Old Orchard On Season

Old Orchard Beach considered "Maine's Premier Family Beach Destination." Tourists have been attracted to this seven mile piece of shore since 1631. Here we are, 2016, lively as ever. Bring back the Krazy Clam.

Vintage OOB Postcard
Old Orchard Beach. Maine. 2016
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Old Orchard Beach. Maine. 2016
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Old Orchard Beach. Maine. 2016
Old Orchard Beach. Maine. 2016
Old Orchard Beach. Maine. 2016
Old Orchard Beach. Maine. 2016

Boston Weekend

Spent a couple nights at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge earlier this Fall. The hotel is conveniently located with the T station a short walk away, making it really easy to get into downtown. The Charles River is right across the street from the hotel giving access to Boston skyline views. I packed up a canon dslr and also brought the Fuji X70 along. Still impressed with this camera, I ended shooting with the Fuji most of the time, it's such a small camera, making it packable, so you pretty much always have it on you.

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Boston Massachusetts

Maine Drone

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maine drone photography
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drone shot of train yard in maine
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dixfield maine
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drone maine aerial view
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maine drone photo

We recently added a drone to our kit. It opens up some great opportunities to grab some different angles of Maine and New England places that weren't always easily accessible without a drone. Before making the drone purchase, we spent some time doing some research about any rules and regulations regarding flying drones in Maine. Also researched what was needed in order to fly the drone for commercial purposes. Here's a quick guide to help you if you're interested in flying a drone in Maine. I ended up getting a DJI Phantom 3 4k for $599. I figured it had what I needed to get started with flying, and would be a good starting point for my first drone. So far I'm really enjoying the purchase, It shoots 12mp photos and can shoot video up to 4k. Here's a link to the DJI store to check out their line up of drones and accessories. If you're Unmanned Aircraft weighs between .55 and 55 lbs. then you need to register it. You can register online at registermyuas.faa.gov It was only $5 when I registered my drone, and it's good for 3 years. And it was a quick and easy process. Make sure you label you're drone with you're registration number once you register. If you're looking to fly you're drone for business then you should start at the Federal Aviation Administration website to see what's needed.  The new Small UAS Rule (part 107) goes into effect Aug. 29th 2016. The B4UFLY app from the faa is a good resource to let you know on any flight restrictions or requirements in the area you intend to fly. // <![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]</p></div>

Fresh Refreshments

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blake orchard juicery

It’s summer, it’s hot, and you need something refreshing. With some local juice and smoothie spots popping up around Portland, you’ll be easily covered when it comes time refresh and nourish yourself with some healthy beverages. Here’s a short list of a few juice and smoothie bars around the Portland area:

Maine Squeeze Smoothie & Juice Cafe located at 5 1/2 Moulton St., & 28 Monument Sq. Portland, Maine.

Blake Orchard Juicery located at 19 Exchange St. Portland, Maine.

Farm Truck Juice located at 189 Brackett St. Portland, Maine.

Flying Fox Juice Bar located at 98 Washington Ave. Portland, Maine

Atlanta Getaway Weekend

We recently took a quick getaway to Atlanta for a weekend. We spent most of the first day at the Georgia Aquarium. Then spent the next day exploring around Ponce City Market. It is amazing to see the creative revitalization of the former Sears Roebuck building into such a great mixed use facility. Everything from the food, to the shops, was well thought out. We can't wait to go back. The only cameras I took on this trip were a Fuji X70 and my iPhone 6s. It was nice not having to carry around a camera bag with gear. The Fuji X70 was the perfect travel camera, I never once felt the need for anything else to shoot with during the trip.

Maine Spring Surf

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maine surfing
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maine surf

Been some good days this Spring in Maine. Winter seemed short, then seemed to try and sneak back during the Spring. Here's a few shots of surf and waves from a couple days this Spring.

UNPACK - Portland Maine

Had the pleasure of observing the UNPACK installation from Andy Rosen this Fall on the waterfront in Portland."An exploration into the undoing of nature and its organic communities by humanity’s odd modern relationship with the built environment."

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Disposable Exposure

We recently partnered up with Fan Si Pan Outdoors to curate and host a photo show and fundraiser at Oxbow Blending and Bottling in Portland, Maine. We sent out 8 expired disposable cameras to 8 photographers across the country. They each shot of the roll, then the roll was rewound, reloaded, then sent off to 8 different photographers who then shot the rolls. Double exposed.Prints and prizes donated from out sponsors were raffled off, with all proceeds going to the Maine Surfrider Chapter. Thanks REDD, Grade Select, Blackpoint Surf Shop, All Speed Cyclery, Maine Surfers Union, and Oxbow. Check out the article on Fan Si Pan Outdoors blog for the full scoop.

Reggie McCafferty & Sam Shupe. reggie sam

Ray Echevers & Sean Martin. ray and sean ray and sean

John Brodie/ Corey Twin & Blair Kemp. john corey and blair

Joe Radan & Jimmy Collins. joe and jimmy

Christopher Martin & Calvin Cameron. chrismartin and calvin

South Carolina

A week spent sitting on the beach in South Carolina to help erase the memory of this past winter away. Managed to get the water housing out for a swim to grab a couple shots, but ended up mostly shooting at night messing around with some slow shutters and flash. South Caroline - Myrtle Beach South Carolina - Myrtle Beach south carolina south carolina jelly fish - south carolina south carolina myrtle beach south carolina