- 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.
PAW 2006 - Wk 1 - Skidders Again
What's left of the trees
from last year's timber harvest.
Our forest's earned rest.
I started my Blog and 2005 PAW with a photograph of a skidder. I figured to do so again this year. I also will strive to add more multimedia entries to the Blog and make sure that all of my PAW shots here on the Blog are accompanied with a Haiku. (I did this with my first PAW project back in 2001.)
Skidders have been moving the selective cuttings of our timber for three years. Now that the forest is opened up and cleared of the severe damage done by the 1998 Ice Storm, She will have a chance to thrive and grow stronger. We will continue to harvest a few of the weaker trees every year for firewood, but it will be almost a decade before we will need to have a skidder at work on our land again.
(Fuji GW670III, Velvia 100, B&W in PhotoShopCS.)