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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.


PAW #9, 2010

We had nearly a full moon last night shining brightly on the newly fallen ice/slush/snow. This allowed me to revisit the trees from the bathroom window (hey, it was cold out there!) but with different camera settings. The previous shot (see:First Attempt at Pictorialism below) were made at 12,800 ISO, this one is merely 800ISO. Far less noise (~grain) and much better colour (which I retained this time), but then again, Luna was a quite a bit brighter. I'm REALLY happy with this little camera.
800ISO, 1Sec. f/2.0 handheld (braced) Canon S90.

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PAW #8, 2010

It has been mostly a very mild Winter but we got hit with a Slush Storm Nor'Easter last night. 8 inches of very heavy wet slush on top of very slippery roads.

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PAW #7, 2010

Meg trying to look innocent...I'm not buying it.

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PAW #6, 2010

The County of Cumberland, Maine hired me to photograph and print all of the Great Seals from each of the 28 towns in the County for the 250th Anniversary of the County.
Most towns didn't have an official Seal for photographing (with a few wonderful exceptions) and some towns don't have an official Great Seal at all, but with lots and lots of PhotoShop work and scrounging of source images from small stickers, memorial coins, Notary style paper 'seals' and town truck decals, I came up with something for each of them, printed them all up 12"X12" at the Photo Market on Forest Ave. in Portland and had the fine folks at Artiplaq, Inc in So. Portland mount them all in their wonderful archival fashion.
They all hang now in the County Courthouse and copies have been given to the towns as well.

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