Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Camden Maine
This past weekend my wife and I had a weekend away in northern Maine. We had only been up to Stonnington way back in the late 70's and wanted to see Acadia National Park for the first time. I had been up to the Rockport/Camden area a couple of times and really enjoyed the area. So we took the long drive up on Friday and landed in Camden on Friday night. We knew the weather was about to change and we woke up to a little rain and much colder weather. So as we headed out to visit Camden, the front that went by created some interesting photographic opportunities. The first thing to jump out at me was a nice yellow leaf in the driveway covered with rain drops. At first the light was very flat with the cloud cover then an amazing side light coming from the east over the water created a very interesting image.
Early morning leaf Camden MaineSide light livens up this water colored leaf in Camden Maine. As we made our way down to the waterfront the light was really cool as the passing front cleared out with beautiful clouds. The sun was heating up the docks and schooners and gave us some great opportunities.
Schooners Camden Harbor MESchooners rest after a storm front goes by in Camden Maine. Schooners Camden harbor MERain covered sails wait for an afternoon sail. Schooner bow Camden MERain covered sails wait for to go for a sail. The images above were made with the Leica MP 240 w/35mm Summicron and Sony Nex-7 with the 90mm Tele-Elmarit. We continued on our trip up to Bar Harbor and the light was just gorgeous. When we got to Bar Harbor and settled in we had some more weather come through and give us some more great opportunities.
We then headed up to Cadillac Mtn. and were greeted by windy cold weather and thunder clouds moving through as the cold front moved over us. View from Cadillac Mtn.Top of Cadillac Mtn at Acadia National Park rain clouds drop rain over the islands near Mount Desert Island. Couple on Cadillac Mt. MaineA young couple watch rain falling over the islands from the top of Cadillac Mtn. Rain and ice crystals rainbowStorm clouds move in over the hills of Maine as ice crystals create a multi colored prism. Thunderstorms over Frenchman's Bay Incredible light and clouds create an interesting tableau highlighting the Bull Hill Wind farm in the distance.
After we had a spectacular showing on top of Cadillac Mtn. we headed back to Bar Harbor to relax. When we got back a light rain was moving through and gave us a grand rainbow and a magnificent sunset. Rainbow Bar Harbor MaineA rainbow appears over Frenchman's Bay and Bar harbor after a light rain moves through. Sunset Bar Harbor MaineSunset over Frenchmen's Bay. The next day we headed back out to Acadia National Park for some more shooting.
Fall leaves Acadia National ParkFall leaves brighten up the Park Loop Road in Acadia. Fall leaves Acadia National ParkA red Maple leaf sits on a piece of bark. Fall leaves Acadia National ParkA barn door at a private residence that used to on the Jordan Pond Rd. Fall leaves Acadia National ParkA stone roof and interesting cable on the Jordan Pond Rd.
We had a great short trip but I will be back to photograph either this winter or next year. I loved this place.
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