Wednesday, December 30, 2009

As we prepare for another big storm this weekend... are a few images from the previous small (but very windy!) storm on Tuesday.

Start of the storm on my way home in the early AM

I was a bit early on my way in to work Tuesday afternoon, so I drove around campus hoping to capture an interesting shot or two of the swirling snow.

The best opportunities to capture what I'd hoped happened while I was driving.

Indeed, this tree near Hitchner Hall was blown over by the wind (the weight of the snow on its branches contributed heavily - pun intended - to its downfall) while I was driving toward it.

It was fortunate that it missed hitting anything. There were a few cars off to the right and several lamp posts that could have been taken out. Since it's winter break, a snow day was called for campus and it was just plain effing cold, there wasn't anyone walking nearby when it fell. It was cool to watch, though. Probably good, though, that I wasn't wielding the camera while driving. I might have taken a few more photos, but while I was standing there another branch or two that got caught in the nearby trees fell. I figured I'd better scoot.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some winter fog revisited

I really wish I'd had more time to go exploring in yesterday's fog. Alas, I was on my way to work and only had time for a couple of quick shots. Here's a different angle on a subject near the Orono/Veazie line that I also photographed in the fog about a year ago.

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Wintertime Blues

I haven't posted much here recently, for a variety of reasons. Here are a few photos of a couple of excellent blues shows we've seen over the last several weeks.

Bob Margolin
Venue - Music Bar & Bistro

Freeport, Maine December 4th, 2009.

Tab Benoit
Bangor Opera House

Bangor, Maine November 21st, 2009

All I'm gonna say is that these guys can play. Just a little. Is that understated enough? Man, we had a good time at both of these shows!

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