Irregular Post; WinterHunting Maine

Saturday, January 23, 2016 Top of the Day to you, I had been hunting in the region a few years ago.  Usually it was in summer and early fall, now it was January.  Midcoast Maine is quiet in winter; there is an aloneness on the peninsulas.  Roads off the highway can still hold snow cover from a week ago.  Approaches and entrances to many homes are covered with smooth and windblown snow.  Cars capped with snow, no foot tracks to the door, no lights inside. I came to shoot the aloneness of winter in places that I had shot in season.  Pemaquid Light, Friendship, Port Clyde, and many harbors with tied up boats and stacked lobster pots.  A few businesses were open but those that target the seasonal crowd were closed; “Open in May”.  The outdoor menfolk about wore heavy warm boots and jackets and toques. My off-season timeshare studio was just across the bay from Wiscasset.  Meg had not come with me as the weather forecast and her teaching schedule made it a problem.  She would come on Sunday for a day.  Carrying my kit and provisions from a local market, I dropped them inside, set the heat for 68F, and left for a quick local scouting drive before dark.  Shades of white-grey and brown with splashes of car and house colors.  The cold bleak sky told of snow to come. Saturday was cold winded snow as predicted.  I hunted on my computer.  November’s Bhutan trip needed to be worked.  Over 1200 images were loaded into Lightroom (a catalogue and processing program).  They had been set aside since...