Vaughn Woods in Hallowell is a very nice place to visit with easy hiking trails. The one steep and slippery trail leads to this waterfall underneathe the stone bridge, it's worth tackling the trail to get a photo like this. The image was taken during the month of June, my favorite month of the year. The leaves on the the trees are still fresh and haven't been bothered by wind and bugs and aren't as battered looking as toward the end of summer.
I've been to Sabattus River many times throughout the years and there are many photographs on this blog to prove it. Even though I've been many times it seems I always find new things to photograph. I had never noticed these moneywort blossoms before despite being in this particular location on numerous occasions. A low vantage point and a wide angle lens helped me get this view.
I went back a couple days later after more rain and got a closer image. A polarizing filter was used in both images to reduce shine on the rocks and leaves.
I've decided to start posting on a more regular basis again on this blog, that being said, here's my first photo after a long hiatus. Chickadees are very abundant around here but you still need a lot of patience to get a good shot.
My book is hot off the presses at Blurb! Take a sneak peek and place your order if you're so inclined by clicking on the cover photo above. An eBook version for download to your iPad or iPhone is now available in the iTunes store.
I live in Lewiston, Maine and have for most of my life. I've always had an interest in nature; as a kid I read books by Edwin Way Teal, Rachael Carson, among others, and I used to love studying the Golden Nature Guides. When I got into photography it was natural for me to take pictures of the natural world. A few years ago I got into kayaking and that allowed me to get to places I would never be able to by hiking and of course this gives me more photography oppurtunities. I realized years ago you don't have to travel to exotic locations to get good photographs. I have to admit I'm lucky to be living in a beautiful state with a lot of natural diversity, but I've taken good pictures right in my own back yard and neighborhood.