This photo of the Pacific sunset is one of many taken while on cross-country train trips. Elvidge’s photography will be exhibited at the Southwest Harbor Public Library throughout October. PHOTO COURTESY OF ED ELVIDGE

Elvidge takes artistry coast to coast

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The photography of Ed Elvidge will be featured at the Southwest Harbor Public Library through the month of October. The exhibit documents Elvidge’s journeys across the country.

During recent train trips from Maine to San Diego, Elvidge recorded some of the interesting sights from his train window. “To do this well, involves challenges in the areas of exposure and speed control, while letting your mind make instant decisions on the quickly moving subjects. This is a challenge for both the amateur using today’s smart phone cameras and the seasoned professional,” said Elvidge.

Elvidge and his wife, Jo Ann, enjoy this mode of transportation. They meet lots of different people, have their meals with a view and do not have to worry about driving. The trip out of Boston takes two train changes, three nights and four days. They took a break in New Mexico for five days photographing from Sante Fe to Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge before continuing west to California.

Call the library at 244-7065.

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