Another set of pretty landscapes and such what from Maine. This time specifically Monhegan Island which is about 20 NMI off the coast. You can take a ferry out of Winter Harbor, ME which is a pleasant and quick trip if the weather’s nice. (It was rough as hell when I went, but worth it all the same).

The island itself is home to a small year round community, mostly supported by lobster fishing. But during the off season the community hosts guests in lots of quaint little inns and bed and breakfasts. There’s even a brewery and a pizzaria on the island which is amusing. And you’re able to find some of the best crab sandwiches I’ve had yet, sadly I appear to not have take any photos of said sandwhich, so I’ll just have to go back next year just to contribute that to the zine.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves this year, these are really just a couple of highlights from a single day hike in the middle of spring. Hopefully I’ve adequately captured just how pretty Monhegan is.

From a technical standpoint all of the conversion and info gathering was done with simple tools. I converted the RAFs to JPG with dcraw and GraphicsMagick. I wrote a little script this year to bulk convert the photos since I have about 250GB in this set alone.


for RAF in $(ls | grep RAF); do
    name=$(echo "$RAF" | awk -F'.' '{print $1}')
    gm convert $RAF $name.jpg

rtot=$(find $(pwd) -type f -name '*.RAF' -exec du -ch {} + | grep total$ | awk -F'\t' '{print $1}')
jtot=$(find $(pwd) -type f -name '*.jpg' -exec du -ch {} + | grep total$ | awk -F'\t' '{print $1}')

echo "raf: $rtot | jpg: $jtot"

And then gathering information from the RAF files is pretty easy, you just need to grep some info from exiftool.

exiftool DSCF3736.RAF  grep "Shutter Speed\|Aperture\|ISO\|Film Mode"

The only hiccup in all of this is that dcraw isn’t packaged for alpine, but it’s pretty easy to compile and maintain as an Esper package.

          alpine="gcc musl-dev libraw graphicsmagick" --last two aren't build deps, just useful
          --This requires additional deps, TODO
          --"gcc -o dcraw -O4 dcraw.c -lm -ljasper -ljpeg -llcms2"
          "gcc -o dcraw -O4 dcraw.c -lm -DNODEPS"
   inst={{perms=755, {"dcraw"}, out="/usr/local/bin/"}}

Anyways, all of that is less interesting than the actual photos! So enjoy!


f11 1/250 200 Astia
f11 1/250 200 Astia
f8 1/250 200 Astia


f2.8 1/250 200 Velvia


f7.2 1/250 200 Astia
f7.2 1/250 200 Astia