Now that I’ve finished teaching the Spring Semester and am into summer school, I was able to go to my oldest daughter’s track meet, which was held in Scarborough, ME. It was a gorgeous day, not too cold, not too hot.
A lot of standing around occurs as events are run by grade level, so I spent my time photographing mostly students from King Middle School. It’s way more interesting to photograph track events now that I feel like I consider myself a runner at this point. The long jump was especially interesting, as the camera affords one a glimpse of each runner’s form in a few thousands of a second that the eye has no chance of seeing.
On October 11, 2012, 12 schools met at the Airline Community School in Aurora, ME for the Small Schools Cross Country Championships. The course was about 1.9 miles, and the winning times were at roughly 12 -13 minutes.
You can see more photos (only from the girls race; sorry boys!) at this link.
After picking up my girls from school, we went to the Blue Hill Hearth for an after school snack. The bakery is in back of North Light Books, and serves a great variety of delicious baked goods, as well as soup and pizza.
Blue Hill Hearth, Blue Hill, ME
Today, Liz (on left) and Molly were working and kindly let me photograph them as they worked,
Liz (on left) and Molly cleaning up.
and even posed for a more serious shot ( :-) )
Liz & Molly, Blue Hill Hearth
Meanwhile, Eva (left) and Rose were engrossed in reading about Charlie Brown and Snoopy while grazing on a tasty muffin:
Even though the post date of this entry is September 23, 2010, I’m writing this in January 2011 (WordPress used the exif data to decide the post date) and now that my semester is over at the University of Southern Maine, I’m catching up on some billing of old jobs. This portrait was taken in September of this past year and the image was converted to greyscale from Lightroom 3.3 using Nik Software’s SilverEfex Pro plugin. The print was made by White House Custom Color (whcc.com).
I am consistently impressed by the print quality from WHCC— any faults in prints are invariably because I did not pay close enough attention to my submitted files. I would highly recommend this company for any photographer not able to afford their own large format printer.
I’m getting ready to sell prints and greeting cards for the indoor Brunswick Market at the old Fort Andross Mill. This is one of the images I hope will sell; it was made this summer at Camden harbor while waiting to depart to Mantinicus Island. Handheld, with the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS at 200mm.
A former physics student of mine (Tony Lucchese) and his fiance (Sarah LaFore) hired me to photograph their wedding. They met on the theatrical stage and staged a superhero themed wedding in which Tony was Superman, and Sarah was Wonder Woman. The wedding party consisted of various super heroes and amazons. This photo is from the rehearsal the day before the actual wedding, but I liked the dramatic lighting. You can read more about the wedding at Tony and Sarah’s wedding blog at http://super-wedding.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html
Tomorrow is my last class of the semester, and I head off to Poplar Stream Falls Hut and then Flagstaff Lake Hut for Saturday night. I’ll be scouting out good spots for the August Photographic Workshop that Rick Holt and I will be teaching. I hope the steady rain stops and I get some breaks with just overcast. I think I’m bringing an umbrella.
The photo below is totally unrelated to my trip, but I thought I’d post it anyway. It was taken last summer at Popham Beach on a spectacularly foggy morning.