Photo of the Day 07/15/10 - Eyes on the Sky

Another in the continuing Maine Series, of course ...

 The old axiom, "the best camera is the one you have with you," proves itself true all too often, especially when you think, "nah, I won't need my camera right now," just as something cool appears on your mental screen. This image, for instance, was just begging to be captured after a fantastic lunch in downtown Rockland, Maine. I wasn't looking for it, per se, but it was there. Had I not carried my gear around, looking a bit like a loony foreign tourist in small town Maine, I might have just stood there thinking how cool a picture it might make. Never know what'll strike you, so it always pays to have a camera.

The other interesting thing, for this image, is that fellow photographer and friend, Tom Petzwinkler, was right beside me. He's taller than me by a head and using completely different gear, so his image, which I look forward to seeing, will undoubtedly be different and differently cool. 

Larger version here: Eyes on the Sky

Photo of the Day 07/02/10 - In Rainbows

A few days ago, our dear friends Jaime and Jon had their first child, one Gus Phillip. He was a long time coming, and even longer deciding to exit the Mommy condo, much to the chagrin of his current landlord. However, he's well, Mommy's well and Daddy, too.
Leaving the hospital last night, this is what greeted us. It's officially Gus' Double Rainbow.
Welcome to the world, wee sir. I'd say it's glad to have you.

Gus Phillip Comtois, five minutes into this world. (Photo by Jon Comtois).


Much larger version here: In Rainbows