Summertime Maine, Days 01-02

5 Aug
 

Summertime Maine, Day 01-02

The Workshop Begins

We are in a part of Maine that has little Internet connection. Many towns were settled in the early-ish 1700s and were built-up communities long before planned communities and condos were ever invented. Many houses face the sea, rivers, or inlets, since ships were the main mode of transportation in the early days.

People love cell service here, but they are not so anamoured of cell towers that would mar the pristine landscape. One cannot blame them. It is beautiful and charming here in Mid coast Maine.

The bottom line is that with our busy workshop schedule with yet another great group, there is no time for blogs, and little bandwidth to upload the images for one anyway.

Our official workshop starts at noon, and both our newbies and several alumni join us for our introductory Principles of Photography. We have a special treat for the group and head off to a friend’s nearby.

Waino, our friend, is a hoot and very generous with his pier. We start out with a ride down to Pemaquid Point on his lobster boat, picnic table installed in the stern along with lawn chairs. It is great, and people really enjoy their time on the boat. We end up with a tour of the neighbor harbor that is our inn’s view. Everyone knows Waino, and people call out to him.

Waino often has some sort of crazy fashion accessory. This year, it is a bright yellow boa that he wears even while captaining his boat.© 2015 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 1-919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time. data-recalc-dims=

We return to the little cove next door and put the big pots on to boil for freshly-picked-that-morning corn and fresh (yesterday) lobsters. People learn how to eat “lobstuh” and chow down on the ever-so-sweet corn as you can see some of our group doing here. © 2015 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 1-919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time. data-recalc-dims=

It is time for an evening location shoot, so we thank Waino after cleaning up and head out to the local lighthouse. Many people, of course, want to photograph the lighthouse, one of the most photographed ones in the US, but one of our group wants to learn how to make the surf soft and ethereal. We clamber up onto a huge boulder for a great vantage point.© 2015 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 1-919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.

Restaurants close mostly at nine, and if we are to eat, it is time to move on. It is getting dark anyway, and the mosquitoes are enjoying feasting on many of our group. We gather around a couple of adjoining tables and laugh and enjoy ourselves over fresh seafood and other fare.

We are far east in the eastern time zone, so mornings come early. We walk just down the road back to our favorite fish shack and photograph the boats in the harbor, the fishermen, and in general, the
As often happens, Arnie and I don’t photograph much as there are questions asked about camera settings, approaches, etc. There is a quiet moment, and I see a scene I really like. The problem is that there is a do-not-go-beyond-this-point type of sign at the bottom, not what I want. I am lucky. A fisherman comes along and heads down the ramp with a barrel for bait. Perfect! At least for me.© 2015 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 1-919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.
We head to another great breakfast place around the corner. Blueberry pancakes are quite popular with real maple syrup. It is delightful, but it is time to head back for imaging and our first critique session.

We are very pleased that everyone has gotten at least one great shot, and the critiques are thoughtful on all the images. There is no point getting out to our afternoon location, as it will be quite a while until the skies get interesting light-wise.

We go to some ledges we like, and people clamber about, finding different vantage points. I find one out of the way of the others and encourage one or two of our group to join me.© 2015 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 1-919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.
It is dinner time, and we have to go. Besides, we have another early start tomorrow, and people need to get some sleep.

A great first two days, and more to come…

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4 Responses to “Summertime Maine, Days 01-02”

  1. mjdrieb 08-05-15 at 3:14 PM #

    I love seeing the familiar sites. As always, nice images. I will have fish tonight in honor of the group but it will not be Maine lobster. : – )

     
    • TBC 08-06-15 at 3:27 PM #

      Mary,

      I kept citing your self-portrait as a way one of our past Maine participants approached hers. We had a great time, and there were some wonderful images the group all produced.

      Take care,

      TBC

       
  2. John Singleton 08-05-15 at 1:05 PM #

    Looks like a fantastic time! Great place, Great food, Great photo opportunities. Have a great workshop!!!

     
    • TBC 08-06-15 at 3:26 PM #

      Yes, John, another great workshop. Alas, the Internet connection did not allow me to post often, but I will catch up.

      So glad you are enjoying it! Stay tunes!

      Take care,

      TBC

       

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