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Maine’s Bold Coast   11 comments


A spectacular view from the cliffs of the Cutler Coast Preserve, Bold Coast, Maine

Maine's Bold Coast

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Far north from the usual crowds that visit the typical vacation spots in Maine, lies the Bold Coast. Located just south of Lubec, the easternmost town in the U.S., this is a pristine area with very little development.

To get to this place, you park along a little-used road and hike in about a mile and a half, coming to these spectacular cliffs. From here, you can hike south along the rim of the cliffs to a primitive campsite that lies directly on the coastline. Hiking along the trail you can always keep an eye out for seals and whales (on the left), as well as bear and moose (on the right.)

I don’t think I know of a more lovely place on the east coast to spend the day. You might see one other person during the entire day.

Three exposures hand-held from Nikon D90, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens at 16mm, f/4.5, ISO 160. Merged in HDR Express with followup in Photoshop CS5 with Nik Color Efex Pro.

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Over at OneStopPoetry, the second of a two-part interview went live on Sunday morning. You can find it HERE.

I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the Sunday Photography Interview and Poetry Challenge, both weeks. In the interview, OneStopPoetry puts a few of my images in-line with the interview responses, highlighting one shot in particular as a ‘prompt’ for their weekly poetry challenge. Interested participants use the image as inspiration, and come up with a poem or prose based on what they see or feel about the image. It’s fascinating to see the creatives take off on their path, sometimes revealing their deepest thoughts, flights of fancy, or memories that the picture might have conjured up for them.

As one who values Creativity over Certainty, I appreciate being able to come up with something creative of my own, but then watch it take a new life when someone adds their own interpretation on it. It seems like Creativity doubled.

My thanks to all who took the time to write their thoughts. Some entries have struck me so well that I’ve asked the poets if I could use their poems to go alongside the images someday. Some seem like the perfect pairing of image and words, which is something that I often struggle to achieve by myself, usually falling short of what I’d really like to convey.

 

Rest Stop   16 comments


Rest Stop

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It hasn’t rained in eastern North Carolina since April. I mean, it has, but only in homeopathic amounts. It’s a very unusual weather pattern for our part of the country, and it wreaks havoc on animal and foliage alike.

This little girl came along on Saturday evening after we had watered a patch of lawn. She was not to be dissuaded from taking a long drink from the ground, and stayed there for over an hour, sipping from various parts of the area. It was only when I took out the long lens and honed in that I noticed she was dropping water back on the lawn.

Now, I don’t know much about butterfly biology, but either the water is running through her like cheap beer, or she used the infusion to help her lay eggs, which I think is more likely the case. Either way, she seemed desperately in need of hydration, so I made sure she had plenty of water.

Dopes anyone know the species?

Nikkor 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at ISO 400 f/5.6 1/60s 300mm

News:

Over the weekend, some friends over at One Stop Poetry released the first of a two-part interview with yours truly, featuring a few of my images. The cool thing about this site and their Sunday Photography Interview is that they present a poetry challenge for the members. Using one of the images, the poets apply their own creative interpretation of the image in verse. Each contributor posts their poem and comments in an easy-to-access grid, and I must say, many of the poems just blew me away.

Those who know me know that I value Creativity. The great thing about this challenge is that Creativity didn’t stop when the image was finalized, but continued on in the poetry of those who wrote.  A friend of mine once told me, “The essence of creative expression is taking two or more everyday things and combining them in new and interesting ways.” To witness such talented poets taking two different forms and combining them in a new way was a delight to see, and I appreciate everyone who took part in the challenge.

To see the interview, and more importantly, the poetry that goes with the images, please take a moment to visit One Stop Poetry.

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