A winter visit to Portland, Maine
My husband and I were able to get away for a couple nights to Maine. We got together with some old friends, drank really good beer and did a little shopping… can’t go to Maine without a stop at LL Bean.
Our hotel looked out on the water and most of my photos were taken from in the hotel room. It was just too dang cold outside to explore with the camera.
I brought my 100-400 zoom lens so I was able to get decent photos of subjects like this light beacon which were quite far away… you can see it behind the boat in the photo above.
And this guy who was practicing some kind of ocean worship.
Not sure if these are considered tug boats or not but we figured they must be the harbor master since they were escorting the tankers into the bay.
I always admire night photography when I see the work of others online but there’s not much opportunity here where we don’t even have streetlights. I put my camera on top of a light shade, turned all of the lights off in the hotel room to eliminate reflections on the window and put my camera on a 10-second timer. I was pretty happy with the result of my first experiment.
I only had my camera outside twice. This shot was because I love the architecture of these old buildings and that a lumber company is run out of an old house.
And this was a short distance from one of the homes we visited. I was fortunate to arrive right at the golden hour to capture this gorgeous light and color.
Tomorrow I’ll catch up on a little Picture Winter.