This was the height of black fly season in Baxter State Park. To take this shot and many others on that trip I had to chase the blackflies away from my lens, and editing required spotting out not only the occasional dust spot, but quite a few black fly traces. The joys of the Maine woods in mid-June! The pond is surrounded by volcanic mountains composed of rhyolite–the Traveler range to the east and the South Branch and Black Cat mountains to the west.
A brown eyed susan against the summer sky.
Blue tail damselflies hanging out on a lily pad.
Lunch, moose style. Captured from my kayak on remote Williams pond in the Maine woods.
A tree down in Round Pond in Maine’s Kennebec Highlands.
Fowler Brook in northern Baxter State Park.
A golden poplar grows out of the granite along the West Branch of the Penobscot River in Maine’s Ripogenus Gorge.
Rock formations at sunset in the Alabama Hills in California’s Sierras.
Late afternoon in the Mesquite Flat sand dunes in Death Valley National Park.
A fallen leaf and pine needles along the Sebois River in Maine’s Penobscot county.