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MORE THAN JUST… ‘Lobster Rolls’

“Sunset Serenade”

I’m always looking for new places, experiences and meeting people who enrich my daily routine. But sometimes I simply yearn for the comfort of an old sweatshirt, broken in sneakers and familiar surroundings. Sort of a home away from home. Maine holds that comfort zone for me.

I have attended Maine Media College workshops for many years and still manage to find new ways to view its “nooks and crannies”. The town of Rockport is usually my base of operations and is the perfect respite for just kicking back and contemplating what to shoot next. I have taken classes in everything from, how to shoot with a digital camera to, advanced techniques in adventure photography. In between classes and especially early mornings and evenings, I can experiment with what this place has to offer. Exploring the harbors, people and hidden abstracts keeps me coming back each summer.

The photographs shown here were not taken specifically for class assignments but are the results from the influence of the area and its people. My favorite people to talk to, outside of the workshops, are the vendors. I always tell them where I am from and ask how they found this fantastic place. They almost immediately tell me a little bit about themselves, but more importantly, a story about a town in Maine they grew up in or settled in. This exchange of backgrounds and history resonates inside me and every time I make plans to visit, it expands my horizon while searching for new venues.

From the first mouth-watering bite of a lobster roll, creative imaginings of the children, serene beauty of the seaside communities, to the graceful silhouettes of the boats, and shared moments between friends…. Maine is so much more than that.

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11 responses

  1. The last image is awesome! I’ve been to Maine a few times but not when I was into photography. Now I want to go back, thanks a lot!

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    July 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  2. Just breathtaking. The sunset serenade is just the tip of something beautiful and amazing.

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    June 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  3. denisebushphoto

    Wonderful and creative images Mike! Ahhhh — too bad for you, that you didn’t have ‘Sunset Serenade’ in time for our ‘boats’ category — but lucky for me! — Denise

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    May 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    • Thanks ‘D’…. funny you brought that up. The things we think about after a competition. Besides I still think it would have went your way….your image was just perfect. 🙂

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      May 9, 2012 at 1:10 am

  4. Thank you all for your heartfelt comments… it is much appreciated. I really enjoy sharing and hearing feedback from personal stories to just a 🙂

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    May 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  5. Another beautiful series, Mike. Two stand out for me–the abstract 16 is one, and I love the HDR treatment you’ve applied on the townscape #3.

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    May 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

  6. A nice taste of a wonderful place to be, and some excellent images.

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    May 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

  7. Very nice!

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    May 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

  8. amazing pictures!!! wooww!!! you amaze me each time Mike!!! 😀

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    May 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

  9. Mike all of the images are outstanding!!! I love Maine, I love Lobster, and the Landscapes are a Photographers dream!!! My favorite is the HDR of the Cove.

    Kathleen

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    May 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

  10. Lovely sky, the rest of the photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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    May 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

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