been awhile since I been updated. so here I am again. been going through all my pic’s and editing, deleting and juts organizing my pic’s that I have taken over the years. I juts recently finished my Colorado pic’s and my some of my Main pic’s. here a couple below. I have been pushing the new/updated pic’s out to my website
http://rasphotostudios.com (site is down right now) and also to my flicker account http://flicker.com/sirryche. came across another site called 500px. seem pretty cool if you want to pay for it. the free version would be a waste if you already have flicker. just my two cents. anyway here’s a couple of pic’s.
well its been two weeks since I got back from my trip and I still have not had the time to finish my trip blog. I had to a lot of fixes to catch up on at work and the new semester at school just started. so I had to get caught up before I could update my blog but here I am trying to finish this section so where did I leave off? I think I was at the point of writing about Acadia National park. I reserved my spot 2 months in advanced and I’m glad I did. the park was full every day I was there. so where do I start off. I arrived 2 hr before I was allowed to set up, the arrival time is noon and I got there at around 10-is so I had time to waste. the park has a scenic drive that loops around the whole park that is mainly one way traffic so if you see something you just stop in the right hand lane and park, get out and do whatever. they have so many trail heads that they don’t post signs to most of them. of course if you bought a hacking book then you would get the information on where every trail head is.
sorry got held up at work and had to get some stuff done. ok so I finally got to my campsite and set up camp. sites are nice and have a lot of trees for shelter. only thing I did not like was there was no showers in the rest rooms. they did have a place outside of the campsite that had showers but it you had to pay for showers. just another way of getting money. while I was there I explored Acadia and also the small cities around it. I went to Bar Harbor, North and South Harbor and other small towns on the island. I spent the next four days taking pictures and exploring the island and found many beautiful places. from the ocean to the mountains to the marshes all within miles of each other. here are some pics I took the rest can be found on photo blog.sirryche.com for more.
ok so on days 5-8 I stayed in a B&B called the Brewster Inn. this was the old house that a former mayor of Maine used to live in. It is a nice sweet house that has eleven rooms. this is nice and everybody was very friendly but my problem with this is that I feel out-of-place since it seems like I was in someone’s house all the time. was a different experience for me since I’m I bit more of a private person I feel out-of-place. the room I had was very cozy. it as the smallest room of the house but also the cheapest. did I mentioned that I am a cheap scape and tend not to spend anything unless I really need to?
now staying in Dexter is like a home-based. from here I went to Bangor and up to Baxter state park. the first day I just drove around and took pictures. I ended up booking a moose tour. my tour guide Ed was very knowledgeable about the area and about moose’s. I turns out that my vaca is again in-between things. tends to be when the moose’s are way up in the mountains and in another 2-3 weeks is the beginning of the rut (mating) season. go figure I to early for the fall leaves to change but to late for everything else. but the weather is very very nice. I rained in the night once and since I’m not camping until next week this is working out nice. so on the moose tour we drove in a jeep on all these logging roads and caught a glimpse of a couple but no good photo shoots. we even went to two ponds that were gorgeous. we left 4 in the morning and with the sun coming up the ponds/lakes and the mountains were out of this world. we finally saw a moose across a lake but my shoots are so far away I’m not sure I can enlarge them enough to make them any good. so it seem the my moose tour was a bust. I started the next day to head up to Baxter state park but two thing s came up. first halfway there (2 hr. drive) I forgot my cash and had no money to get in and from what I was told it was still a fifty-fifty shot at seeing anything and it would cast me another twenty bucks. so do I turn around or even find a atm (pay extra charges) to go in our turn around and do something else.I decided to turn around and just explore the land. I found many lakes and ponds that had some wonderful sights. just not any moose in them. the next day I drove to Bangor that is also 2 hr. away but again it was a nice small town for tourist and nothing else. I did stop by Stephen kings house and took some pictures then I went to hope cemetery and took some pictures. hope cemetery was the basis of Stephen kings pet seminary novel. was pretty cool walking in the cemetery. but for me so far the best cemetery that I have been to that is also a garden (forgot the word that they use) would be Spring Grove Cemetery in Ohio. I also ended down in Fort Knox and toured the old fort. historians would like this and it was neat to see but once is good enough for me. I also took a scenic ride on the downtown train that was located in Ellsworth. it just so happens on Saturday I was driving thru and the train caught my eye so I stopped by and took a ride on it. the ride was cool. was riding on some 1930 carriage car’s and they were pulling it with a 1952 EMD diesel engine. not sure which but ill post some pictures later of it. this trip ran thru some marshes that had some wild animals in it and we passed by some high electrical lines and on top of the very high poles were eagles nest. we saw at least four nests and they had babies in them. at the end of the line they stop at a bridge that was out of commission. the bridge caught fire years ago and they never rebuilt it. it was one of the swivel pivot bridges that when sea traffic needed to pass it would turn on a pedestal and swing open to let the ships go through. since it was out of commission the just leave it open. here are some pic’s from this section of the trip.
well ill write the next post of Acadia and beyond
well after 600 miles I arrived in Portland Maine. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do since I have four days before I need to be in Dexter. my first choice of hotel was filled and I also found out that the special price don’t’ go into effect until September after the summer season. I’m right on the edge of the summer season so things are a little high. I found a coupon book for hotels and found a travel lodge for about half off with coupon that is just 2 mile north of downtown Portland. best decision I made. I have a Denny’s right next door for food. after talking to management I got the next four nights for the same price as my coupon which saved me a bundle. on day 4 I went downtown Portland. the roads suck. they are hardly marked so you have no idea if your in your lane. the streets are short and the intersections just appear from anywhere so driving is a pain. other than that so far so so good. I took a cruise ship that went around the bay and they took you to 4 different lighthouses and also gave you a history of the area. that was nice I plan on taking the land cruise in the morning to get a tour of the land. here’s a couple of pics that I took so far.
time is running down. I’ll be heading off to Maine for my 2 week vacation. leaving my dogs in care of my brother at home. I plan on heading east to Shenandoah national park for the first half of week one. then ill be heading to Portland Maine for the rest of the week. from their ill head up to Dexter Maine and go through the Baxter state park for some moose hunting photography. and then the finale week ill be staying in the Acadia national park and doing some more photography with canon’s photography workshops. along the way ill hope to find some old churches, cemetery’s, also do some kayaking. ill be reporting back and blog my trip with some info on where to stay as of right now I have two places that I will be staying but I am winging it for most of the trip. stay tuned for more updates.