Archive for June, 2016

Photo Friday: Foxy Fox

June 24, 2016

I have, what I call, dream animals. This is a list of animals I wish to get a good photograph of.  On my list is animals like harbor seals, moose, dolphins, porcupines, and of course the fox.

This past week, I got my chance with a fox.  I was actually shooting a landscape when someone at the bottom of the hill I was standing on told me to look behind me.  The fox was running from a close by group of trees, and heading to a clearing.  I shot several pictures of it running, but the real shot happened in the clearing, where it stopped to enjoy a little treat.

Out of all the shots I took my favorite is today’s picture of the day.

Grey Fox

Photo Friday: Not Having It

June 17, 2016

Last Sunday marked another year of documenting the Old Port Festival.  Besides photos of food, entertainment, and merchants, I enjoyed photographing the visitors, some in costume, and some not in costume.  I even found Obi Wan walking around.

Out of all the photos of people, I found one particular shot to be especially compelling.  It was towards the end, and I stopped to take a breather on a grass mound, with another photographer.  In all directions there was a sea of people; no one seeming to stand out.  From around the corner of one of the buildings, a man walked with his daughter on his shoulders, holding a balloon, and looking miserable.  I had no idea if her mood had to do with the noise, the crowds, or just hurt feet, but her position, and expression made her This week’s shot of the week.

Before I forget about it, she was the only one looking in the camera’s direction.

Not Having It

Photo Friday: Hiding in plain Sight

June 10, 2016

I took this week’s picture on my way home from work.  It was 6 in the morning, and it was still wet from the rain over night.

As I walked on the path, I noticed something out of place.  A closer inspection revealed it was a toad, whos pattern matched the pavement it was sitting on.  Out of all the shots I took, this one came out the best, so I’m sharing it with you, this morning

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Photo Friday: Hanging from a Cliff

June 3, 2016

This week I took a nice walk to Fort Williams, to take shots of the Portland Headlight in scaffolding.

The way I figure it, the best way to get the most out of my opportunities is to take pictures from multiple angles.  One of my angles was from the bottom of a cliff next to the ocean.  It was here that I found this week’s photo.  It was not, as I figured, of the headlight, but of something growing on the cliff itself.

As I headed back I saw a flower I had never seen before.  It looked like a columbine, but all the columbines I have seen were purple and white.  This was the first time I’ve seen a red and yellow columbine.

After a little research I learned it is an Eastern Columbine, and it’s not unusual to find them growing on cliffs.  So here, then is my favorite shot from that day.

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