Maine Photos and Art

Maine Made

Acadia National Park near Thunder Hole
Acadia National Park near Thunder Hole
Flowers from Campobello Island at the FDR cottage. As you can see I took some liberties with them.
Flowers from Campobello Island at the FDR cottage. As you can see I took some liberties with them.
A watercolor done by Justin of property owned in the beautiful town of Lee, Maine
A watercolor done by Justin of property owned in the beautiful town of Lee, Maine
A shot of the East Quoddy Head Lighthouse that I also had some fun with. I call it Sailors Delight (red sky).
A shot of the East Quoddy Head Lighthouse that I also had some fun with. I call it Sailors Delight (red sky).
On the way to Canada while driving up Rt.1 we ran across this place that stuck out from the rest of the landscape. Great blueberry crumb pies from a fun little place.
On the way to Canada while driving up Rt.1 we ran across this place that stuck out from the rest of the landscape. Great blueberry crumb pies from a fun little place.
White birch trees on the property in Lee
White birch trees on the property in Lee
The beautiful Tunk Lake.
The beautiful Tunk Lake.
Dinks Taxi-Bar Harbor.
Dinks Taxi-Bar Harbor.
Historical Elmwood Hall in Lee.
Historical Elmwood Hall in Lee.
Frenchman Bay from Rt.1 looking toward Bar Harbor.
Frenchman Bay from Rt.1 looking toward Bar Harbor.
Frenchman Bay Sign.
Frenchman Bay Sign.
Smile etched in dirt at Campobello. Worked for me, I smiled!!
Smile etched in dirt at Campobello. Worked for me, I smiled!!
Sunset off the deck of the rental house in Steuben.
Sunset off the deck of the rental house in Steuben.
This shot was taken across the street from a winery that we tried to go to the whole week we were in Maine and never had luck with, but the photos we got on the days we stopped made up for the loss of the spirits we missed.
This shot was taken across the street from a winery that we tried to go to the whole week we were in Maine and never had luck with, but the photos we got on the days we stopped made up for the loss of the spirits we missed.
Another good day at the winery.(Photo-wise)
Another good day at the winery.(Photo-wise)
Beautiful Silver Lake in the town of Lee.
Beautiful Silver Lake in the town of Lee.
Geddy's in Bar Harbor. We stopped here for some fine pizza while milling around the town. They have a web-cam outside that anyone can access, give it a try.
Geddy's in Bar Harbor. We stopped here for some fine pizza while milling around the town. They have a web-cam outside that anyone can access, give it a try.
Sand Beach at Acadia National Park. This girl was walking her dog but my son and I didn't seem to notice the poor dog. The water is so cold year round that you don't often see the cheeky wear seen here.
Sand Beach at Acadia National Park. This girl was walking her dog but my son and I didn't seem to notice the poor dog. The water is so cold year round that you don't often see the cheeky wear seen here.
Silent Serenity - Otter Cove in Acadia National Park of Maine. Late afternoon on an October day with low-tide reflections. The photograph was done by Alan Nyiri and seen in ACADIA PANORAMA(2008). This is only half of the total picture, it screamed fo
Silent Serenity - Otter Cove in Acadia National Park of Maine. Late afternoon on an October day with low-tide reflections. The photograph was done by Alan Nyiri and seen in ACADIA PANORAMA(2008). This is only half of the total picture, it screamed fo
Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge looking back from New Brunswick Canada
Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge looking back from New Brunswick Canada
Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge. The original was a bit more boring than I expected so I fooled around a bit.
Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge. The original was a bit more boring than I expected so I fooled around a bit.
Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge. Yeah I know, this is the last one. (It is kinda cool though).
Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge. Yeah I know, this is the last one. (It is kinda cool though).
The LL Bean outlet in the town of Ellsworth.
The LL Bean outlet in the town of Ellsworth.

Maine Travel Photos Sept. 2009

These are photos from a family trip to Maine. It was my first time there and I was totally blown away by most all of the experience. We flew into Bangor, rented a van and got no more than a mile from the airport when we stopped at a place everyone but me know as THE place for clam chowder. I had never eaten chowder but in the spirit of the trip ordered up a bowl, it was great. We then headed out for our first destination, Belfast, a small town on the coast that boasts a large art community. After dropping off our stuff at the motel (which was very cool overlooking the water) we headed for town. The shops were pretty cool, the people nice and laid back and the view was breathtaking. I'll show you some shots from there. The next day we headed for the rental house located in the town of Steuben, along the way stopping for some nice views of the Penobscot, the bridge and Fort Knox, which overlooked the town of Bucksport. Yeah, I'll show you those places too. After that it was hitting the road toward Rt. 1. The house was really out of the way and not easy to find, but when we did we were all fired up and burnt out at the same time/ I'll show you the house too. The journey for the next week consisted of lots of miles and more beauty than I had seen in a long time. Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point, roadside grills fired up with lobsters, a drive up the coast to New Brunswick, Canada and Campobello Island and all the cool suff in between. This was a great trip for us and I hope these photos make you want to go to Maine and enjoy the "Way life should be". Enjoy~~

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HubCrafter 6 years ago from Arizona

Nicely done.

I love the photos..you're an adventurous sort, trying experiments with your pictures!

Like you, I enjoy Art and Photography too.

Glad you're here at HubPages. We all wish to welcome you and hope you'll grow right along with the rest of us.

