When my whale watch / puffin tour got cancelled two days in a row I had to figure out something else to do that was out of the ordinary. How about a ride in a bi-plane? The afternoon flight took me down the coast of Acadia NP. I shot out the side and between the wings and really the best view for the camera was behind me. So a bit of twisting to get a shot. We landed as the clouds began to build and the rain started moving in.
I was told that this is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Not hard to understand why. A short walk from the parking lot and a climb down the rocks and you are at this view. Some people don’t realize that it’s an easy trek. If you go later in the day be prepared for the biggest onslaught of mosquito’s you have every seen. Open the car door and they are in your car. Of course in the fall it’s no problem. I have shot at this spot twice before and there is always a slightly different angle that appeals to me at the time.
On the way to Southwest Harbor going south on 102 is a small museum. This bridge is right next to the parking lot. It’s easy to miss if you are going north. I’ve photographed this before but just couldn’t resist doing it again. It really gives you the small town feel for the area.
I needed to get out of Dodge for a few days so I thought, why not go to the northeast where it won’t be super hot and humid like it is in Chicago. Wrong choice, the northeast got hit with high heat and humidity so from a temperature point of view not so good. From a photographers point of view, Acadia National Park is always a good choice. Normally I would go in the fall for the colors, but decided why not?
Every morning I got up at 4:15 as sunrise is at 5 this time of year, and every morning it was foggy with a 40mph wind. Even on a tripod the camera vibrates so blocking the wind or steadying with your hands is essential. A good way to check whether or not the camera is moving from the wind is to go to Live View and check for movement, it’s really easy to see that way. This is Cadillac Mtn. a minute before the fog rolled in and obliterated everything. More to come.