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kennebunkport

In case you didn’t notice, I apparently love to do road trips, especially mini day trips to check out new landscapes, cities, etc… Armed with my recently acquired, gently used Fuji XT-1 & my 3 Legged Thing tripod, I drove up and over to Maine, landing in Kennebunkport.

Here you’ll see Brian and my new camera are enjoying the views, houses, on the coast. And we had yet another fabulous day.

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I took my time at the first little beach I found, shooting with my X100s & the XT-1, on the XT-1 I currently have the 35mm f/1.4 lens, so between the two I have a couple of nice options of focal lengths, that work for me.

It was a little chilly, but that didn’t stop people from walking on the beach, wouldn’t you on a day like this?

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Camera: Fuji X100s; Software: Lightroom 4/Exposure 6

I really loved the combination of clouds and water here and opted for a black and white conversion.

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Camera: Fuji XT-1, Lens Fuji 35mm f/1.4; Software: Lightroom 4/Exposure 6

Birds in the sky, flying south for the winter, perhaps!

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Camera: Fuji XT-1, Lens Fuji 35mm f/1.4; Software: Lightroom 4/Exposure 6 (preset: Polaroid 669 Yellowed).

And finally this gentleman was just enjoying the view, I don’t blame him one bit!

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Camera: Fuji XT-1, Lens Fuji 35mm f/1.4; Software: Lightroom 4

I really enjoyed this little day trip, always fun to get out and explore. When did you last do that??!

~ kate

Escape to Oregon

The world is filled with varied and great landscapes. Currently I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the US, at least to me, the Pacific Northwest. From evergreen trees to waterways to mountains the beauty around me never ceases to amaze.

This past weekend I did a day trip, with a few friends to Oregon, just outside Portland. We met up with a larger group at Rooster Rock State Park for a little picnic. While there we decided to check out Crown Point State Park to see an amazing view of the Columbia River.

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These views reminded me of the Harry Potter films, beautiful vistas for miles. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check it out. You won’t regret it!

Images captured with the Fuji X100s and edited with Lightroom.

Road Trip: Washington to Montana

Summertime is here, in full swing with warmer days, sun rays and road trips. A good friend of mine was heading to Montana with her family for a few days and I was able to join them.

Montana is just about two states east from Washington, it may not seem that far, but the states in the west of the US are wide, with this in mind I opted to do the drive east over a couple of days. This would allow me to make those stops that us photographer’s want to take.

One of the great places to make a stop is Wild Horses Monument in Eastern Washington, it has a view of the Columbia River and this fabulous sculpture of horses.

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Parts of Idaho are filled with Evergreens, just like parts of Washington and Montana.

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Part of the journey included an afternoon at Glacier National Park. Now this is a HUGE park, so one day means you can’t really do the exploration you’d like to. I could see going back to Montana and trying to spend a couple of days in the park. These handful of photos display only a portion of what the park has to offer.

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On the way home I passed these amazing hills with clouds of perfection in the sky.

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It’s quite beautiful, the land, the skies, the rivers and lakes. It’s easy to miss these things in the hustle and bustle of our lives, so take a break, and see the world around you. :)

~ kate