Sometimes you get the best pictures when you least expect them. While on my way to an appointment I stopped at a convenience store for some coffee. The first thing I saw was the thistle bush. I grabbed my camera and on closer examination I saw these Japanese Beetles doing whatever beetles do when no one is looking.
Sunday I took a walk on Scarborough Marsh. It is an ecological paradise and I have want to shoot a short film for a long time. I am really liking the film medium. It is a real challenge getting all the components together. This one was shot hand held using a shoulder stabilizer. I think this worked well while moving forward near the end. Now I need to figure out how to carry a second camera for stills. This was shot using my Canon 60D.
I have been using the new Photoshop CC and I thought I would try the slideshow making capabilities. I fell off a little on the title and some of the cropping. It is still easier to use than PowerDirector.
Once again this weekend we were on the road again. This time we were on Coleman Pond in Lincolnville, Maine. For those of you who are familiar with the cost of Maine it is about 20 minutes out of the town of Camden. A friend of mine had bid and won a weekend at a beautiful cottage. After a weekend in New Jersey followed by a weekend in Montreal this was a huge change. As I said the cottage was beautiful and came with all the amenities including Wi-Fi. For a city person cutting the cord was not a total shock to my system. I spied this guy hanging onto a towel that was drying. If you have photographed dragonflies you know they are very agreeable to posing.