UP ON THE HILL

Up On the Hill In Jackman, Maine

It was October 2009. Jackman, Maine, way up in the mountains — just a few miles from the Canadian border. There are not my best pictures in any technical sense. Since then I’ve learned a lot. I have better equipment, better lenses, better processing. But it was a time and place so extraordinary, it lives on in my heart. It was mid-October.

Attean Way at sunset – Jackman, Maine

Attean Way in the afternoon with light on the woods and the mountains across the lake. Incredibly beautiful.

Attean Way was a view on the road into Jackman. It was October and the woods was glowing with colors that one rarely sees, even in Autumn. I reran these because I have better filters now than I had when I took these. From the top of the hill into the sun which was disappearing behind the hill. The moose were mating, so you had to be extremely careful on the road because car and moose usually leave dead people and a dead moose. Most people try to avoid driving at night that time of year. We needed to take our pictures and get back to our cabin.

We took our pictures and drove very carefully and slowly back to our cabin. I wish I’d had the quality cameras then I have now, but we’ll never be back there again. At least we have the photographs.



Categories: #SquareUp, Autumn, landscape, Photography, Sunset

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4 replies

  1. Captured memories… Places and spaces we can travel back to in time!

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  2. I can’t wait to visit New England. Beautiful.

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    • It’s the last part of this country — other than mountains — that have managed to save wild spaces. I don’t think it’s on purpose. Much of this area was originally full of factories and mills — and farms — but the factories and mills left and the farmers went to the midwest where the land is better. We haven’t had much industry and few jobs. Left alone, the trees grew back. It turns out, if you just leave Earth alone, the land rebounds. We don’t seem to have a grip on the “leave it alone” thing.

      Anytime you want, you are more than welcome!

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