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iPhone beat me at my own game-

March 31, 2015 - Seal Cove ice flows iPhone 5 and no filters. It's never fun to admit defeat, especially when I'm kind of unclear of wha...
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Dream Job: Photographing a Lexus ad in the deep of winter in Maine

January 25, 2015 - Here's one for ya! So I've been a little quiet of late over here on the bloggy and on Facespace, reason #1 being I've be...
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The 26 hour day-

August 24, 2014 - Now before you go all troll on me and blow up my internet with comments saying how crazy I am- the 26 hour day IS possib...
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Triptychs and diptychs oh my!

July 10, 2014 - Otter Cliffs Shore Path and Hurricane Arthur, Acadia National Park, Maine. Hey there folks- been busy lately, the blog...
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On maintaining creative momentum, or How I learned to stop worrying and love the process

April 21, 2014 - "Seaside Meditations" Seaside, Oregon. (I don't understand what that white line is doing on the right- some kind of uplo...
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On Breaking the Rules= Don't Always Show Your Best Work?

February 01, 2014 - Deer Isle Ice Cakes There's a popular photography euphemism that goes: "only show your best work". I get it. There's an...
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Color vs Black and White Photography, Again.

January 14, 2014 - Mellos Cove Sunrise Blue Hill, Maine. 2014! Right then- so I would consider myself a landscape photographer. I love try...
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My Best of 2013 in Pictures, a Yearly Retrospective.

January 09, 2014 - Another year down and another year closer to finishing our masterworks. In hindsight, which is the point of a retrospect...
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Win a Free Print for the Holidays Winners Announced!

December 17, 2013 - Snow Flowers. The 2013 "Win a Free Print for the Holidays" free print giveaway ended earlier today and I threw the entr...
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Win a Free Print for the Holidays!

December 10, 2013 - "Snow Beach at Latty Cove, Maine." Jan. 4, 2013. Yeah! Happy holidays from Nate Parker Photography! Woot! It's been a p...
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November and December- my time for a photographic rest.

December 08, 2013 - Maine Coast Acadian Storm, Nov. 18th 2013 But year after year it always proves that it's more a time of rest in spirit...
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Black and White Friday 30 Percent Off Prints Sale!

November 27, 2013 - Waterfall Bridge on Hadlock Brook in Acadia. Happy Holidays all! For my take on the whole crazy 'Black Friday' Christma...
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November photography, on plug-ins, and Black and White Friday sales!

November 24, 2013 - Hermit Crab! When November hits I always tend to hibernate in the area of photography. For instance right now its a bal...
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The problem with photographers is...

November 10, 2013 - Rocks on the surface in the fog. Eagle Lake, Acadia. It's not just photographers but since I'm coming at this as a phot...
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Nik Software rocks- get it before it's gone~!

July 30, 2013 - Hunter Beach Summer Fog. Acadia. Get it before it's gone= the Nik Complete Package, which used to be something in the a...
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Dawn Light on the Beehive

July 23, 2013 - Dawn Light on the Beehive. Last week in the middle of the heat wave that seemed to have been going on for ten days or m...
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Tech talk- 3 configurations for black tape on my Canon 5D mkII and a little black tang.

July 16, 2013 - Black Tang at Hunter Beach in Acadia National Park. 'Black tang' is my favorite colloquialism for rock weed. So wheneve...
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If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere-

June 15, 2013 - Ravens Roost. Schoodic. So let me get this straight: to get to New York City I drive south on 95 until I see the giant...
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Ravens Roost Tip of the Talon.

June 08, 2013 - Ravens Roost Tip of the Talon. Schoodic Peninsula Acadia National Park Maine. This is what has become my favorite photo...
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Sringtime Forest Floor at Schoodic

June 07, 2013 - Can anybody tell me what these flowers are called? I should know- they are everywhere in the spring here- I would think...
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Waterfall Bridge Again and, Come See Me in New York City!

