Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Way Life Should Be...

Maine Coast, 1970s - Photos by my Father






14 comments:

  1. Couldn’t agree more but my 70’s didn’t look like this life and now I’m in my 70’s and I’m so appreciative of these pictures that make me reminisce about moments in my life that didn’t exist.

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  2. And how. My own 1970s and early 80s were the SE Pennsylvania version thereof, but not so very far removed in sentiment.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  3. Social distancing as a way of life...

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  4. So pretty in even b/w pics! Makes you yearn for normalcy in these sad and frightening times.

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  5. Such wonderful images. So very comforting. Thank you so much!

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  6. Lovely Friendship sloop in that final photo. Thank you.

    PS: Those of us who were alive at the time will remember that the 1970s felt like anything but "normalcy":gas lines, interest rates in the high teens, more than 2000 domestic terrorist bombings.

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  7. Simplicity is the word that comes to mind. I know its easy to recall the past through rose tinted specs, but it really was simpler. Mostly because we hadn't yet become over-exposed. Your father was a wonderful photographer.

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    1. Most things were simpler but people haven't changed very much. I grew up in a small town of about 8,000 (I thought it was larger). Even then, people complained about the traffic and the parking. But that was mostly deserved. Everything was on the main street and US 460 went through the middle of town and there really wasn't much parking.

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  8. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

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  9. Is the top photo Camden Maine ?

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  10. The Way Life Should Be... Yes.

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  11. Your Dad was a good photographer, your not to bad either. I really enjoy your current cover photo? of sail boats. There is a Winslow Homer feel to it or at least that's how I see it.

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  12. I so loved the first picture of the man and his dog walking in the street, when you published it a few years ago, that I added it to my rolling screen saver. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words...it expresses such serenity.

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