Jeff Scher's Photo Blog


Hiking the Wild River Wilderness, WMNF, NH

Often when I need to recharge my internal well being I head off to the woods to free myself from the day to day and a very connected world.  With no cell phone service at all, I was a happy camper at the Wild River Campground in the White Mountain National Forest.  The camp ground is 5.5 miles at the end of a dirt road off of Rt 113 that straddles the Maine and NH border in the White Mountains.  From here I spent a very pleasant night in a lean too and then woke Sunday morning to indulge in a care free day of hiking some challenging steep terrain on my way to Mt Meader and the trails near and along the Wild River.  The weather was perfect, there was barely a soul in the woods and the natural sights were just what I needed to be inspired and immersed in.  These photos are a small collection and highlights of my day.  While the photo of my Boreal Boots are not a scenic wonder, they are the best hiking boots I have ever owned.  With over 10 miles of rugged hiking yesterday, these boots continue to provide sure footed grip and many blister free miles. 



Biking with a Lobster Trap and Folding Bike attached

Who needs a gas guzzling Suburban or a full size pick up truck when you can just strap everything you need onto your bicycle?  Well, not everyone could make do on their bicycle but the folks at the Bicycle Coalition know how to do it all on two wheels.  They recently wanted to enter a photo contest to win a Yuba Cargo Bike and gave me a call to see if I could volunteer some of my time to capture a possible winning moment.  The coalition does lots of great work advocating for cyclists and pedestrians in Maine and I was more then happy to help them out on a beautiful Maine summer day along the Eastern shore in Portland.  This shot of Jim Tasse, the Coalitions education director, is one of my favorites and captures the spirit of the hour we spent working on photos.  Jim is always a great go to individual when it comes to photos.  He loves the camera and we love him right back.


Saint Joseph's College of Maine Alumni Weekend

Once again I was hired to document the Saint Joseph's College of Maine Alumni Weekend festivities.  The events started with a Cruise on Casco Bay this past Thursday and continued with celebrations and awards at the campus in Standish, Maine on Saturday 8.3.13.  Photos from the cruise can be seen by clicking the link here. The photos from Saturday's events on campus can be viewed at the link here.


Senator Angus King at the University of New England

Maine Senator and former Governor Angus King was the keynote speaker at the 2013 University of New England Commencement.  UNE commencement was held this past Saturday on the Biddeford Campus with approximately 1500 graduating students and over 3000 guests.  This year had it's milestone moment for UNE with the graduation of their first ever class from the College of Pharmacy.  90 Students from this College received their diplomas as well as the distinction of being the first graduates from the College of Pharmacy that is located on the Portland Campus. 


Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Magazine Cover

One of my stock images from Camden Harbor was recently selected as the cover image for the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Magazine July 2013 Issue.