reflections of maine
This gallery is devoted to photographs taken in Maine during an extended visit, from Sept. to Oct. 2012 and again in sept. 2014. Images are loosely organized, by subject and/or by venue, not chronologically.
The "base camp" from which I operated was a very nice rental house in Rockport, a laid-back town of about 3,200 year-round residents. It lies south of and contiguous to Camden, which, like Rockport, is a quaint harbor village, albeit slightly larger in stay-put population.
Although the main purpose of the trip was to shoot "fall foliage" -- mission accomplished! -- fortunately, there was time aplenty to include other subjects, among them coastscapes, lobster-fishing activity and myriad "random" scenes and objects mostly stumbled upon.
Many of the foliage pictures were taken over a three-day period, Oct. 3-5, in and around Bethel, a charming hamlet nestled in the White Mountains near the Vermont border. The biggest winter-season attraction thereabouts is the Sunday River Ski Resort.
Frame above and three following are of Camden harbor. The lighthouse and head light (a.k.a. beacon) are located on Curtis Island. The tower seen here, only 25 feet tall, was built in 1896 to replace the original, built 61 years earlier. For additional images of the harbor and the town, drill down into the gallery.
Camden is a charming, historic working lobster-fishing town. In summer months it is inundated by picture-snapping tourists from all corners of the globe. Chief among the things that make Camden so appealing are the absence of chain stores (nearest Wal-Mart is in Rockland, 15 miles away) and prohibition of back-lit signs.
Many artists, among them novelist Richard Russo, call Camden home. The waterfront along the horseshoe-shaped harbor is graced by magnificent mansions, some serving as summer quarters for folks who never will be found in a bread line. That said, few if any flaunt their wealth, as witnessed by lack of by notable -- and noticeable -- absence of livery limos. "Flaunting" not verboten, of course, but calling attention to oneself is definitely frowned upon.
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FIRST three frames are of camden harbor. [UFP092012]