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.
These two National Parks are a great place to shoot in the fall. There are very few visitors making it easy to get the shot without having to wait for folks to move out of the way. I went the weekend of the time change so getting up at the crack of dawn isn’t so bad and you don’t have to wait until 8 pm to get your sunset. I spent a few hours driving around the La Sal Moutains which are just east of Moab. When I arrived they were in the middle of the first snowstorm of the year so the mountains had a beautiful fresh coating of snow. I only spent 4 days in the area but could have easily spent a couple weeks. Rent a 4 x 4 and take the backroads to get a totally different perspective of Canyonlands.
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