Slide Show: Aerial Tour of the Coast of Maine by Dave Cleaveland

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Cadillac Mountain with Bar Harbor and two Cruise ships in the background.

Cadillac Mountain with Bar Harbor and two Cruise ships in the background.

Pumpkins in Gray, Maine

Pumpkins in Gray, Maine

Cuckolds Light, off of Southport Island in Maine

Cuckolds Light, off of Southport Island in Maine

The Off Shore Lobster/Fishing Boat "Wild Duck" in Portland, Maine.

The Off Shore Lobster/Fishing Boat "Wild Duck" in Portland, Maine.

Wiscasset and the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset, Maine.

Wiscasset and the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset, Maine.

Inner Harbor in Boothbay Harbor

Inner Harbor in Boothbay Harbor

Damariscotta, Maine

Damariscotta, Maine

Fort Pemaquid in Pemaquid, Maine

Fort Pemaquid in Pemaquid, Maine

Boon Island Light in York, Maine.

Boon Island Light in York, Maine.

Perkins Cove, Oarweed Cove, Israels Head, Ogunquit Beach in Ogunguit, Maine.

Perkins Cove, Oarweed Cove, Israels Head, Ogunquit Beach in Ogunguit, Maine.

Haying in Lyman, Maine.

Haying in Lyman, Maine.

The fishing boat "Laurie Ellen" out of Harpswell, Maine.

The fishing boat "Laurie Ellen" out of Harpswell, Maine.

Royal River in Yarmouth, Maine.

Royal River in Yarmouth, Maine.

Moody Beach on Moody Point in Wells, Maine

Moody Beach on Moody Point in Wells, Maine

Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

Cape Neddick Lighthouse

Cape Neddick Lighthouse

All photos/art by Dave Cleaveland

It may have been a Kodak 110 Instamatic camera that sparked Dave Cleaveland’s interest in taking photos, but it was the evolution of the internet that led him to a career in aerial photography. While working as a resort photographer in the Carolinas and West Virginia, he was approached about taking aerial photos of golf courses that could be packaged into “virtual” golf courses online. Dave eventually bought that company, expanded it, then sold it to move back to Maine.

After a brief hiatus from photography, Dave joined the digital age, updated all of his equipment, and began again as a full-time photographer. While Dave specializes in aerial photography in Maine, and all over New England, he also shoots scenics and nature from around the state of Maine, and enjoys, what he calls, “experimental low light photography.” Dave also photographs youth sports in his area and teaches adult education courses at the local high school. He lives in Wiscasset, Maine, with his wife Colleen and son Cody.

You can see more of his photography at maineimaging.com and maineaerials.com.

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