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Old 02-23-2012   #26
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^ Penobscot Bay. Now we're talking Maine.

It sure is lovely up there. We have a property on Deer Isle. However, that is quite a bit of driving. Minimum 3.5 hours Boston to Rockland, 5+ hours to Acadia. Stop for lunch and pull into a few antique stores along the way and the day is over before you know it.
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I used to live in Maine and even married a Mainer. It doesn't really feel like Maine until you get North of Portland, frankly I would pick a town and just explore locally for the day rather than driving all over the place. Portland is fascinating, any working boatyard-docks are interesting. The seafood will be better than Summer too. Antiquing around Portland should be good too.

I'd note that some of the classic Summer hotels may not have the greatest Winter heating systems, I'd probably opt for a characterless chain (Hampton Inns) in the off-season just to know it would be dependable.

But if you power through and get up to Rockland-Camden-BarHarbor, then you're in Maine.
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^ Penobscot Bay. Now we're talking Maine.

It sure is lovely up there. We have a property on Deer Isle. However, that is quite a bit of driving. Minimum 3.5 hours Boston to Rockland, 5+ hours to Acadia. Stop for lunch and pull into a few antique stores along the way and the day is over before you know it.
Really?? We have a place in Stonington; we were there just this weekend. Seven hours from Hartford, where we live; well worth it. Definitely -- forget southern Maine; Down East is where the real Maine is to be seen. (I spend more time deciding which cameras to bring than packing clothes.)

We'll need to connect up on Deer Isle sometime.
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^ Penobscot Bay. Now we're talking Maine.

It sure is lovely up there. We have a property on Deer Isle. However, that is quite a bit of driving. Minimum 3.5 hours Boston to Rockland, 5+ hours to Acadia. Stop for lunch and pull into a few antique stores along the way and the day is over before you know it.
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Really?? We have a place in Stonington; we were there just this weekend. Seven hours from Hartford, where we live; well worth it. Definitely -- forget southern Maine; Down East is where the real Maine is to be seen. (I spend more time deciding which cameras to bring than packing clothes.)

We'll need to connect up on Deer Isle sometime.
Ok, which one of you are opening your doors at your properties for a family of three in March?

Just joking!
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Ok, which one of you are opening your doors at your properties for a family of three in March?

Just joking!
How about for just one photographer and too many cameras since Will is joking?
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I'd love to, in all seriousness, but there's no heat or hot water at the moment. Just getting quotes for the necessary work now. Yikes.
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(snip) While you are there, you must visit Pemaquid Point. It's one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in the mid coast, and Pemaquid lighthouse is one the most photographed on the east coast. (snip)
If you go there and are looking for a great place to eat nearby, New Harbor is classic picturesque village two minutes up the road from the point. We always eat at ...
Pemaquid is one of my favorite place also. Probably more out of habit than anything else, but we eat at Shaw's. Can't go wrong with either.
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So I need another clam shack.
There are so many of them and so little time. Also: Bob's in Kittery, and the place I can't remember the name of in the town I can't remember the name of.
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Oh, now I remember... The Clam Shack in Kennybunkport.
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^ Penobscot Bay. Now we're talking Maine.

It sure is lovely up there. We have a property on Deer Isle. However, that is quite a bit of driving. Minimum 3.5 hours Boston to Rockland, 5+ hours to Acadia. Stop for lunch and pull into a few antique stores along the way and the day is over before you know it.
Really?? We have a place in Stonington; we were there just this weekend. Seven hours from Hartford, where we live; well worth it. Definitely -- forget southern Maine; Down East is where the real Maine is to be seen. (I spend more time deciding which cameras to bring than packing clothes.)

We'll need to connect up on Deer Isle sometime.

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Really?? We have a place in Stonington; we were there just this weekend. Seven hours from Hartford, where we live; well worth it. Definitely -- forget southern Maine; Down East is where the real Maine is to be seen. (I spend more time deciding which cameras to bring than packing clothes.)

We'll need to connect up on Deer Isle sometime.

When I was a kid we used to go up to Stonington every summer to visit family friends. I haven't been in years, but I think the family is still there, still hauling lobsters. I have fond memories of those visits.

(Just looked at in Google Street View; their house on W Main St and the town look just as I remember them.)
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Just want to pop in and give y'all an update:
Well, I'm in Maine now
It can't be much more gorgeous, the weather is sunny and beautiful clouds through out the days. It's cold, but not terribly so.

Photo-wise, I don't think I've shot a single subject or scenes this many times, just because I want to make sure that I got at least one keeper (hehe...). Beautiful is an understatement. I've shot 4 rolls of 35mm and 3 rolls of 120, and this is just day 4 out of 9.

Gear-wise, I ended up bringing the Fuji GA645wi for no-fuss-no-muss medium format goodness, OM-3 with 24mm and 85mm (both f/2), M4-P, and Ricoh GR1s which has officially replaced my XA4 as the just-in-case trip camera.

I have some shots from my E-P2 (the only digital we brought and basically my wife's). But haven't got time to edit them yet.

Gotta go. Oh, and so far, all the advices I got here has been very useful to prepare us. Thank you.
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First up, the Tugboat.
Of all the types of boats I've seen in my life (not many), tugboats are always one that has that endearing look



I have several shots on film from this angle, this one is just a digital "proof of concept."
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What an amazing March to be in the NE! The weather is great this week.

More photos, and when you get back share your experiences. Where did you go? Good restaurants and hotels. Best places for photography.
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We are indeed blessed weather-wise.
Today we saw a gray day for the first time.

I'll post on a separate thread when I got home.
Good news is almost all of my film shots are C-41 (which is very unusual for me), so I can just drop them at Costco and start scanning.


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