Maine Update, Moxie Day & Autumnal Aspirations

Welcome to Moxie Day! Many of you might ask, "What the hell is Moxie?" Well, Moxie is the official soft drink of Maine. This classic soda is loved by many and reviled by others, especially for it's strange and bitter aftertaste. For over 20 years now, the town of Lisbon Falls, ME and Kennebec's General Store have hosted Moxie Day to appreciate a unique part of Maine culture.
These three photos are from inside Kennebec's store, which is right along the parade route. Here you can see a Moxie float being made with Moxie ice cream! I had the regular Moxie ice cream myself and it was phenomenal. So, if you're ever looking for an interesting festival to attend and a chance to try Maine's soft drink check out Lisbon in July. There was an excellent parade, lots of food and other quirky events and stands. Look for parade photos soon. It was awesome!
I have not been posting here consistently, but that does not mean I have not been taking photos. This summer I worked for Kingsley Pines, an amazing summer camp! I took over 7,000 photos for them many of which will be used on their website to promote the wonderful camp experience they offer. I also took hours upon hours of video and created the camp session video slideshow. It was a lot of fun! So, there will not be too much to post from this summer on here because I had very little time to go "off-camp" and explore, but I promise more from Moxie Day and a few other highlights!

Autumn is here, September has come and that means many things, but mostly for me right now the beginning of the end at Marist! The first week of Senior year is done and it has been crazy, but fun. I have been to a bunch of classes, started working on the Circle again, have my family only 25 minutes away, have my sister visiting today and tomorrow is my housemates birthday!

Besides all of this I am trying to get out and take more photos and expand my portfolio. The Circle is working on using "New Media" more (as is the world). Check out the Circle Twitter. It is updated by our editors (including me!) and the most recent tweet is to a photo album (my photos!) from the football season opener vs. Sacred Heart. I have also opened up my own Twitter!

Please enjoy these photos and look for more to come soon! There will be more from Maine and definitely from New York as I explore more of this area. I will be taking Intermediate Photography at school and that will continue my study of B&W 35mm film and even working with medium format. I know I will be taking a lot of photos for the Circle, others for fun and I am looking for events, locations or just about anything to photograph!

If you have anything you want photographed, have interest or questions about photos I have taken, comments, feedback, critiques I would love to hear from you via e-mail: huttonrj@gmail.com

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