June 06, 2013 - Hadlock Falls from Waterfall Bridge in Acadia National Park. The first order of business today: I'm doing a show with t...
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Hemlock Bridge and the Maple Spring Trail in Acadia

May 30, 2013 - Hemlock Bridge and the Maple Spring Trail in Acadia National Park. From Sunday and my nice time out at the waterfalls....
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Hadlock Brook Falls Extract

May 27, 2013 - Hadlock Brook Falls Extract. For the past week or so here it has rained and it has poured! For one- it must be that tha...
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Maine, The Way Life Should Be- Working on a Lobster Boat.

May 15, 2013 - Old Timer Lobsterman. Made this photograph last year, I just needed something to lead off story hour here. Right then-...
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Eagle Lake Driftwood in the Fog

May 13, 2013 - Eagle Lake Driftwood in the fog. Yesterday morning: 70 seconds at f/8.0, iso 200. 17 mm on Canon 17-40 f/4.0, 5D mkII, B...
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Pygmy Shrew Forest, and the Lucky Winner Is!:

May 08, 2013 - Pygmy Shrew Forest- in Acadia over near Seawall. Hey now! So I meant to get to the drawing yesterday but life got in th...
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Have a Free Print on Me Day!

May 04, 2013 - You (random name goes here) pick one of these if you'd like- Here's the print giveaway that I've been leading up to thr...
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Hens and Chickens

May 02, 2013 - Hens and Chickens. Found out in the dooryard- I just love the textures. Canon 100mm 2.8L IS USM Macro at f/4.0. 1/200 se...
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Acadia in Moving Pictures

April 29, 2013 - Acadia in Moving Pictures. There's nothing like being there- but sometimes I'll remember to roll video on the place tha...
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Four Skiffs

April 25, 2013 - Four Skiffs. Seal Cove, Maine. The island is waking up. People are shaking off the cobwebs and taking the shutters off...
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Ship Harbor Sunrise, Acadia National Park.

April 12, 2013 - Ship Harbor Sunrise, Acadia National Park. Technical notes: 24mm f/3.5 ts-e. 99 second exposure at f/7.1. Iso 100. B+W N...
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Little round Pond Winter Cattails

April 11, 2013 - Little Round Pond Winter Cattails. 3 shot 'shift pan' made with my 24 ts-e. Today I'm Wicked psyched to have just met t...
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Cape Cod Low Tide Beach Textures

April 04, 2013 - Cape Cod Low Tide Beach Textures. 38 seconds at f/16 iso 50 b+w nd 110 5d mkii 24mm ts-e 2 stop gnd Lr4 Ps Cs 5 for addi...
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Acadia Coast Storm Color. And 30% off prints for the next month!

March 28, 2013 - Acadia Coast storm Color. Happy Spring everybody. To celebrate Spring I'm going to the Cape of Cod in Massachussetts wh...
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The Ovens of Acadia

March 23, 2013 - The Ovens of Acadia. Found this spot from looking at an old map, then a Google search brought up these old post cards a...
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Spring Growth

March 21, 2013 - Spruce Sapling and Freshly Fallen Snow. Have a good spring and grow up everybody! I mean that in the tallest of ways.
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Miniature Clay Figure Salutation at Sand Beach in Acadia

March 19, 2013 - Miniature Clay Figure Salutation at Sand Beach in Acadia This image did not go easy- because of that it will probably n...
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Spring Thaw Ice Fog Maine

March 18, 2013 - Spring Thaw Ice Fog Maine. Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park. First thing is: I feel so guilty that I didn't ma...
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Happy birthday Diane Arbus

March 14, 2013 - Here's today's p.o.t.d. that has absolutely nothing to do with anything, other then this is pretty much what it looks li...
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Fog Island Seal Cove Pond in the Rain

March 13, 2013 - Fog Island Seal Cove Pond in the Rain Coming into the foggy season- nothing makes me happier than a foggy day! Have a g...
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Eagle!

