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    Major Matt Mason inside a space station adjusting laser beams with Wheelie Bot. Original Photograph: John Orcutt. Photo montage: Cam Held

    Major Matt Mason inside a space station adjusting laser beams with Wheelie Bot.
    Original Photograph: John Orcutt. Photo montage: Cam Held

    New Exhibit : Major Mason in Space,  Adventure of a 1960′s Mattel Action Figure

    This Summer we are pleased to feature an new exhibit of Major Matt Mason inspired photographs!  The exhibit, Major Mason in Space, Adventure of a 1960′s Mattel Action Figure, features images taken during the late 1960′s, amid the heyday of the NASA space exploration program. Mattel action space figure Major Matt Mason and his four companions, Sargent Storm, Ben Long, civilian astronaut Doug Davis, and Callisto the Jovian (from Jupiter) were photographed over 50 years ago by John Orcutt. Using current digital technology, these classic action figures have been superimposed into landscapes made from modern day imagery from the Hubbell Telescope and other space photography – creating incredible fantasy space action scenes. Cam Held was the master of the digital creations. The crew of spacemen are depicted in a variety of non-violent missions, adventures and discovery.  If you are a NASA fan, a Mattel action figure fan, a fan of outer space or just someone who loves a beautiful, fantasy photograph, this exhibit is a must see! The exhibit opens during the Kingfield Pops Artwalk on June 26 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and will remain through August.

    Bigelow Range after the Storm, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

    Bigelow Range after the Storm, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

    Unsettled, horizontal clouds stream through Carrabassett Valley near the base of the Bigelow Range as a heavy summer rainstorm begins to clear.  Sunlight reflecting from the cloud tops provides definition and depth against the mountain shapes, silhouetted behind the foreground foliage.  The challenge in making this photo was finding a balance between the bright sunlit areas and the dark tones in the foreground and background of the scene.

    Nikon D800E – 70-200mm f2.8 lens at focal length 160 mm, ISO400, f16, 1 sec, UV filter, spot metering, tripod-mounted