Artist-in-Residence, Acadia National Park — Part 1

Greetings from Acadia!

I have now been here 2 weeks of my 4 week stay…. got a late start due to the government shut down… but was thrilled I was able to make it. (Also, there was a small interruption last week to fly back to NYC for the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival Premier).

To let you all know where I am located…. I am all the way over on Schoodic Peninsula staying at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (a former Naval Base)… 50 miles from Bar Harbor on Mt. Dessert Island… a bit of drive. So I am on a 12-mile loop road, one way… it gets dark, and I mean really, really dark here… no cell phone reception… and the closest Starbuck’s is an hour and half away. And I actually have no problems with any this… it’ great out here!

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So photographing at Acadia has become quite the mathematical equation. First, find your subject…. Second, choose lighting for subject – morning, afternoon, overcast…. Third, low tide or high tide (which can be a serious issue since the tide here is about on average a 10ft difference… give or take a few feet) and then you have to factor in the wind. So, you figure that all out and good luck!

Since my time in the Everglades I have really begun working with long exposures… but that doesn’t mean I still don’t like to photograph my trees, details, and abstracts… the granite here is amazing!

It’s all about form, pattern, texture, and light. Enjoy!

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Shortly after I arrived here…
Egg Rock Light House in Frenchman Bay between Schoodic Peninsula and Mt. Dessert.

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Late afternoon along Schoodic Point.

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Sand Beach, Acadia (really, it’s called Sand Beach).
Tide was going out and leaving these amazing streams of water flowing to the ocean.

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Late afternoon along Eagle Lake.

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Jesup Path at Sieur de Monts Spring.

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Frenchman Bay from Schoodic Peninsula. Not mist… waves.

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Playing with long exposures of high waves crashing along the rocks… interesting effect.

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Schoodic Point.

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Love that pink granite.

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Little Hunters Beach. Haven’t decided on whether to keep this color or go black and white? Not mist… waves.

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Little Hunters Breach. Almost looks like an aerial view of mountains.

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Tide coming in at Seal Harbor.
I had never witnessed literally a tide coming in… while standing there, a sudden surge occurred and the
water raised 2 inches in seconds and covered this sand bar… so cool.

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Late afternoon, low tide, and the winds were strong… loved how the boat get drifting around. z
Corea Harbor, located a few miles from Winter Harbor.

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Old Pier remains at low tide on Schoodic Peninsula.

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Granite rocks, I think, at low tide… love the colors and patterns.

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Schoodic Peninsula.

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Another view along Sand Beach at low tide.

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Schoodic Head Trail.

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Schood Head Trail.

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These little guys are everywhere….

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Parting shot from Schoodic Peninsula.