March 05, 2013 - Eagle! I don't usually photograph birds and or wildlife, but when I do- I pine for a 300 2.8, or even better a 500 4.0.
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Spruce Reflections in Maine Ice

March 04, 2013 - Spruce Reflections in Maine Ice. Typical of the between winter and spring time that is now here. At least I'm not showi...
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Shelf Life

February 28, 2013 - Shelf Life. 190 seconds from Seawall in Acadia, super low tide at f/8.0 iso 100, 10 stop ND, 2 stop GND. Right then, so...
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The Bottom of the Sea at Dawn

February 26, 2013 - The Bottom of the Sea at Dawn I don't always produce color imagery, but when I do it's usually a scene at dawn. This wa...
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Echo Lake Ice Fog

February 25, 2013 - 1/100 sec handheld f/9.0 iso 100 Canon 24mm Ts-e version 1 from 1993. Favorite lens. Those specks on the ice are guys ji...
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Ice Shack on Jordan Pond

February 22, 2013 - Ice Shack on Jordan Pond Went over to Jordan Pond in Acadia the other day (Wednesday? ya I think so) to make one of the...
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Jordan Pond Winter Reflections and Ice Detail

February 21, 2013 - Jordan Pond Reflections and Ice Detail So here's a one that surprised me because when I was photographing the scene tha...
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Bernard Maine February Twilight

February 18, 2013 - Bernard Maine February Twilight at probably something like 180 seconds at f/11 iso 100 B+W nd110 with "cotton ball" skie...
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Ice Shack Ice Fog

February 15, 2013 - Ice Shack Ice Fog Echo Lake Still working on Wednesdays seascapes, until then here's another ice shack. So I got to th...
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Ice Shack Of The Day

February 12, 2013 - Ice Shack Seal Cove Pond. 5.0 sec at f/4.0 iso 50 with B+W 110 ND. 21mm on 17-40 f/4.0 5DMKII Technical stuff: sometime...
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B.I.T.: Bass Harbor Marsh

February 11, 2013 - Bass Harbor Marsh snowfield Todays potd: made at 2:04 up the street at the Bass Harbor Marsh- I had grand plans to shoo...
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Blizzard of 2013!

February 08, 2013 - Winter Rosebud Well if you live in the Northeast I hope you like snow! There's a real blizzard with 24 inches of fluffy...
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Woah on the old days of film!, but then again- same as it ever was in other ways!

February 06, 2013 - Little House on the Ice Long Pond Todays picture is: another ice shack! Yay! Here's the way I see it- a while back I f...
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Duck Brook Cyanopowder

February 05, 2013 - Duck Brook Cyanopowder 74 seconds at f/11 iso 100 24mm Ts-e with a little diagonal tilt for the heck of it. Oy! Hello m...
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Because It's There: The Bass Harbor Lighthouse in the Mist.

February 04, 2013 - Bass Harbor Lighthouse January Mist. 149 seconds at f/7.1 iso 100 17mm on 17-40L 5D 2. Ayuh- so last Friday I was lamen...
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Nailed in the face with a wave again while making photos-

February 01, 2013 - Acadia Moods January whitewater Right then- so in yesterday's post, I alluded to taking another wave while photographin...
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Ice Shacks On Thin Ice!

January 31, 2013 - All the ice shacks sunk last night. That is all that were left out on the ice- the smarter folk dragged them to the shor...
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Because It's There: My Face

January 29, 2013 - My visage in the review screen with some crazy Hipstamatic film border while waiting for the shutter to close. Here's a...
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Because It's There 2

January 28, 2013 - Rock Seaside January Snow Fog Seawall in Acadia National Park during a winter warm up that fogged the snow. 120 seconds...
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My This week in Photography: Real First World Problems-

January 23, 2013 - You gotta suffer for your art- or that's what they say?- (who's they again?) well I've been workin that angle pretty wel...
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My Best Shot is the One I'll Make Tomorrow

January 12, 2013 - I'm pretty sure Imogen Cunningham said that line- Imogen Cunningham -photographer unknown. but I've heard a bunch of o...
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Snow Shadow Abstracts in the Dooryard

January 06, 2013 - Wow it has been wintery around here like it used to be way back! We've had a few nice snow's and the last was a real swe...
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My 11 Best Images of 2012 and Why

December 30, 2012 - ya, there's 12- I know. Happy year everybody- I hope you all can look back at this past year and put a big check in the...
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Shoot like an Astronaut, how to photograph the apocalypse, and that New York Post image.

