Three Forks, Montana

Welcome! This blog started in 2020. From 2009-2019 I was blogging through Google's "blogger" and that blog is still available, though I am not adding to it.  A tab at the top of this page called "old blog" will get you there.  I think the photos I am able to post on this newer blog are of higher quality and larger viewing size, though that may depend on the size of your viewing screen.


Acton Arboretum 2022.2

July 14, 2022
Here are a few more flower images which I've added to my 2022 collection of Acton Arboretum flowers. I was equipped with an Olympus E-M1 and 40-150mm F4 zoom. All photos...
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Lamb's-Ear flowering plant and a photogenic Bumble Bee

July 05, 2022
I spent an hour at the Arboretum this past weekend, seeing what I could do on an overcast day. It seems to me I am traveling lighter and lighter; just one camera (Olympus...
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Yellow Jacket on Long Stem Buttercup Flower

June 12, 2022
I went over to the Acton Arboretum with my camera, a 80-300mm full frame equivalent zoom lens, and a fold-up stool, hoping to get a nice photo or two. I had been led to b...
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The Irises are blooming like crazy

May 28, 2022
Our front yard irises all seemed to bloom en masse two days ago (April 26), which was one day before they bloomed the prior year. So hard to believe (but I do) that they...
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Acton Arboretum 2022

May 25, 2022
The Acton Arboretum is within minutes of my house (by car). The last couple of years it has been quite crowded, even mid-week, due to the pandemic and the number of child...
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Sprague's Lobsters in Wiscasset, Maine

October 08, 2021
On our several trips each summer driving north along the Maine coast, we often get to Wiscasset around lunch time. Wiscasset is a lovely old town, though for through-trav...
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A June Week in Maine - Part 6: Lobster Rolls at McLoon's Lobster Shack, Spruce Head, Maine

September 30, 2021
As I write this at the end of September, McLoon’s Lobster Shack is closed for the season. My guess is that it closes annually, after Labor Day. In the photos below you wi...
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A June Week in Maine - Part 5: A quick visit to Port Clyde

September 23, 2021
A drive down the St. George peninsula took us to Port Clyde. The main attraction here is the boat service to Monhegan Island, some twelve miles away. As of the census in...
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A June Week in Maine - Part 4: iPhone 12 mini v. Sony A6500 tested in the dark

September 19, 2021
This seems like a crazy comparison. The iPhone 12 is a phone after all... and the A6500 is a real camera. The Sony sensor (23.5mm x 15.6mm) is a whopping 16x larger (squa...
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A June Week in Maine - Part 3: Thomaston Grocery

September 12, 2021
I've read that this brick building was built in 1890. Thomaston Grocery has 4.7 stars in Yelp Thomaston Grocery is the grocery store closest (about 20 minutes) to whe...
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A June Week in Maine - Part 2: A few closeup photos mostly of old wood and rusted hardware.

August 30, 2021
Though the views of water, sky, animal life (ex. eagle and seals), and lobstering activity (see previous post) were terrific from our week-long apartment in Spruce Head,...
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A June week in Maine with views of Lobster Boats - Part 1

August 25, 2021
We were anxious to get a visit to Maine under our belts. Due to covid, we missed our planned Maine vacations the previous summer (2020). As I recall, for a while there, f...
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Nashoba Valley Photo Club opens for a new season. Here are my four images.

August 14, 2021
Last week I received a reminder from the president of our photo club that it is time to get photos (digital images) submitted for the September "Salon". Being indoors for...
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Redoing an image from 2009 using Topaz DeNoise and Nik Viveza

June 12, 2021
This image was taken with my first interchangeable lens digital camera, in the summer of 2009. It was an Olympus E-520 with the kit 14-42mm lens. My wife and I were visit...
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I'm Happy with these eight images from Acton Arboretum

May 19, 2021
It's been a year since I've taken any flower photos anywhere other than in our yard. The Acton Arboretum was open last year but reports of out-sized crowds and with me al...
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