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I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


Nicole's November Walk

Nicole and her dad went out for a walk while her mom and little sister went out to dance class...

It is November in the Maine woods and this means it is hunting season. Especially because it is nearing sunset and hard to see in the woods, they both make sure that they dress with articles of blaze orange so as not to look like a tasty deer to any hunters who may not be so good at following the rules of being sure of their target and beyond. Nicole is very eager to enjoy hunting herself with her dad and her Pepere in just a few seasons so this is fashion clash with her signature pink is a small imposition to enjoy the woods of Maine safely at this favourite time of year.

As they leave the house they notice that the Jack-O-Lanterns that Nicole and her sister Beth very skillfully carved with their Nanna are starting to return to the Earth already in the composte pile among the year's first fallen snow.

Down the road a bit, they stop to admire how deep the pools on the side of the road have gotten after the latest storm. Her dad apprecieates the reflections of the woods beyond.

Further down the road on their walk, the wind has come up as they stop to enjoy how the fading light is pretty on the forest on quickly melting first new snow.

Looking down as they are about to move on, Nicole spots a brightly coloured fungi on a broken branch. Her dad makes a photograph of it so that they can even better remember it and the rest of their walk together.

(Nikon D70, 24-120 VR at very slow speeds hand held)

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