Autumn in coastal Maine exists in stark contrast to its rowdy summer tourist season. Cottages are locked up, businesses shut their doors, and postcard-ready images recede into muted colors. Photographs can attempt to preserve it, but the slow passage of time is palpable. These images depict small acts and rituals that signify a change of seasons in a vacation town, effects of the ebb and eventual absence of summer visitors and the hunkering down of locals as they anticipate the quiet months ahead.

 

 

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