Bad Little Falls, Machias, Maine

Bad Little Falls, Machias River, Machias, Maine. Tintype, 3.5 x 4.5 inches

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to ride up to Machias, Maine, with Kari, to make tintypes at the Blueberry Festival and Blackfly Ball there. That whole shebang didn’t work out so well, and the less said about it the better, but I did manage to make two tintypes of the short but emphatic waterfalls at the mouth of the Machias River. There’s always a silver (nitrate) lining!

Bad Little Falls, Machias River, Machias, Maine. Tintype, 3.5 x 4.5 inches

Here’s the location and Kari’s setup, for posterity’s sake.

Black Fly Ball tintype setup.

The bridge near Ft. Knox. No, not that Ft. Knox.

Black Fly Ball tintype setup.

I thought Kari had a sweet location, but the timing was off, and we were just a tad off the beaten path for the time of day we were there.

Black Fly Ball tintype setup.

Nice signage for the event.

Black Fly Ball tintype setup.

They even made a sign for us!

Black Fly Ball tintype setup.

And there was a lot of creative use of clothes hangers and stockings.

Black Fly Ball tintype setup.

2 Responses to Bad Little Falls, Machias, Maine

  1. ruth says:

    ok, I give up. How did you manage to get the first pic of the falls without falling over the cliff? These are great. Thanks, ruth

  2. Mark Dawson says:

    The platform from which I was photographing was built right up to the edge of the walls of the little canyon there. :-)

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