With temps finally resembling summertime and neighbors celebrating high school graduations – Hootie and the Blowfish at full blast? Seriously?- it was high time for me to get out and head to my favorite spot in Marblehead. Alas, a house right next door was also having a high school graduation celebration. Fortunately, no Hootie and the Blowfish was to be heard.
A day off from work translated into a day trip to my current favorite photography spot: the state of Maine. The weather started off iffy, but soon changed as I head to the towns of Freeport and Phippsburg, where the beauty of Wolfe’s Neck and Popham Beach State Parks awaited me. As if the lovely locations weren’t enough, I was lucky to meet a great group of people along the way who gave me tips on new locations to track down in the future. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the photos taken on May 12th.
After much consideration, I have decided to put the second book for this year on indefinite hold, possibly cancelled altogether. The first book sold exactly one copy, which didn’t amount to much in terms of donations to the IRC (a $50 contribution has been made, however, this past Friday). Should any additional sales materialize, the sales proceeds will continue to be contributed to the IRC.
It was great fun to produce and work on this project for the past 16 months, and I was -for the first time in a long time- quite hopeful when it was done that the work could be used to help others. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out that way.
Who knows? Maybe things will turn around and I will delve into the project again, or maybe I will just keep posting photos here and donate on my own. But for now, there will be no second book in 2017 or perhaps anytime after that.
Thank you to everyone who did offer their support. It meant all the difference. -SF