Archive for June, 2012

Feature Video Friday: The great angry bird war!!!

June 29, 2012

I couldn’t stop laughing with this video.  All I can really say about it is technology in the wrong hands is a dangerous thing.

Feature video Friday: The Piano Guys

June 22, 2012

I have been watching these guys for a while, and they are extremely talented musicians.  Their videos are very creative, and well put together.  If you like great music they are worth the views.

Here is one of their videos.

Baby Turtle!!!

June 21, 2012

this is a picture I took at Hinkley Park the other day.  This was my third pass over the bridge, (I’ll supply the picture of that as well.)  and looking into the water, I saw the cutest baby turtle at just under 3 inches around.  The baby is an Eastern Painted Turtle, which are common in this area.  I’ve seen a lot of the turtles, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a baby.

Ain’t he cute?

Now here’s the bridge.

Lessons from a Turtle!!!

June 18, 2012

I don’t get out to Hinkley Park as often as I like, but I will always be grateful for one thing; that is, the lesson I learned at this park.

A few years ago, I would ride my bike past this park almost daily, but it looked more like a parking lot with a power station.  The only indication I had that it was a park was the sign next to the road.  When I did get around to going further in, I was highly surprised to find a beautiful nature trail surrounding two beautiful ponds.

At this point I think I should back track a little.  I’m the type of nature photographer that has a list of subjects that I want to photograph while I still live in Maine.  One of those subjects was a turtle sunning itself out of the water.  This is where Hinkley Park came in handy.

Now that we’ve circled that wagon, it’s time complete the circle and talk about the lesson I learned from this.  When I first started walking around the ponds, I heard there were turtles in them, and that this was a great place for finding them, however, I couldn’t find them at first.  Two years ago, I was walking around taking shots, with no real direction when I saw a turtle by accident, swimming under the bridge I was crossing.  After a short time, and a little more practice, I got to the point where I couldn’t stop finding them.

Now, every time I go to Hinkley Park, I can take as many shots as I want, because I know how to find them.

The lesson I gained from this, for those who didn’t get it yet, when you have a hard time finding solutions to problems, always remember the solutions are there.  All you need is a little time, and practice, before you start seeing them all the time.

Can you find the turtle in this?

Leave your answer in the comments below.

An eventful week!!!

June 16, 2012

The previous week has held some good events.  You already saw the two videos of the events, but I didn’t show my favorite photographs taken during these events.  The first of these events was the Youtube meetup with Cory Williams, and Kathleen Elliot of Katersoneseven.

These are my favorites from that meetup.

Now, the other event was the old port festival, and these are my favorites from that.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

The Old Port Festival 2012

June 15, 2012

Every year, the second Sunday in June, Portland has a festival to kick off the summer season.  The past few years I have made it to record the events.  This year was no different.  I hope you all enjoy it.

New Video: The Projected Twin, SMP Films, Katers17 Tour

June 7, 2012

In case you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been on much, lately, this is the reason.  I’ve been preparing to go meet Cory Williams; the first person I subscribed to on YouTube.    He is extremely entertaining, and he is an inspiration to a lot of people.

 

First good lightning storm of the year.

June 1, 2012

This is something I try to do every year; catch the first overnight lightning storm of the season.  This year was no disappointment.  I slowed down the lightning to make it more visible.