December 08, 2012 - Hey there there, I'm taking something of a break. My back's been killing me from when I threw it out picking up my dog t...
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Superstorm Sandy Storm Waves in Acadia

November 16, 2012 - "Superstorm Sandy Storm Waves at Acadia" This stuff was on my timeline in Premiere Pro while away on the big trip to th...
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"Photograph" a new Craft and Vision quarterly e-zine

November 01, 2012 - Jumping and clicking my heels out of happiness today as the first issue of "Photograph" a quarterly magazine for creativ...
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Hurricane Sandy at Acadia iphone4 viddy

October 30, 2012 - Back at home drying out the kit and washing the salt spray off the lenses and stuff so figured I'd put this up in the me...
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The Canon 24mm f/3.5 Ts-e: the Best lens for landscape shooters- hands down!

October 26, 2012 - Canon 24mm f/3.5 Ts-e (tilt-shift) version I This isn't intended to be a big-time technical review, more of just an exp...
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Now I gotta eat my words Tony Sweet.

October 21, 2012 - "Hadlock Falls at Waterfall Bridge in Acadia" 10/20/12 Right then- so here we are: it's rained an unexpected 2.5 to 3 i...
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A barometer of your artistic progress?

October 19, 2012 - This is what I propose: (1.) hang your best work on "the wall" for a year. (2.) Look at it for a whole freaking year....
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Shooting the icons- a response to Tony Sweet's blog "it's crazy out there"

October 15, 2012 - Hi there fellas, so I read this post this morning from Tony Sweet: http://tonysweet.com/2012/10/13/its-crazy-out-there/...
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Hangin' with Moe Chen on Cadillac Mountain and more autumn in Acadia imagery.

October 11, 2012 - "Jordan Stream Acadia Autumn Color" this is a 3 shot shift-pan done with my 24 f/3.5 Ts-e for a wider perspective. Righ...
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Acadia Waterfall Walk-

October 02, 2012 - "Cadillac Mountain Autumn Brook Extract VII" When it rains, it pours, -if you're lucky and if you're making pictures of...
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Shooting in Acadia and Finally Finding a Way Down to that Spot

September 29, 2012 - Hey there fellows and fellarinos, hope you're well, right then, so, I've been shooting photos in Acadia for 12 years now...
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Wonderland short form vid

September 19, 2012 - Hi there folkies- here's what's new: so I went out to a place called Wonderland in Acadia on Saturday afternoon to test...
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Pay What You Want Prints

September 08, 2012 - "I Love To Watch The World Go By" black and white print #93. Hello mis amigos- so, I was driving to my day-job this mor...
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Looking for a new view.

September 06, 2012 - "Pondside Roots and Grasses" 5d MKII, 24mm f/3.5 ts-e, B+W 110 10 stop ND filter, Lightroom4, Nik Silver Efex, Adobe CS5...
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Sand Beach Texture Abstracts

September 03, 2012 - "Sand Beach Texture #1" Hello friendies, figured I'd take the time to show and tell you about going out shooting yester...
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Teaching Photography for Canon in the Parks and the American Parks Network in Acadia: Debrief

August 29, 2012 - "Great Meadow Birch Impressions" walking around on a coffee break with my 24 ts-e and black glass making shaky pics- Di...
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Teaching Photography with the Canon in the Parks Crew

August 23, 2012 - What's left after the morning class left. Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/...
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Finding Marylin

August 16, 2012 - "Marylin" Hey there, gotta write this down before I completely forget because now it was 4 days ago and already the mem...
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Every one of these photos has been photoshopped and or developed with Lightroom!

