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Perkin’s Cove is a spot where lobstermen keep their boats, an enclosed little pond-sized body of water with easy access to the ocean.

Perkin’s Cove is a lovely spot that I visited on a grey day, and left without getting any shots I truly loved. It’s not the location’s fault, or the weather. Some of my friends came up with some good stuff. It just didn’t connect.

And it wasn’t just the weather. It seemed to take me a while to find my mental groove heading up to Acadia National Park.

 

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The next stop as I advance through my nXnw 2014 trip is the Nubble Point Lighthouse at Sohier Park in York, Maine. It was a very drab, grey and rainy day so my first thought, even that day, was that I would be rendering everything in color. But two of my friends from the trip — Chris Nitz and Robert Lussier — have already put up excellent black and white images from this spot. So I challenged myself to make something out of the day’s color palette.

The subject itself is colorful enough, but because of the weather the foliage was muted and the sky nearly completely washed out. Still, this is more vibrant than I had thought possible.

 

“If you are what you should be you will set the whole world on fire.”

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  • Michael CriswellOctober 15, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    Damn Mark, nice job on pulling the color out of this scene, well done, a dismal day but a fun one!ReplyCancel

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I’ve tentatively decided to spend the 1-2 weeks working chronologically through my trip to Acadia National Park as part of my friends’ annual nXnw get-together. That doesn’t mean I will literally do every decent image in order, but I do want to hit one image from every location in the order we hit those locations. For me, that means starting in the Stone Mill of Lawrence, Massachusetts. While our nXnw trips tend to be focused on landscapes and the great outdoors, sometimes the story is about shadows and that which is hidden.

Our host was Bob Lussier, who has done a fantastic job documenting the mills of his hometown with his friend Steve Perlmutter for the past few years.  Having access to one of these mills even for an hour was a treat, although I felt fairly certain that I had seen every composition I considered in one of Bob’s or Steve’s photos.

In addition to Bob and I, the full nXnw 2014 crew was comprised of:

They will all be posting photos from the trip over the next few weeks os be sure to check them all out.

 

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  • Scott Wyden KivowitzOctober 13, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Definitely a cool perspective of those 2 rooms. Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • Michael CriswellOctober 13, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    nice moody comp here Mark, great place to shoot for sureReplyCancel

  • […] Stone Mill Doors and Windows – Mark Garbowski shares a great shot in this piece, taking us inside the old stone mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  The picture Mark shares here is a pure study in contrasts and shadows, revealing a different mental image for everyone who views and connects with this very dramatic picture. […]ReplyCancel

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Acadia National Park comprises most of Mount Desert Island in Maine. I just spent about 4 days there with 9 other great friends — photographers all — on our annual nXnw photo trip. This was taken during our last morning in the Park 2 days ago, at the Thunder Hole location on the coast. The area is so named because when the right sort of waves are coming in, a deep thunderous rolling sound emanates. The sea was not so rough during our visit, so there was only an occasional low rumble, but the beautiful sky more than made up for that. I’m still unpoacking and settling back into life and work, but I will remember this trip for a long time.

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A variant of yesterday’s image, another of the unintended abstract images I found on an SD card when I offloaded the intended images from it. I believe these came from the inside of my bag.  I played with the color of this one to give it more variance from yesterday’s image.

 

Note: Things are busy and I might take a break from this for the next week or so.

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