I’m back!

Oh yes, here I am!  I know, I know, it’s been a while.  I made this attempt to do a little project last year and I just kind of gave up on it.  No biggie, guess my heart wasn’t really in it.  However, I kind of miss this whole blog thing…writing, sharing my stories, sharing photographs… yes, I miss it!  So I’ve decided to start sharing more of my photography projects.  What I’m working on, how a session with clients went, results, projects, travels, family… whatever strikes my fancy relative to photography.  My photographs bring me joy and I’m hoping they’ll do the same for each of you!

So, January 1, 2013 is the new start.  I was fortunate to take a little drive a few hours north to Bethel, Maine for New Year’s Eve festivities.  What is in Bethel, Maine, you might ask?  Sunday River Ski Resort is there. The mountains are beautiful and I believe the ski resort is one of the best in Maine.  Thankfully the weather cooperated and I had an easy drive.  Those that know me are likely laughing a bit.  No, I don’t ski.  I’d love to, my knees just don’t really permit me to.  However, I have some friends with season passes that wanted to ski today, so we decided to make a little adventure of it and stay up there for New Year’s Eve.  Since I don’t ski, I decided to have some fun with my camera.

I arrived right before sunset and headed straight for a covered bridge I had heard about.  It’s a gorgeous bridge that dates back to 1872 and has a very traditional look to it.  The snow and questionable skies made for an inviting setting.  I saw tracks from cross country skiers and noticed someone had drug a snow tube across the snow also, so there must be easy access to sledding nearby.  I’d actually like to see it with even more snow and might have that opportunity when I’m back up in the area in March for a friend’s birthday.

After I left the covered bridge, I just started driving… and got quite lost.  Mobile phones with GPS programs are quite handy – when you have service.  When I got to the point that I was a bit worried about not having a big 4 wheel drive SUV or truck, I turned around.  🙂  I took a few more landscape shots with the beautiful sky and kept driving until I was stopped in the road by 3 HUGE turkeys!  Well, I think they were turkeys.  Big, big birds, and not of the yellow variety.  Of course, the minute I stopped and got out of my car they started running, almost skipping, and flew away.  However it was near a pretty stream and the last two photos are from there in a blue filtered black and white.  

Don’t forget, you can click on a photo to see a larger version.  Stay tuned….I’ll be back!  

Happy New Year to all!



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8 Responses to I’m back!

  1. Welcome back to the blogoshpere! Great images! Love the bridge!
    Happy New Year!!

  2. cbmccurdy says:

    Great photography. I am glad you are Back!

    Clark B McCurdy
    Sent from Windows Mail

  3. Sallyann says:

    Yay !
    And a very happy new year to you . 🙂

  4. dogear6 says:

    It’s nice to see you again. I loved your challenge last year, but I can see how it got overwhelming and no fun after a while.

    If you have a chance to stop by my blog, you’ll find my photos have improved tremendously. Thanks so much for answering questions for me in the past – it really helped. I’m shooting in raw, with 400 ISO thes days, and using Lightroom. It took quite a while to get used to the new flow, but I’m glad I did.


    • dogear6 says:

      Oh yeah, but using jpg when chasing the butterflies and hummingbird moths. The camera just doesn’t record raw fast enough when I’m holding down the shutter trying to follow them along! Kind of like your nephews (nieces?).

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