Re-post: Wildflowers in Damariscotta, Maine

28 09 2011

Originally posted 8.26.2010

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Sunset in Belfast, Maine

28 08 2010

Oh, if I could only fly! While in Belfast, Maine on Monday, we heard about a street festival downtown and decided to go check it out. As we were coming out of an art gallery, we noticed the intensely colored clouds—too bad I couldn’t have positioned myself in front of a more interesting foreground to take advantage of that gorgeous color! Hey Dad—don’t these clouds look like they belong in an N.C. Wyeth painting?

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Maine wildflowers

28 08 2010

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Marsh near Georgetown, Maine

27 08 2010

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How much is that doggie in the window?

27 08 2010

We spotted this old red house while en route to check out Georgetown Pottery in Georgetown, Maine, not far from Freeport. Had to stop and photograph it, of course!

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Osteospermum ‘Nasinga Cream’

26 08 2010

I think this is the ‘Nasinga Cream’ variety. Osteospermums are also known as African Daisy and Cape Daisy. Photographed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine 8.23.2010

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Wildflowers in Damariscotta, Maine

26 08 2010

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Bee on ‘Milkshake’ Coneflower

26 08 2010

Bee on Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ Coneflower, photographed at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 8.23.2010. We just got back a few hours ago from my weekend photo assignment in Providence, Rhode Island and our short road trip to Maine afterward. More photos and a write-up about the gardens to come!

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Lightning, lobsters and babes in the woods…

12 02 2010

My father (a.k.a. The King of Texas) just took a stroll down memory lane and wrote a recap of our six-day camping/road trip in the spring of 1985. I just added some of my scancafe.com slides from that trip to it and wanted to share this wonderful posting with you. Click on the red link below. Enjoy!

http://thekingoftexas.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/lobsters-lightning-and-babes-in-the-woods/





Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

26 01 2010

This is a Polaroid transfer I made of an image I shot in Maine back in the 90s. The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is located at the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay, near the town of Bristol. Read about the history of the lighthouse here. Fun facts: Congress appropriated $4,000 for building the lighthouse in 1826. The land was purchased from its owners for just $90! It was built for just $2,800, and forty-year-old Isaac Dunham of Bath, Maine, became the first keeper at $350 per year. Check out the Pemaquid Point webcam here (it appears that today the snow has melted, but what a difference a day makes—check out the view from 1/24/2009 here).

Want to learn how to make Polaroid transfers from your slides? Check out Sarah Wichlacz’s visual tutorial here or download Holly Dupré’s free online book here.

I made all of my transfers using a Daylab Slide Printer and Polaroid 669 film. I still have a boatload of 669 film in my storeroom (stored in a cool, dry place, of course). I should get printer out and make some new images soon! Check out the collage of my favorite transfers in my posting on October 21, 2007 here.

I ran a “tell me your favorite garden story” contest with a pack of my notecards as the prize—and didn’t get even one bite. Kinda surprising you can’t give away free things these days! That posting can be found here. Anyone interested in free notecards? Tell me a story!

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