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Maine Scenes is a collection of scenic photos taken in and around Portland, Maine. It includes selections from all four seasons, seascapes, brilliant fall foliage, sunsets and summer. This coffee table book is the perfect gift for people who are missing Maine as well as the tourist who wants to remember his/her trip.
My love for photography began when I was about 13 years old and got a 110mm camera as a gift. My mother encouraged my efforts and said that I had a natural eye for the craft. By the time I entered high school I had saved enough pennies to buy a fully manual Minolta 35mm camera and handheld light meter. My high school had an excellent graphics tech school with a fully equipped darkroom and print shop. My hunger for improvement had me reading everything I could find and joining a local photo club. By my senior year (1981), I had shot several portraits, two weddings and did publicity shots for a couple local bands. In addition to shooting for the yearbook and school paper, I also had photos published in the Lewiston Sun Journal. In 1981 I began my journalism studies at the University of Maine in Orono. During my years at Orono I took every photojournalism course offered, enjoyed hours in the campus darkrooms and served a semester as Photo Editor for the Daily Maine Campus newspaper.