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Autumn in Acadia

November 2, 2021

As I look back at this website, I realize it’s been a year since I posted a blog, so I may be a little rusty! This recent expedition took me to Acadia National Park in Maine with the same photographer leader who guided us through Death Valley in 2020.

On our first afternoon we hustled off to to Hunter Cove Beach to catch sunset. After a trek through the woods we faced a rocky beach, which presented a challenge for positioning tripods — and even walking. But the clouds broke just enough to tinge the sky orange and magenta.

At 6 a.m. the following day we were chasing a sunrise at Monument Cove, though the clouds remained stubbornly packed in.

Since we were caravanning behind Richard it was hard to know where we were at any given time when we stopped for photo opportunities. But we did capture some nice images of Duck Brook, the Tarn and Upper Hadlock Pond.

As the light faded, reflections in Upper Hadlock Pond became more dramatic.

Saturday morning we ventured to Bass Head Lighthouse for the iconic shot most lighthouse lovers have seen. But it was raining, and the only way to get that shot was to scramble over these rocks. Some in our group did…

…but I was terrified of breaking something — my camera, my leg, my hip — and/or plunging into the angry ocean beow; so I settled for a truncated view of the lighthouse and gave it a vintage postcard treatment in post processing..

The rain let up while we drove to the fishing village of Bernard, hoping to have a lobster roll at Thurston’s Pound. But it had just closed for the season, so we schlepped through the drizzle to capture what we could of this iconic town, deserted except for one lobster boat unloading its catch.

Tune in later for more from Sieur de Monts Nature Center, and Jordan Lake.

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  1. Patricia Swan permalink

    Enjoy! Your shots are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I am so happy to see the world through your lens again! What beauty you found in nature and in everyday items. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

  3. love it,
    your colors in the pictures activated my subconscious joy

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