Why ME – Portland Greendrinks

Why ME – Greendrinks from Alexander Bertoni on Vimeo.

What do you get when you mix some of Maine’s premier brewers, eclectic venues, and the most important environmental non-profits in the state? You get Portland Green Drinks, a volunteer-organized monthly event that packs every house that hosts it. In the past, it has graced the halls of the Victoria Mansion, the verdant fields of the Audubon Society, and the sea-sprayed Ocean Gateway. This month, hundreds of Mainers packed a sun-soaked Thompson’s Point for what could be the farewell event of the summer for the incredibly successful venue.

Brewers as diverse as Baxter Brewing, out of Lewiston, Sebago Brewing, out of Portland, and Urban Farm Fermentery, out of (y)East Bayside, came out to provide drinks while people laughed, chatted, and learned about the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust (http://matlt.org/).

If you get the chance, head on out to next month’s event, they are always a blast!

Music: “Floss Suffers from Gamma Radiation” by Blue Ducks

Sony A7r ii – Slog-2 60fps
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Sigma 30mm f/1.4

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Why ME – Art Walk

Why ME? – First Friday Art Walk from Alexander Bertoni on Vimeo.

It’s no secret that Maine is my absolute favorite place on earth. I make a point of gushing about it to everyone I meet, and I am so thankful that I get to live and work here. With that in mind, I’ve decided to put together a series that I am calling “Why ME”, where I highlight some of the many, many things I love about Vacationland.

This first episode is highlighting Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, a monthly event during the warmer months where artists of all colors (performance, print, music) get together for a half a mile along Congress Street to perform, sell, and be generally quirky.

This is also the first test of my new camera, the Sony A7R ii. I’m a six year Canon-kid, but when I heard about what this camera could do, I was sold. Needless to say, I’m thrilled with it.

Keep an eye out next week for a video featuring a B-52 crash site, a downed fire tower, and a pretty cute dog.

1080p 60fps 50M, S-Log 2 with Grade in Premiere
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8