Category Archives: Maine

Art As Therapy – 03.24.19

One of the great things about taking pictures -either as a hobby or professionally-, is that you shoot far more than you use. Well, at least I do. And when you keep everything that you shoot, you often wind up with thousands of photos that are untouched and ripe for rediscovery. Over the past two months, I have been rediscovering earlier works, dusting them off (so to speak) and giving them a go.

While the editing and posting of my new and archival photos have served to keep me busy during the dead of winter, it has also served to keep what passes for my sanity these days. Many of you know that art, in whatever capacity, can be therapeutic. We lose ourselves in the seas of creativity in the hopes of producing something worthwhile not only for ourselves, but for others too.  The photography I have posted over the past months has definitely made me happy. I hope they have done and will continue to do the same for you.

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Dawn Huddle – Cadillac Mountain, Maine. May, 2016.

So, the story behind this one is that I -along with a couple of hundred other folks- went up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise. Unfortunately, clouds and fog were having nothing of it that morning. In addition to that, it was pretty cold to boot.
 
So, while I was waiting for said sunrise that would never arrive, I began taking some random shots of the folks waiting with me and captured this image of several Japanese students huddling together to stay warm while waiting for the sun to rise.
 
I had forgotten about the image until I came across it tonight. There’s something about the image that I like. Maybe it’s the morning mist in the far background, maybe it’s the one person of the group facing in the opposite direction, more interested in getting warm than staring at clouds. Or it might be that it reminded me of a picture you might have seen taken back in the late ’60s/early ’70s.
 
I’m not entirely sure what it is, but I like it. I hope you do as well.

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Maine and Rockport – 2016/2019

Sometimes, you just feel the need to go back into your photo archives and edit some previously untouched pics. Such was the case tonight. It was far too cold outside to go take some new pics -we’re also supposed to be getting some snow overnight as well-, so I thought I would go and see what I could play around with. I found the following pics I took back in May 2016 during my trip up to Bar Harbor.

I also found a pair of pics from my visit up to Halibut Point State Park at the beginning of the month to edit. The final shot was one I took a look at and decided not to do too much revising to (only a few instances of dust on the sensor were removed). I loved the fading sunset far off in the distance that still managed to highlight a little bit of the frozen water -despite still being in the mid 50s at the time I took the photo- and the darkness that had blanketed the area. Looking at the picture, you can almost sense the silence that encompassed the park.

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