Sunday, December 4, 2005

First 20X30 Poster Print!

I now have my very own 20X30 poster-sized print! SEEE..

That picture was a series I did for a friend actually. She had her daughter photographed every year in black and white. I thought it was a cool idea, and was happy to be her photographer of the year. Just thought I'd share, since I beat my old record (and it was SUCH an old record) of 18X24. I think 20X30 is as high as I'd go. The photo lost a small bit of it's clarity (though from a normal viewing point it looks perfect). I'm not sure if I'll sell the 20X30's. I probably COULD, but I think I'd rather stick to a 18X24 if it's better quality. 18X24 is big enough.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

First Poster-Sized Print

My first poster-sized print!!

It came out very well! I'm soooooooo happy.. I'm gonna probably go buy a frame for it today.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Berlin, New Hampshire

After my grandparents brought me out to lunch, and we were driving back to their house, I kept seeing all of the great pictures I could be taking. I drove back through the town on my way home, and took a few pictures from my car window. Sadly, I didn't get a chance to walk around and take pictures.

This church is right around the corner from my memere and pepere's house. I was fascinated by the design of it when I was younger. I love Russian Orthodox style churches, unfortunately they're really aren't that many that I'm aware of in Maine or New Hampshire.

This is just a small church (or religious structure of some sort) right along the "downtown" strip of Berlin. I just snapped a picture of this for no reason in particular.

This is a building alongside the river and near *A* mill. I just liked the look of this building.

Berlin is a mill city (seriously, it WAS ONCE a city, the population dwindled a lot, just checked and I guess technically it is a city, though a smaller one than it was.) The downtown is amazing to me. It's pretty much in shambles. The inner-side of the downtown (on the other side of these buildings) isn't too bad. I *think* almost all of the storefronts are being used, but I honestly don't drive down that way very often (it's a one way street, and not on the way to my grandparents house). This side is pretty sad.

All the way down the strip there are boards up. Besides two competing drugs stores, pretty much RIGHT next to each other, there aren't any real stores open, until you get down to Dunkin' Donuts. (There is a city office and a bank on the other side of the road, but not much else). So sad..but so pretty to me.

I will, in the future, take MANY more pictures of Berlin. I often wonder if the huge amount of decay, the mills, factories, warehouses, run-down apartment buildings with clotheslines on the porches...little decayed bridge underpasses (pictures to be taken later), railroads...old churches..all of it, kinda attributed to my obsession with urban decay and stuff. I love the character of it all..the feeling I get when I look at certain buildings that are practically falling apart is almost like a rush. The fact that many share the obsession weirds me out. I've always liked the dark side of those things for some reason..the old rail tracks, alongside old unused, dirty, factories and warehouses of sorts..
The broken windows, the boarded doors, the mystery of what's inside..

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Cavalry Cemetery

I made a last minute decision to go to South Portland today. This fog has immersed the city for a few days, and so I thought I'd go to this really nifty graveyard and take some pictures.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Fort Knox and Bar Harbor

Yesterday, my mother and I had decided to spend the weekend in Bar Harbor. Along the way, we were driving by Fort Knox in Bucksport, and decided to stop for a picnic and to take pictures.

One of the first things we did when we arrived at Bar Harbor, was walk down to the actual Harbor. I was checking out the boats, and admiring a huge sailboat. I said something like "that's a great boat", when this lady near me asks me which boat I'm talking about. I point to which one, and she points to another and says it's Sean Connery's boat! Apparently he was around town somewhere. The 2nd picture is Sean's boat, the other two are of the boat I fell in love with.

This morning when we woke up, we went to Acadia (the parts of it that are free to enter) and took pictures. The weather wasn't very nice, but we caught a little bit of time where there was no rain.

Sunday, July 31, 2005


These were taken at Lakewood in Madison, ME outside of the restaurant we had my sister's briday shower at.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Imp Trail

Yesterday I went hiking in New Hampshire. The Imp Trail is a 6.5 mile trail in the White Mountain National Forest, near Gorham New Hampshire. It's a pretty steep climb for about 2 miles, but the view was worth it. It was another 4 or so miles back to the bottom, but not as steep. Most people hike this trail the other way around.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Mackworth Island

After work, went for a walk around Mackworth Island.

Sunday, July 3, 2005

Two Lights State Park

Me and my mother went to Two Lights State Park today for the first time.