the incredible beauty and fragility of life. Our overblown sense of self and little puffed up egos fade as stillness clears our mind. I planted this tree. It was less than two feet tall then. It will still be there after I’m gone. That makes me happy.

Something You’d Never Photograph

I know this is not your conventional high-end photograph. But today while I was getting the oil changed in our Honda, I took a quick shot of the guy working on it. Looking at the elements in the picture, the color, composition etc., it isn’t bad. What might throw people off is the subject matter. However, I would contend that images like this have…

A Bluebird Maine Landscape

Sea, sky, boats, clouds, beach and a smattering of people. All elements present and accounted for!