Moose! One of the joys of visiting Rangeley, Maine has to be the sunset drives up Rt 16 toward the Canadian border. This road is known for moose sightings – so much so that in the 10 or so times we’ve done the drive, only once did we not see a moose. More typically, as with our last evening in Rangeley this year, you will see several moose each time you go out. This year, it seemed the moose were more skiddish than in previous years, but the young female pictured above was more than happy to eat from the boggy terrain with an ever-increasing audience. By this point, the rain was falling substantially and I suspect that deadened the sound of cars enough to give her a sense of ease. So, we spent 20 minutes watching her, shooting some video and snapping lots of photos in the dimming light.
On the way home, we stopped at Coos Canyon – a breathtaking series of falls slicing through the granite walls of this gentle Maine valley. With a healthy helping of rain over the past week, the falls were surging like I hadn’t seen before, making for a bit more of a blur on the water than I had hoped, but after a bit of tweaking, I was able to dial in the desired look. Above, is the upper falls – a more gradual, pool-filled falls that runs the better part of a football field. In the slideshow below, you’ll see the more truncated and violent lower falls. As always, enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as HD desktop wallpaper below!
Though not especially breathtaking, Rangeley, Maine has to be one of my top five favorite places to visit and photograph. This little town, huddled along the shore of its large lake, perfectly blends the charms of an out-of-the-way hamlet with some modern amenities and conveniences that make life just easy enough while still feeling like you’re sort of roughing it. Once every one or two years, we make the several hour trip and rent a cabin at the charming Town and Lake Motel, perched along one of the pristine inlets of Rangeley Lake. As with years past, we spent our time exploring the lake and its wildlife, and venturing up Route 16 toward the Canadian border on the hunt for moose.
Above, was a new find this year – a mother common merganser with her young. I was surprised to find this little family several hundred feet from shore. As always, enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as HD desktop wallpaper below!
Today’s feature is another in our series from our travels through New England. This shoot was split through two days – dusk one day, and the following dawn. Did I mention the sun rose at 5:30 and my shoot was an hour from where we were staying. Yeah – that meant a 4:00 AM wake up. It was a bit early for my tastes, but well worth it! The sunrise was amazing over Nubble Light, in York, ME.
The previous evening, we spent our time at Fort McClary – an early 19th century fort constructed to defend the entrance of the Piscatiqua River and the strategically valuable ship-works of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard just a mile up the river. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
Did you know we also offer a wide selection of fine art panoramas? Today, I’ve selected some of my favorites from the past several years for your enjoyment. Prints of these photos are available to purchase in a variety of sizes from Deremer Studios Panorama.
I grew up in New Hampshire, so the rugged beauty of the area has always drawn me. Though it doesn’t have the expanse of beaches, dramatic thunderstorms, or lazy palm trees, the beauty of this region is truly stunning. From the 400 years of architectural history (including the oldest brick house in New England), to the rolling hills and still mountain lakes, the region is truly stunning.
As a courtesy to our commercial and individual clients, Deremer Studios shoots a selection of our ultra-high resolution panoramas at almost every setting – providing a truly unique perspective on the shoot. For our wedding clients, we typically shoot 2 to 4 of these panoramas. Because these images are so large, you can even blow them up to mural size without loss of quality. In fact, we have a 8ft panorama of downtown Jacksonville hanging right in our office!