Tag Archives: Maine

August 2017 Wallpaper

We are looking forward to visiting this peaceful spot a few days from now: Azizcohos Lake in northwest Maine.  The weather forecast (and the lunar cycle) aren’t adding up for great Milky Way photographs, but I’m crossing my fingers for some loons and other wildlife instead.

(Apologies for the “break” in July… just bad timing to get something out in time (it was halfway through July before I realized I didn’t make a post.)

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Technical: Canon 7D, EF 16-35mm at 16mm, 150 second exposure, f/11, ISO 160.  (based on the numbers I must have had an ND filter or two on it).  Processed in Lightroom CC. Just some minor exposure tweaks, medium contrast curve.  Luminance noise at 20 took care of most of the sensor noise for this long exposure.   (I’m looking forward to seeing how my Fuji cameras will do with this type of exposure times.)

September 2016 Wallpaper

September 2016 Wallpaper

I had planned on publishing this along with a travelogue of our recent trip to Aziscohos Lake, but that’s taking longer than I had hoped, coupled with holidays and crazy schedules and work commitments… September is almost halfway gone (a terrifying realization as it is!)

This is a photograph taken a few weeks ago of Twin Brook, Aziscohos Lake, Maine which was nestled into an inlet along the side of the lake.

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T1,XF10-24mm F4 R OIS at 10mm; 1/3 sec at f/8.0, ISO 200. Processed with Lightroom CC: more or less straight out of camera (dragged the highlights down to deal with the untimely sunshine)

August 2016 Wallpaper

August 2016 Wallpaper

We’re in the middle of a pretty severe drought here in Massachusetts (and central MA is ground zero) so most of the plants in the area are struggling and I’m hard-pressed to find a new photograph for this year.  August is also when we take our annual kayaking trip somewhere far away from there, so I thought I’d go with a photograph from August of last year at Lobster Lake in Maine.  (For 2016 we’re returning to a remote site on Aziscohos Lake and hoping for good weather and maybe an aurora to compliment the waning moon!)

This particular image was difficult to crop into the 3 different versions below – there are major differences between them, so I hope you enjoy the one you use!  I’m actually very fond of a black & white version of this photograph, but decided it might not be what people are looking for on their computer screens…

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T1, XF 55-200 f/3.5 at 200mm, 1/1600 at f/7.1, ISO 400; probably on a tripod (I don’t think we were on the water yet when I took this). Processed with Lightroom CC: just some simple contrast tweaks – the scene did most of the heavy lifting (as it should be).

May 2016 Wallpaper

May 2016 Wallpaper

I had a beautiful serene waterfall scene from Frost Mountain all ready to go and stumbled upon this osprey image in a nearby folder and decided to go with it instead.  Taken in May 2009 at Damariscotta, Maine during the annual Alewife run.  Hope you like it!  (I’ll do Frost Mountain next May…)

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September 2015 Wallpaper

September 2015 Wallpaper

Another summer is drawing to a close..  Time to exhale.  A view from Lobster Lake in Maine taken on our recent trip there.

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Technical: Fuji X-T1, XF55-200mm f/3.5 @ 90mm, 1/400 @ f/13, ISO 400. Handheld. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015: clarity +15, exposure almost untouched: just pushed the whites +67 with graduated filter below the horizon to better match what the eye would see).