Algerine Coast

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Places
Algerine Coast

The Algerine Coast stretches from Pretty Marsh to the Seal Cove town dock. Nobody seems to know the true origin of the name of this section of shore on the western side of Mount Desert Island in Maine. The folklore mentions Algeria, pirates, gold, and a man named Smith who came came from France in the early 19th century, but the truth remains a mystery. Many thanks to my friend Linda and …

MDI Photo Club Portrait Workshop

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Lighting, People
MDI Photo Club Portrait Workshop

The MDI Photo Club held its March “outing” indoors at the Harbor House in Southwest Harbor. With temperatures that morning starting in the single digits and only climbing into the low teens, it was a good day to be inside. I taught an informal portrait workshop on lighting, working with a model, and what’s so great about the inverse square law. I set up a mini-studio with small flash …

Southwest Harbor February 2017

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Places
Southwest Harbor February 2017

Mother nature came with a vengeance this week delivering back to back storms and blizzard conditions. Up until a few days ago, it had snowed only once and just a few inches. My snowshoes felt neglected. I’ve learned however that just because it hasn’t snowed doesn’t mean it won’t snow. And blow, and drift, and snow some more. To get the pictures I shot today, I first had to exit my front …

Hadlock Stream

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Hike
Hadlock Stream

Hadlock Stream originates at the southern end of Lower Hadlock Pond, travels through the Northeast Harbor Golf Club course, crosses Sargent Drive, and empties into Somes Sound. This picturesque bridge is located on the Golf Club trail which is part of a network of trails maintained by the Northeast Harbor Village Improvement Society (VIS). Incorporated in 1898, the VIS maintains 14 trails …

Fall on Mount Desert Island 2016

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Places
Fall on Mount Desert Island 2016

This fall on Mount Desert Island has been especially beautiful. The colors have been spectacular and the weather mild. The campus of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor was the perfect place to capture the changing of the seasons. I shot all but the last three of these photos in the college garden using a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and a Canon 135mm f/2 lens wide open. For the rest I …

La Rochelle

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Architecture
La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a beautiful and elaborate “cottage” on West Street in Bar Harbor. Built in 1902 for George S. Bowdoin, a great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton and a partner in the Morgan Bank, the mansion was named after the Bowdoin family’s ancestral town in France. The most recent owners, Ruth and Tristram Colket, donated the structure to the Maine Sea Coast Mission in 1972 …

The Callender House and Highseas

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Architecture
The Callender House and Highseas

Architect Fred Savage of Mount Desert Island designed The Callender House (large image below) and Highseas. Today the Jackson Lab owns these former homes, both located on the Schooner Head Road just outside of Bar Harbor. The JAX allowed the MDI Photo Club to photograph both structures for our March outing. The Callender House (1901) was the first summer cottage built of brick in Bar …

Pittsburgh

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Places
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh welcomed me for a late February business trip. While there I had a chance to roam the city and walk across some of its fantastic historic steel bridges. The Andy Warhol bridge took me right to the Andy Warhol Museum which prides itself on being the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy. The museum has seven floors of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, film and video, and …

Camp Beech Cliff

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Cameras and Lenses
Camp Beech Cliff

Camp Beech Cliff (CBC) is a non-profit year-round outdoor educational and recreational center located on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Through summer camps and year-round outdoor education, leadership and recreation programs, CBC seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Its mission is to inspire personal growth, interpersonal connection, and a deep appreciation of the natural …

Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Article
Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

I picked one of the coldest days of the year to travel out to Swans Island to photograph my friend Colleen’s new Tesla charging station at her Harbor Watch Inn. We thought it would be fun to take a picture and write a press release to promote electric vehicles and inn. It was fun, but it was damn cold. How cold was it? The thermometer at my house read -2F, but I think it warmed into single …