It's been a while...

Some new images over the past few months.

Hermit Island, Maine - 2018

For the past three years, my family and I have been spending a week camping on the coast of Maine at a small, out of the way campground called Hermit Island. It has rugged coastline hikes, sandy beaches, amazing sunsets and a charm that seems from another era. Here are a few images from a week without internet and cell phones. A few miles away is also the Popham Civil War Fort.

 

Wisconsin

Once a year, or so, I make a pilgrimage to northeastern Wisconsin to visit family and friends. Another trip is coming up next week. Here are some favorites from past trips...

A "Security" Camera

I feel most comfortable when I have a camera within reach. Even if I am not taking pictures, there are always a few on my desk or in my truck. There are many on my shelves in my office. Some work, some do not, some I have used, some I still use, some are toys, and many are given to me. I have become a wayword home for lost cameras. A no kill shelter for photgraphic equipment. I enjoy thinking about what they may have seen. The importance of bringing a camera to an event or trip has now been bestowed upon the phone. Boxes of cameras can be found at flea markets and tag sales. Three simple factors are brought together throuh one machine and used in conjuction to record or create a feeling or memory. I fiddle with the apertures, randomly advance levers, and trip shutters at various speeds. It is soothing and comforting for me.

Pipes and Valves

I am not sure why I have been drawn to these objects over the years. They can be simple or complex compositions. They always seem to have great line and form while cast interesting shadows. They seem to be everywhere yet go unnoticed.