August 15, 2012 - "Summer Fog Fields" 8/12/12 Hi there folkies- so I took some time to check out a local fine art fair this weekend that...
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Beguiling Words of Wisdom from Sally Mann-

August 08, 2012 - "Off The Shelf" Acadia National Park, 08/05/12 Hi there- so I was doing some more photography history related research...
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Why Hipstamatic and Instagram are totally awesome:

August 05, 2012 - Acadia Coast- shot with the Iphone4 developed with Hipstamatic while I was making long exposures with my real camera. H...
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Prices: like the limbo stick?> How low will you go?

July 20, 2012 - Right then. Check this out. So recently I received an email inquiring about the purchase of an image of mine that was fe...
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My "this week in photography" and other random thoughts

July 19, 2012 - "Quietside Seascape II" 7/17/12 Hi fellas, hope you're well and enjoying the summer (if you are in the upper half of th...
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Pyroglyph party and art opening for J Aaron Mitchell at Atlantic Art Glass

July 16, 2012 - Picture of the Week "Quietside Seascape" July 14, 2012 Friday night brought us all together at Atlantic Art Glass to c...
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Photography inspiration from Youtube

July 09, 2012 - "Surface" July 1, 2012 Hey there fellas. So I've been totally digging enjoying watching Youtube interviews and document...
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What's with the blog anyways>?

June 26, 2012 - "Calling All Cars, Calling All Cars!" Well the simple answer is they said that it was better for the SEO- search engine...
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Why I love landscape photography Reason #2

June 24, 2012 - "Jordan Pond Acadia Stormy Morning"- June 23, 2012 The best thing about making landscapes, besides playing with all the...
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Inspiration

June 21, 2012 - "Lupine Cottage" June 20, 2012 Some people call it a "blog roll", others just say: links, but these are my sources of v...
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Making Photographic Prints, a Visit with the Way-Back-Machine

June 17, 2012 - "Great Meadow and Lily Pads" June 16, 2012 Acadia National Park, Maine. check this out: I wrote this on wednesday, comi...
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How to Break a Bottle With Your Bare Hands

June 07, 2012 - "Bubble Pond Acadia" Here's a picture that has nothing to do with what I'm going to show you, just figured to give you...
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To Black and White or Not To Black and White

June 03, 2012 - "Ladyslipper" one of my favorite recent b/w's I've thought about this a lot and figured I'd try to share my opinion as...
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The Addiction of Creation

May 31, 2012 - "Acadian Coast", this was when my sweatshirt almost got swept out to sea. "I need a photo opportunity, I need a shot at...
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Shooting Seaside in Acadia National Park a Viddy Blog

May 22, 2012 - I started seriously trying to make pictures 12 years ago because I live in Acadia. You can't visit or spend time in Acad...
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What's in a name or the importance of a title.

May 08, 2012 - "Dire Bay" 2012 Nate Parker Hi, my name's Nate, I live in Maine and I make photographies. That's my name, whether or no...
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Meet Nate, A video blog.

May 02, 2012 - "Eagle Lake Acadia Lichen Rocks" 2012 Hi there! I've been thinking about doing this for a while, making a video blog...
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Stickwithitiveness or The More you do Something the Less You'll Suck at it

April 17, 2012 - "Late Winter Meadow and Trees" 2012 So I updated my Lightroom to Lr4 this past week, which was a fairly traumatic and t...
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The Business of Art.

April 05, 2012 - "Impasse" Acadia National Park 2012, Nate Parker I accidentally murdered a red squirrel yesterday driving home from a f...
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Why do you take pictures?

February 29, 2012 - "2-22-12 Shimmer" Clack-click! You depress the shutter button on your camera, otherwise known as the Go Button, and l...
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Making a photo

February 24, 2012 - Somes Pond Sunset As the number one (#1) post to this "blog" (?) -(I think this would be better described as the ramb...
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