Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Sports in Payson Park

A skier does a flip off Payson Park's biggest jump.
In the Cloud--a snowboarder flies through a cloud of snow in Payson Park, Portland, Maine.
This one looks like it went right over my head, and some of those snow bits DID hit me, but he wasn't nearly as close as he looked.  Phew!
Winter Sailing
This is one of my favorite shots of the shoot--there's so much movement in this exciting shot.
Hands down my favorite shot of the day!

This shot is almost otherworldly to me.

I love how this guy's snowboard appears to be resting on the setting sun.
Catching Air. . .
Yesterday, near sunset, I drove to Portland's Payson Park, hoping to get some shots of kids sledding and enjoying the beautiful Winter weather we have been having.  I got a few good shots of sledders, but then I walked over to the Snowboarding area, about thirty feet away and got some great shots of a group of high school (and one college) guys on snowboards and skis, doing awesome jumps. 

I quickly decided on shooting into the sun to bring out the luminosity of the light and highlight the sprays of snow that occasionally accompanied the jumps so beautifully.  These guys very kindly jumped for me for almost half an hour before I got too c-c-c-cold to continue.  I tried to capture a lot of shots with them facing away from me so they can be used by Visit  The guys were all pretty excited to see the shots, so I hope they are all able to find my website and check the pictures out. 

You can see the full series in my new gallery, Snowboarding in Maine where there are 62 different shots, including the ones I've put in this post. 

Hope you're all having a great Winter--I know I am!  Cindy

Friday, January 14, 2011

One of my shots in Yankee Magazine this month

My photo of Necco Conversation Hearts in the January/February 2011 issue of Yankee Magazine!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Few recent Shots of one of my favorite subjects

An 8-image HDR panorama taken at close range to Portland Head Light's beautiful lightkeeper's house.
A 15 image HDR panorama of Portland Head Light from a more traditional perspective.
A 10 image HDR panorama taken 45 minutes before the second panorama in the queue--I love the warm, late afternoon light, and the sight of what turned out to be an enormous oil tanker on the horizon.  The South Portland bridge was open for a looooonnnggg time while this boat went through and traffic was really backed up as I headed home, despite a stop at the grocery store in South Portland first!
A single shot HDR at close range to the Light Keeper's house and Portland Head Light. 
It was such a beautiful afternoon--I had been on the fence as to whether or not to go out to Portland Head Light for sunset.  I've taken so many pictures of it, obviously. . .  But Marilyn, one of the gallery owners at Kennedy Studios recently told me that people always want more shots of Portland Head Light, so who am I to go against what people want?  ;-) 

A new collage of my most popular images on my portfolio site in place of the rotating slideshow that I have never liked much.  Check out my website by clicking here 
I hope you'll take a moment to go see how the new collage/banner looks on my homepage.  I'd love to get some feedback on it.  If it doesn't show up in its entirety unless you scroll down a bit, I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for looking!  Cindy

Monday, January 3, 2011

Preservation Perspectives in Old House Journal

Two of my photos of Gary's House in Old House Journal's newest issue!
Happy New Year everyone!  First news of the New Year 2011:  I have two pictures inOld House Journal's March 2011 issue!  Editor-in-Chief Demetra Aposporos did a very thoughtful and insightful interview with Gary's House Operations Manager (and my good friend) Mary Irace about this wonderful Portland charity-funded Federal Style home used as a sort of bed and breakfast for people whose family members are having extended stays in the hospital.  I hope it will be the first of many chances to work together with Old House Journal!  Cindy


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