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Pretty Maids All In A Row   9 comments


A string of dories lies in wait on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, Maine

Pretty Maids All In A Row

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A string of dories lies in wait on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, Maine.

In an attempt to avoid the crowds around Acadia National Park, we took a leisurely drive around the west side of Mt. Desert Island, looking for new opportunities. As we drove past one of the many bays shrouded in woods, we caught a glimpse of some potential well below the level of the roadway.

Sometimes it really pays to swing the truck around to investigate. After climbing downhill about fifty feet, I found a nice spot to catch these dories.

Handheld three exposure HDR, f/14, 24mm, ISO 100, Photomatix Pro and HDR Express

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Bob Lussier   6 comments


Bob Lussier
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A while back my online friend, Bob Lussier, told me that he was paying a visit to relatives in North Carolina and asked if I’d be available to get together for some fun and photography. Being a big fan of Bob’s work, I jumped at the chance.

I drove south to the Wilmington – Southport area to meet up with Bob, where we took a ferry out to Bald Head Island, home of the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. It was a fantastic target, and we spent quite a bit of time inside the lighthouse, shooting stairwells, crumbling brick, and other bits of Rurex (Rural Exploration) goodness. We might’ve stayed in there even longer, but it felt like 120 degrees inside. By the time we exited the lighthouse, we were drenched. I tried to tell him not to visit in August, but would he listen? Nooooooo…..

On the way back to the ferry, we found this old boathouse sitting in the marshes… it was too good to pass up. To see the image that Bob captured as I took this shot of him, please visit the related post on Bob’s blog, Bald Head Boat House.

As it turned out, Bob and I got along extremely well, and while driving back to my hotel late that evening, I was startled to realize, “Hey, I just spent almost 12 hours with him and the time seemed to pass like minutes.” Bob’s a wonderful, affable guy. I’m really delighted that we had the chance to meet in person and share some time together.

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