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!
Last night we had the pleasure of shooting the Fourth of July fireworks display in Hampton Beach, NH. This was our first time back at Hampton since 2008, so a trip was well overdue. As is typical for Hampton Beach, the traffic was horrendous and the parking sparse at best, but after 45 minutes of driving around the area, we were able to find a parking spot and setup along the seawall to photograph this great coastal display. While not as big or complex as some other area shows, the reflection of the fireworks off the water with the long lines of the beach in the background, make for some unique photos.
As always, enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as HD 1080P desktop wallpaper below!
As you enjoy your Fourth of July picnics, parties and celebrations across the country (and for many of you abroad), we thought it would be nice to share a few of our favorite fireworks-themed desktop wallpaper. We’ve included a selection of our favorite man-made fireworks wallpaper, such as the one above, as well as some of our favorite sunset and lighting photos for those of you that enjoy a bit more natural “fireworks”. As always, feel free to download. Most of these images are 1920×1080 full HD wallpaper.
As you can see, the show did in fact begin – at about 10:30, and it was well worth the wait. Despite the rather long walk, spotty showers and delayed start – maybe even because of all those things – it is a memory that I will cherish. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as 1080P desktop wallpaper below!
Done! Well sort of. This is the last post from the PA portion of our trip – specifically the Pennsylvania exit portion. While working our way toward Virginia, we decided to take a few of those roads less traveled that Robert Frost is always talking about. Our reward was a great cornucopia of small town cameos – including the great old milk truck above, an old and forgotten church, a steam-era roundhouse, and lots of other great little snippets of Americana. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
You may have seen a post or two from us featuring lighthouses. Suffice to say, we could be considered a bit obsessive about them. So, when I discovered today was national lighthouse day, I couldn’t help but put together a collection of my favorite photos from the past several years. Above is Portland Head Light in Portland, ME, and below is Peggy’s Cove Light, in Peggy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
Photo of original framed photograph at Bedford Springs Circa 1886
While in PA, we took a quick trip to Bedford, PA to explore the newly renovated Bedford Springs Resort. 1796 Marked the beginning of this wonderful resort, when Doctor John Anderson purchased a 2,200 acre parcel where these noteworthy springs bubbled to the surface. Soon, people the world over came to visit these enchanting waters. By the early 1800s, a hotel was built and over the next 100 years, expanded exponentially – encompassing much of the footprint you see today. Unfortunately, in the 1980s, the resort was closed and quickly fell into disrepair. However, this would not be the last chapter for this storied resort.
In 1998, the resort was purchased and an extensive restoration and expansion was begun. In 2007, the resort opened its doors again for the first time in over 20 years. As you can see from the photos below, the resort certainly retains its old Victorian charm – taking guests back to a slower, more leisurely time. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
Part of our grand northern tour was the Deremer Family Reunion in the mountain region of PA. On our first full day there, the patriarchs of the family (otherwise known as Pops and The Bill) took us on a driving trip down memory lane – visiting places of their childhood and a wonderfully scenic view of central PA. Of course, we brought a camera. And this is what we found…
The day concluded with a trip to the Ravers Gap Annual Ice Cream Festival. Not only was there some amazing fresh-churned ice cream, but also a great bluegrass band and more than a few Mennonite folk. Though I live in a city, I am a big fan of small town life – especially great community events such as these. There are few things more enjoyable than a cool summer evening, great food, wonderful entertainment and an amazing feeling of community. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!