Thursday, December 27, 2012

Driving Miss Reena

Yesterday, expecting the snow storm that was headed our way, The Professor and I took a late afternoon drive.  Actually, he was kind enough to be my chauffeur as I shouted out commands "Stop!  Back up!  Move forward a bit.  Let me out HERE!"

Yes.  He's a very patient man when I have camera in hand.  He even spots great shots for me.  Like the one above.

It was a photo hunting afternoon as we continued our drive through Spruce Point and Tenants Harbor.

Our destination, which was only about 40 minutes away, took us through some pretty territory hugging the coast along the way.  It was low tide which produced some beautiful scenery.

It was getting late in the day when we arrived at the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde.  I was using my 28-300mm lens which really doesn't like late afternoon light.  It was about 4pm and another 30 minutes, it was going to be dark.

Ugh!  It gets dark so early in the winter!  Not enough daylight for this gal.


As predicted, we woke up to this scene this morning.  
And it's still snowing.

A good day to clean up my photo library.  My Mac is doing a lot of
complaining lately so guess it's time to move some photo
libraries off to an external drive.
Scary business!

Wishing you a happy weekend, my friends,


50 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your joint effort paid off. :)

Dianne said...

how wonderful to have a photography chauffeur!!
I have to count on red lights or room on the shoulder to stop

beautiful shots
magical place

stay warm

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures of a gorgeous area, Reena, and your "joint effort" did indeed pay off! Magical it is! Enjoy the beauty, stay warm and have a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Brian Miller said...

seriously wow-ed by the second and third...they are like paintings...so majestic...ha, i am glad he is patient with you...smiles....

jennyfreckles said...

With all that snow it looks like a good day to stay in and do some computer house-keeping. I wish for some time to do that too but it never seems to happen!

Sandra said...

hubby is a great spotter, I wish mine would do that... beautiful scenery and poor you moving the photos. it takes so much TIME

Suldog said...

Frozen streams and such are just naturally excellent subjects. Nice work!

ladyfi said...

Wow - each shot is a stunning work of art.

Hilary said...

Pretty as postcards. Good work by the photographer and the chauffeur.

Marilyn said...

Pretty amazing, Reena. Your editing gives these sort of an "other world" look.
P.S. I love your Christmas cardinal too.

Gail said...

Fantastic photos! Glad you have someone that helps find that perfect shot.

grammie g said...

HI Reena...I went for a long walk yesterday knowing today was going to be stay in snow day!!
It is so hard..there is so much to photography, but the Professor was a good sport!!
That is a lovely area so quaint and many photo opportunities!!
These are lovely!!
Grace

beth said...

love love love maine !

and yes, it's funny how my Mac speaks up, too when it's a bit too full of all of my photos....in fact my external hard drive came out today, too :)

Hartwood Roses said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful!!

My fingers are crossed for you as you rearrange your photo files.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the lighthouse. so pretty. ( :

Kathy said...

It's so nice to have a driver. I had the good fortune to have an assistant yesterday who carried a camera and help me lug a tripod in below-freezing weather! A good friend/companion is a necessity for wackos like us!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That's why I always drive, I can stop whenever I want :-)

We got just a dusting, which all washed away.

Love the lighthouse, I think I could fill a card or two there.

Tammy said...

Such beautiful scenery! The Lighthouse is gorgeous!

Kerri said...

These are wonderful! I LOVE lighthouses and rarely get to see them.

Jennifer Richardson said...

wonderful shots!
thanks for sharing your wonderland,
Jennifer

Grace said...

Good thing he was patient with you as your pictures are stunning ~

May I use one of them for my haiku ~ Hope its fine with you ~

Happy new year to you and your family ~

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots!

islandwonder said...

The photos are gorgeous. You are right, the Professor did spot a good one.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots, I have almost ran off the road many times looking at that good shot.

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous shots!

Madi and Mom said...

Miss Reena...thank the Professor.
this post made Mom LOL. Dad times their daily walks, anytime they take a walk (for exercise) and Mom has her camera, Mom will say how long did we walk. (Dad a retired auditor) will reply 50 minutes minus about 20 minutes for the 20 times we stopped for pictures. To which Mom says it is not about the destination but the journey MOL
Keep snapping.
Hugs Madi

bon bon said...

lovely team effort! i have to laugh because my husband kindly puts up with the very same demands. :)

CherryPie said...

Thank you for sharing your virtual drive it looks so wonderful :-)

Happy New Year to you xx

Madge Bloom said...

Our husbands must be related... saint both I'm sure... with all the stop, wait! No, back up just a tad... lol!

Linda R said...

Such gorgeous photo. What spectacular view.. Enjoy the snow my friend.

Hugs~

Dianne said...

What a beautiful photo-shoot Reena and you've captured some really special pics. How nice The Professor is SO obliging .... maybe he sees the world through your eyes and knows what would make a great capture.

Barbara Shallue said...

Hope you were able to get everything backed up. Since I have a Mac, that scares me! I've started using Carbonite - I hope it's doing the backup job I think it is. Beautiful photos and what a fun trek!

Marcie said...

What gorgeous before and after scenes. Love the snow!! All the best to you and yours in this up and coming new year!

Country Girl said...

I like your drive. I can't do them anymore with my guy and I miss them. Actually, even when he was well, he never wanted to stop . . . ha!!
Missed you in NYC. It was wonderful.

God's Little People said...

The Professor did a good job assisting - these images look like the most beautiful winter paintings. What landscapes!
Good luck with the transference of photos... I've just had the same issue with my Mac and lost I don't know how many photos in the transfer :( It is scary business transferring images to another location!

Michaele said...

No truer love...
Fantastic evening shots!

GailO said...

My husband is the same way...he will stop anytime, any place for me to take a picture and will sometimes even mentions when he thinks I should:) I love this even more because I have a strong suspicion that I would not be as kind to him if the carts were swithched...

I do hope you had the merriest Christmas up there in beautiful Maine and I hope you have a Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling New Year!
xoxo

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eileeninmd said...

Lovely images! Reena, wishing you and yours a very Happy New Years!

dona said...

Wonderful landscape! I wish you a happy new year!

tony said...

Wow! Great Photos!

Kamana {Naashia} said...

beautiful! happy 2013!

Daryl E said...

he is a good photo guide .. xo

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!!
xo

Nancy Claeys said...

My hubby's the same way -- so patient with my commands. :)

Happy New Year Reena!

Nancy Claeys said...

My hubby's the same way -- so patient with my commands. :)

Happy New Year Reena!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful scenery Reena! Great to have a patient husband! I am very lucky as well! Happy New Year!

Evelyn S. said...

I read this post, knowing what happened when you decided to work on your photo library. So sorry! As for your drive....my husband is generally a good chauffeur, too.

Rohrerbot said...

Very nice cold pictures:) Brr......I love looking at the shots, but I'm not sure I'd like to walk too long in it:)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the story of your commands during your ride - we do the sanme thing - and Don never tires of stopping and waiting for me to take pictures - he simply waits and enjoys the scenery. He too spots good shots for me. I'm really enjoying your blog - thanks.