Bob Dey from East Boothbay doesn't photograph much anymore, but he continues to see in a special way. His photographic skills, along with an ability to describe what he sees, have been enhanced and refined by a lifetime of keen observation.
He worked as a photojournalist in the military, recording what he encountered through his travels and assignments.
Since I have known Bob, he has always been helpful, offering feedback and comments about our calendars and cards, sharing his thoughts about images and compositions. Sometimes, unexpectedly, in the mail, a letter might arrive with lyrical lines of poetry sharing thoughts about a photo or a newspaper article. In any case, Bob's comments are interesting and thoughtful.
So, one day, there was a message on our phone recorder from Bob regarding something he had seen along the road from East Boothbay coming into the Harbor. Techno-Dink that I can be, the message was lost, and I forgot to follow up on the call. Time passed and memory lapsed. Then one day when checking old messages, there it was! Bob's message had gone into a phantom mail box.
In a road cut on Route 96, just before the turn off to Back Narrows Road, when coming from East Boothbay, there is a wall of exposed rock shaped by blasting.
Near the end of the rock formation, best seen on a sunny morning, there is a pretty well defined (almost Native American) profile. I'm not sure how well my photo has captured this, but with some study, it is quite obvious. Please don't stop in the road to look! Pull way off and be alert; traffic gets rolling on that stretch into the dip by the beaver dam.
Thanks for sharing, Bob. Keep up the good work.