Maine

Summertime Memories...

From my journal, Wednesday, 7/31/2019, 8:12AM…

Popham never fails. Such a good day on the beach. Hot. Brisk water. Lots of boogie boarding and exploring for sand dollars. Ollie loved a shallow pool of water, laying, laughing and smiling ear to ear. We trekked to The Sea Basket for dinner but they were closed. We hit Reds and felt lucky to see no line whatsoever. Lobster rolls. Scallops. Our bellies were happy. Today we’re off to Camden. There’s a light breeze as I write this. It’s been humid. We’ve had a box fan running for the past several days. Greenheads are in plentiful supply. We talk about exploring other areas of the country/world over the years to come. There’s a lot we want to see. So as I sit here I’m marinating in what we’ve known for seven years…not knowing for sure if we’ll be back next year. There’s a piece of me that will always long for this area…and the place it’s held in our lives, watching our kids grow. Summertime memories. It’s been good to/for us…

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Commit...

Mid-week in our Maine vacation I decided to switch things up a bit by shooting B&W in camera.  Typically I document in color and convert during the editing phase. While not a huge leap...in a world full of choices, making one and adding this constraint was super liberating...and I couldn't be happier with the results.  I've been doing this a lot more ever since and it's really helped me focus my efforts and attention....photographically and in all aspects of my life.

Good things happen when I commit. When I go all in.

These images kick off as my mornings did in Maine...alongside Finn for a walk @ Back River Bend Boat Yard. The bulk of the rest of them were taken at Popham Beach...one of our favorite places in the world. I really love our days there. The beach is huge, the waters are calm and the tides put on a spectacular show.