Back-Road Beauty

Uploaded: November 08, 2012 03:15:06 | Entered: June 05, 2014 03:03:31


Coastal Maine can be beautiful in the Autumn – The fishing village of Five Islands is on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. You can arrive here by boat or it is accessible by a twisting and turning back-road that is full of character. Older homes are nestled into the tree-lined landscape while churches with tall steeples stand boldly giving this area a real sense of community. This old structure had lots of character – The freshly painted door made me take a second look…… One of the many treasure you can find when you get off from the highways and byways!

Tamron 18-270 Di at 30mm. ISO 250, Early-Afternoon, 1/80 @ f8.0, EC +1/3 (T&P)

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 30.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 08, 2012

**Five Islands Maine** #1497136

Michelle Alton November 08, 2012

Beautiful...both photos. For you and Leena, it must be like walking into another world! #10409291

Brett Dolsen November 08, 2012

Both are wonderful captures Jeff! Looks like that cold weather up there preserves the buildings well. #10409294

Douglas Pignet November 08, 2012

love the setting and wonderful colors...well done #10409299

Gail Sullivan level-classic November 08, 2012

A great subject and excellent comp. I especially like that stop sign! #10409307

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 08, 2012

I noticed the stop sign first too. Fabulous find, colors and capture, Jeff. #10409312

Robert R. Goodman November 08, 2012

Hi Jeff,That is stunning my friend.Beautiful New England,wonderful capture!!!!! #10409325

Terry T. Ruvalcaba November 08, 2012

nicely presented, love the "pop" of the blue door! #10409328

Jyri Vissak November 08, 2012

Beautiful composition and tones! #10409369

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic November 08, 2012

OMG! I am soooooooooo jealous! Excellent! #10409400

MELODIE C. ROBERTS November 08, 2012

Little putty little paint
Make it what it ain't

Your description exposes your love for Maine Jeff

Simply beautiful #10409407

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe November 08, 2012

stunning display of talent, Jeff #10409446

Jack Gaskin November 08, 2012

GREAT FIND & CAPTURE The Building and that beautiful covered drive.
Acadia was the most scenic spot I've ever been in the Fall but would love to see the rest of Northern NE in the Fall.

Jack #10409499

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 08, 2012

Fantastic image, Jeff! Excellent storytelling scene, love the fall colors, the weathered building with the green door, and the stop sign is a killer!

Debby #10409514

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic November 08, 2012

A wonderful find and capture! Beautiful colors! I love finding backroads that are interesting and colorful. Maine seems like a great place to visit. #10409570

Nina Shields November 08, 2012

Jeff, love both images and such a lesson to get off the main roads, exploring and finding jewels such as this; wonderful work! #10409599

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 08, 2012

Beautiful autumn images Jeff! #10409703

Jeffrey R. Bange November 08, 2012

Great find and capture Jeff, love the green door and the stop sign in the trees. #10409724

Antonio Amen November 08, 2012

Excellent, like it. #10409771

Katherine Kuhn November 08, 2012

Great capture of a wonderful old house -- love the winding road in the fall leaves even more! #10409800

Tiia Vissak November 08, 2012

a wonderful capture! #10409835

Jill Odice level-classic November 08, 2012

Too bad we missed each other, it would have been fun to met you both :-)I loved Maine and hope to spend more time traveling up the coast next visit in the spring. THis is so special, especially since it was hidden away ! #10409840

Linda S. Smith level-classic November 08, 2012

Great find and capture Jeff! Love the door too! #10409879

Stephen Zacker November 08, 2012

Terrific find and capture. I'd love to travel around Maine taking pics #10409931

Monnie Ryan November 08, 2012

Wow - that's just beautiful, Jeff! #10409946

Cathy Barrows November 08, 2012

love the fresh paint...great find #10409982

Mike Clime November 08, 2012

Nice find and capture, Jeff! I would have stopped too as that door just attracts you! #10409994

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 08, 2012

Beautiful fall photos, Jeff. Great place. #10410068

John Connolly November 08, 2012

Wonderful seasonal images Jeff!
I have always maintained that you don't get to see the real Australia till you leave the bitumen roads~! #10410176

Emile Abbott level-classic November 08, 2012

Sounds like you and Leena had a great trip full of fall color. Great photographic opportunities. Both capture are magnificent, Jeff. #10410196

David Phalen November 08, 2012

Two fabulous photos that drive home the lesson to get off the main roads and explore!! #10410492

Ann Coates level-classic November 08, 2012

What an awesome find, off the beaten track. A beautiful capture Jeff, the colours are stunning. #10410495

Thomas E. Hinds November 08, 2012

Very beautiful, Jeff, indeed! #10410611

Barbara Waldoch November 08, 2012

Beautiful, Jeff! #10410620

Terry Cervi level-deluxe November 08, 2012

Terrific find and capture, Jeff! #10410685

Renee Doyle November 08, 2012

Next time I get the chance to visit Maine again I am coming to you for directions:-)
Beautiful find and capture Jeff!! #10410735

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 09, 2012

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #10410978

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 09, 2012

Love, love, love this Jeff, perfectly named, the Autumn is gorgeous too!

jo ann c. #10411356

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 09, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous Jeff, both images are wonderful Maine visuals! It looks like you caught Maine at the very best time of autumn season there! The one time my husband and I went they said autumn was late and it was in the low 80's! I found one red tree at the time! :-( #10411929

Gary Enloe November 09, 2012

Nice find and capture Jeff #10411970

Steve Reffey November 09, 2012

Beautiful Jeff,
I will get to Maine in Autumn some day, I have beautiful areas to shoot here but the fiery maples I really miss. Excellent captures!

November 09, 2012

Nice looking place to get away for a peaceful week-end. Great country scene, well taken. #10412142

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 09, 2012

Beautiful capture..awesome color and detail. I would love to go there sometime this time of year. #10412297

Robert K. Bemus level-classic November 10, 2012

Both beautiful shots, Jeff!! Hope nobody runs that STOP sign: looks like they'd end up in the living room!! #10412327

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 10, 2012

Thank You! Jeff #10412399

Bill Houghton November 10, 2012

Beautiful Autumn shot of this old house. #10412689

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 11, 2012

Thank You Bill! Jeff #10413767

Karen Celella November 12, 2012

Beautiful, Jeff! #10415510

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 12, 2012

BEAUTIFUL image Jeff, I love the way that door just pops out, WTG!! <>< #10415670

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 13, 2012

Thank You Karen and Nancy! Jeff #10416634

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