Maine Media Workshop

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Lighting, People
Maine Media Workshop

Last June I attended a week-long photography class at the Maine Media Workshop in Rockport, Maine. Our instructor was fashion and celebrity photographer David Turner. David shared his decades of experience with us one-on-one and as a group. On our last night, David shot the class photo below including the assistants and David himself. That’s me seated on the left in the first row. Below …

Seal Harbor Regatta

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Seal Harbor Regatta

Today’s images are from the Seal Harbor Regatta. Most of the photos are from the 420 races, plus a few of the Luders and IOD boats. Do these kids look like they are having fun or what? Thank you to John Roberts of the MDI Community Sailing Center for taking Janice and I out in his Whaler to photograph this event.

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Jennifer Steen Booher

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in People
Jennifer Steen Booher

Jennifer Steen Booher lives on Mount Desert Island, Maine with her husband, two kids, and two dwarf rabbits. She is an amazing artist and photographer. Her Beachcombing series of photographs documents the things she found on a particular beach on a particular day. Each image has a crisp white background and a precise arrangement of odd shapes and rough textures that highlight the …

Morris Memorial Regatta

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Event, People, Sailing
Morris Memorial Regatta

The sixth annual Tom Morris Memorial Regatta was hosted today by the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) and the Northeast Harbor Sailing School (NEHSS), the event is a fundraiser for the MDICSC and NEHSS scholarship programs. I photographed the race from a chase boat piloted by MDICSC director Glenn Squires. Also on board was Joe Keeney of …

Optimist and 420 Class Sailboat Races

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Optimist and 420 Class Sailboat Races

It was a foggy day on Mount Desert Island, but that didn’t prevent nearly 40 boats from competing in today’s Opti and 420 races sponsored by the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The Optimist is one of the most popular single-handed sailing dinghies in the world. It is intended for use by children up to the age of 15. The International 420 is a …

Art Meets Science

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Eclectic
Art Meets Science

The MDI Biological Laboratory invited me to be an artist in the 2014 Art Meets Science event. Art Meets Science “explores the similarities and intersections between the two disciplines and creates a space where artists, scientists, and the public can communicate and learn from one another. Science and art describe the world to us and offer new ways of understanding the diverse and complex …

MDI Community Sailing Center

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Sailing
MDI Community Sailing Center

The MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) is an independent non-profit organization located on Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It offers maritime education and boating instruction to the general public of Mount Desert Island and surrounding coastal communities. Janice and I are enrolled in the adult beginners sailing course and loving it. And what’s not to love. We walk a mile …

Northeast Harbor Fleet

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Northeast Harbor Fleet

The Northeast Harbor Fleet formed in August of 1923. Northeast Harbor has long been a popular sailing destination with the first organized races recorded in the 1890s. The Fleet is a seasonal organization formed to promote boating and sailboat racing in the waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. I shot the photos below prior to and during an International One-Design Class race at the head …

Pretty in Pink Flamingo Festival

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Event, People
Pretty in Pink Flamingo Festival

Pink, pink, and more pink is the color of the weekend during the annual Pink Flamingo Festival in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Sponsored by the Harbor House, a non-profit organization serving the communities of Mount Desert Island, the festival boasts a parade, craft fair, kids carnival and lots more. The awesome Southwest Harbor Public Library puts on their paperback book sale that weekend …

Sea Ledges – Manset, Maine

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Architecture
Sea Ledges – Manset, Maine

Sea Ledges is located on the Shore Road in Manset, Maine on Mount Desert Island. Its views of Southwest Harbor, Somes Sound, and Acadia National Park are spectacular. With kind permission from the owners, I made the panorama below on the summer solstice at 5:23 AM. I used a Canon 5D3 and a Canon 45mm f/2.8 tilt/shift lens shooting 1/125 sec, f/5.6 at ISO 100. The pano is a combination of …