- 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.
All my life I've driven past these hills in Brownfield, Maine and have been very impressed with how they look in different light. I've never taken the time to stop and photograph them properly though. This morning, I woke up early and went to do just that. I used my Nikon D200 and made 13 vertical exposures of the morning light falling on the gorgeous orange canopy. This afternoon I created this panoramic photograph. the resulting image that I am going to print and mount is 12 inches high and 5 FEET long, but I've shrunk it down here to a mere 600X328 Pixels. If you are using Firefox you will be able to see it all in one shot OR pan across the entirety of it larger. Either way. I like it.
As previously mentioned...The PWCA got her Jr. Hunting License this year. We are having REALLY warm weather for an October, but Maine had a Jr. Hunting Day for just the kids this last Saturday so I took her out back (she with her .410 and I with my Bow)...
She did very well in much thicker brush than this. We saw no deer, but had a very successful hunt together in the warm fall afternoon. I look forward to many years of such pursuits with PWCA, her sister and their grandfather.
So I had a 40th Birthday on the 7th of October and we had a lot of folks over to play music and enjoy the day. My mom made her world famous baked beans and teased me the week prior that I should take the PWCA out with her new Jr. Hunting license and get a partridge or two to put in the beans. As I hadn't quite finished with the wedding season yet I had no time to do so and was kind of bummed out about that because partridge melted into my mom's baked beans is one of my favourite dishes in the world (carbs be damned.) :)
So the morning of the party I go in to Bridgton to get some last minute supplies and when I return Starbuck (the large loudly purring black cat in the photo) had just killed a partridge and dropped it on the front step. He was VERY proud of the kill so I dressed it (giving him all the choice bits that cats like so much) and have the breast and legs in the freezer waiting for our Samhain feast. (It was too late to put it into mom's beans.) Just a cool coincidence...but given that this bird is almost as large as he is, he is a pretty fearless hunter...I think that I may take him deer hunting with the PWCA and I next month!
OK. I'm almost done with what has been a VERY sucessful wedding season for me. I have been shooting stuff in my personal life, but haven't had a lot of time to post. Here are some (I've got more) of the images...I'll probably break them down into individual posts sometime soon...
In no particular order...
In no particular order...