Monday, March 8, 2010

Out of Reception: Oregon In Maine


Reluctantly, the snow and ice receded, exposing dead grass and last fall's leaves. Occasionally, wet flurries peppered the recovering landscape but never had the wherewithal to stay until the next day. I pulled shorts from the depths of my dresser for the first time in five months and braved the lower 40's with the same boldness as a 13 year old trying his first beer. Normally this pioneer spirit comes in the first week of April, not the last week of February.

Over the last few weeks, the surprise of a few unseasonably warm days gained momentum, ushering in spring in a fashion more resembling March in Oregon than Maine. Unfazed by the rain and threat of flooding, I ventured into the freshly exposed Maine countryside with the kind of excitement only found in springtime carrying my Iphone 3GS.

Sunset at Popham State Park, outside of Bath.

A coastal inlet in Reid State Park.

A hazy day at Popham Beach.

Marshland near Phippsburg.

A failed winters storm's lingering waves.

Rocks at Owl's Head State Park.

Milk glasses in an antique store.

Heading north in Phippsburg.

I will miss my Eddie Bauer down jacket and my Woolrich Hunting gloves, but seasons change and the snow leaves. I am so glad spring's here.

I took all of these photos on my iPhone 3GS and used the Colorcross Filter from Camerabag.

10 comments:

Enia Is (Almost) Here said...

these are beautiful... the lighting is amazing. you are really lucky to spend so much time in the wilderness and all things green....

Foster Huntington said...

I am very fortunate to get to spend time in such a pretty place. The eminence of leaving Maine and moving to new York in the not to distant future makes me appreciate it much more. Thanks for the kind words,
foster

Cary said...

If you don't mind my asking, what app did you use to finish those photos?

Great post

Foster Huntington said...

I used the colorcross filter from Camerbag, its 2$. best 2$ i have ever spent, thanks for the kind words,
foster

HomeCollection. said...

these-pictures-are-beautiful!

Foster Huntington said...

homecollection,
thank you for the kind words. they mean a lot to me,
foster

Jason said...

Foster,

That sunset photo is amazing. I want it on my wall.

I'm always impressed with your photos, but there's something uniquely special about your iphone pictures. Keep it up.

Foster Huntington said...

Jason,
thanks for the kind words. I like taking photos with my iphone because it is less thought and more spontaneous. when i see something i like, i take out my phone and take a picture.
foster

Robin Roninson said...

Okay, so DUH. I've read back here further and see that you WERE surfing The Burg as we like to call 'er and I see what you are shooting with. You have a dandy eye for composition and color. Imagine the trouble you could get into with a big, honkin' improbable set up for camera equipment like I have! I should shoot as well as you do for all the gear I lug around.

Foster Huntington said...

Robin,
what kind of set up do you use? Taking photos with my iPhone is super easy and makes cApturing
images much more spontaneous. Thanks for the kind words,
foster