Somewhere in Norway there is a quite goat farm
I've recently been experimenting with different editing techniques to turn pictures with amazing elements and compositions but terrible lighting into great shots
Let me know what you think 👇
It’s common to hear a lot about climatic change, but nothing compares to seeing the effects of it with your own eyes. In Greenland it is especially apparent. The ice is melting so fast and big chunks of icebergs crashes into the sea often, creating huge waves and even small tsunamis. The glaciers and the inland ice are receding at such a fast pace. Seeing the effects firsthand wasn’t a huge surprise, but after my visit to Greenland I’m much more aware of and sensitive to the entire issue. Did you make similar experiences and what are you doing to reduce your CO2 footprint?
The first thing we wanted to do when we moved to Florida was swimming with manatees. We bought our tickets for it before we left San Diego. We were told to go early (Dec.-Feb), but we didn't find the time with house-hunting, moving, and everything that entailed.
As it turned out, we waited until late March to go, and we only saw one manatee in clear water on that trip because we waited too long. Since then, we have gone back several times and have been surrounded by these adorable fellas. There's something to be said about listening to the locals.
That's why we put together our latest post about our Locals Guide to Florida's Hidden Gems (link in bio @coleman_concierge).
It's more than that for us. We're restless and wandering souls (I think that wanderlust gene is a real thing ya'll) and know that we aren't going to be in this beautiful state forever. Heck, Ed already has a date in mind. We've been trying to fit it all in and planning where we have to go before we leave for the next adventure.
If you had one thing for somebody to do when they came to visit you, what would it be?
Time is running out on summer and the weather already feels like it's turning to Fall: cold, cloudy, and wet. It's been tough to find opportunities to get out and shoot, both due to the conditions and lack of motivation. Amidst scrambling to knock off the remaining items from my summer to-do list, I stumbled across this image I took earlier on this summer. I recall the weather conditions were much the same as they are now, and how the overcast skies really brought out the green and black of the vegetation and stones. Now one of my favorite images from this summer, it has gotten me excited to try getting out more in the next couple weeks before my time in the North ends!
This is not where you’d expect to find a lighthouse. In fact, I doubted myself as I raced solo through the woods of Arrowsic Maine.
I’d hoped to catch the day’s last light on Doubling Point Lighthouse, because heck, I’m in Maine!⚓️ Surrounded by tall 🌲🌲🌲 on a dark chalky road and cresting a hill, Google Maps declared “Arrived.” Clearly I had not.
Then I saw the sign. Small, white, tacked high on a tree with hand-lettering. It pointed: LIGHTHOUSE➡️. I hesitated. What was I doing out here miles from my hotel in the Maine woods by myself as night fell?
I pressed on.
I drove a few hundred more yards to find the road ended at a private property. 😕
Then I saw it. Doubling Point Light blinked at me once. Again.
I rushed from the small dirt lot and through the snug wooden gate (“Enter at Your Own Risk”) to get a closer look at this diminutive landmark. In a moment, it would be swallowed by darkness, save for its rhythmic blink.
Doubling Point Light was built in 1898 on the Kennebec River to warn ships of a dangerous passing as they enter and exit the Bath Shipyard.
The river makes a sharp right turn and it’s shallow, rocky.
Yet, it’s utterly peaceful at dusk, silent except for gentle waves and summer sounds—especially so on a moonlit night as this one.
I spied the silhouette of men rowing a small boat through the shore grass, and the industrial lights of the Bath Shipyard in the distance. (It’s lit up like Christmas and is actually very pretty!) While the former light keeper’s cottage is now privately owned, the lighthouse is maintained by The Friends of the Doubling Light.
They’ve lovingly restored and maintained the 19th Century lighthouse, its granite foundation, and charming walkway to original beauty.
As a result, this small but important navigation aid continues to guide ships to safety. 🔔🔔🔔 Incidentally, the Coast Guard removed Doubling Point Light’s fog bell in 1980 and it’s still missing. If you have information about its whereabouts, please contact the Friends at www.doublingpoint.com.
I’m so glad I continued on to experience this beautiful moment in time. 😍 Do you think you would have done the same?