Stop by and chat me up. There's always time to get to know new folks, learn new things.

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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

Lovely photographs. I've always wanted to go to Maine. Now I want to go there even more.


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Kaltosyd, I loved it so much I'm thinking of moving there. Peace!!


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Beautiful photos thanks for sharing.


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Coolmon, glad you like them, the memories are etched in my mind forever. Peace!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Buttons up Bud! I love Justin's painting! Gee! You guys are some kind of great! God bless!


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks brother, that boy is one hell of an artist, That painting is much better in person and hangs in the dining room. Peace!! Tom and Justin


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twentyfive 6 years ago

Wow! Maine is such a pretty and wonderful place. Thanks for the awesome photos. Got a free adventure of Maine ;)


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

It sure is twentyfive, I'm going back next fall. I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for your nice comment, Peace!! Tom


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Awww... now I see why you like Maine...there are many wonderful places in the U.S.A....I live in one too...Thanks for sharing and have fun when you return, in March is it? :O) Hugs G-Ma


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

True Merle Ann, I'm goin' back in Sept!! Peace and Love!! Tom


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jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Hello Justom, Very super watercolour in town of Lee. Why can't we just paint and do these good things instead of bothering about fighting and wars ??

best from jandee


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi jandee, Justin thanks you (I love that one too). Yes, I totally agree and will never understand it. I guess it's up to us to stay peaceful and hope someone figures it out. Peace!! Tom


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wordsmith1956 5 years ago from Maine

Nice artwork and photos of my home state!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi wordsmith, glad you enjoyed the hub. Do you still live there? I'm going back in Sept! Thanks for the comment. Peace!!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

What gorgeous pictures!!! I've never been to Maine but would love to see it in person sometime...especially after your photos. Those manipulated ones were also fun! Wonder how you did that? I still haven't taken the time to figure out how to use Photoshop. Someday...sometime, perhaps! :)))


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Peggy, thanks. I don't do Photoshop either. I think these were done in photo suite, I do some in Corel draw too. After going to school for photography in the early 70's I had to relearn everything for the digital world and I have to say I love it. No more film and chemicals :-P You should jump in and just try messing around with some of your photos, it's really a lot of fun! Peace!!


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

My favorite was the Red Sky one. I haven't been to Acadia National Park in a long time, so these pictures were really a treat. You are very talented.

On another note, I went on a forum to see if people were spending as much time and making as little money as I was on HP, and suggested I wasn't in the right "clique." I was told my long, unreadable hubs are "horribly indigestible." Can you believe that? What pompous windbags. Anyway, your photos cheered me. I think the water on Sand Beach gets to a "warm" of 50 degrees?


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Jean, I'm going back in Sept. and it's hard not to wish it was tomorrow. Cool that you've been there, I have taken a real love for it up there. My ex (that never sounds right) owns land in Lee and goes every 2 years. She's retiring to there in a couple of years. The HP thing is no surprise, pompous is putting is too kindly. Unreadable is a joke, they need to look in the mirror! Take care! Tom


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SpiritLeo 5 years ago from Europe

Lovely work! That's a really beautiful place! I wish I could visit it one day! Thank you Tom!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks SpiritLeo, I just got back from Maine a week ago. I'll have a few hubs on the trip soon. Peace!!


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sugz 5 years ago from Quakeville... Christchurch, New Zealand

i have a friend living in maine and its one of my places to visit when i take my world trip.. especially bar harbour, there are some beautiful sights there :)

lovely photos.. :)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks, sugz, Bar Harbor is cool but do yourself a favor and spend the day there and take the time to check out the whole southern part of the state, at least down to Belfast and north. Bar harbor is the tourist city, go meet some real Mainers, they're good, salt of the earth people! Peace!!


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Hi Tom,

Just stopped over to look at those pretty pics again. I love the 2nd one with the flowers. My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Bar Harbor, and took the ferry to Nova Scotia. It was a few days after a heavy rainstorm, and I was so sick! But it stops as soon as you get off the boat. We continued going for a few years, and wanted to go back, but the hotel we used to stay at was $400 a night! It's all snobby and looks like you "park" your yacht in the back, lol. You are so talented, I love the 2nd pic what you did with the flowers! Peace!


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sugz 5 years ago from Quakeville... Christchurch, New Zealand

thanks tom i will, my friend is 20 mins from bar harbour, i have photos of a few of the homesteads there to stay in, some beautiful places, i'll probably end up staying in maine a few weeks as it will be the first time meeting my friends in person after knowing them for 10yrs online :) my trip is end of 2012 for 3 mths an i can't wait :)


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Jean, glad you came back. I've had another hub I've been working on with some pix of my trip there 2 months ago. I should just get it up for the photos but I get so passionate about Maine. I've been all over the country and part of the world but there's something about that place I can't get out of my system. I may just end up there in the next few years and see if I'm tough enough for the winter's :-P I was in the Navy stationed aboard a ship but never experienced the sickness. I think a lot of that southern part of Maine is a lot of snootyness, they're all from someplace else and not Mainers. Always nice talking to you Jean! Peace!!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

sugz, good for you, a few weeks is great. I go for 10 days every 2 years and see different things each time, though some things require a look each time. The whole coast is pretty amazing. Like I told Jean I may just move there one day. You'll have great fun!! Peace!!

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