I drove back to Mount Desert Island on Saturday evening and decided to try to meet up with my group at Thurston’s Lobster Pound, but stopped at Southwest Harbor (Map) to take pictures of the sailboats in the harbor. I tried to take photos here in 2004 but my camera was stolen later in the day and I lost the photos. When I pulled over, another photographer was out shooting photos already. I took out my tripod, camera, remote and started setting up. I used the graduated filter to keep the sky in color while also getting the boats exposed. When I walked over to the area side of the dock area, I met Ted, who was the other photographer. We started chatting and it turned out he lived one road over from where Craig and I lived for a […]
By request, some more info : ) Location: Cadillac Mountain Summit Loop Trail on Mount Desert Island in Maine, in Acadia National Park Camera Settings: ISO100 / f8 / 1/320s / 18mm focal length I used a graduated filter on the lense to keep the sky a deep rich blue while exposing the trail properly. If you’ve never been to Acadia National Park, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s beautiful, scenic and the whole Maine coast is wonderful to explore. If you like to hike and particularly bicycle it’s a little slice of heaven.
June 21-22 was the 6th Annual HondaSUV Georgia Meet in Bar Harbor, ME. It happened to coincide with our vacation already planned in Maine. There were members driving up from Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, New York and more. I had tried to get NorthEast Member Club members to go to Acadia in the past with no luck. The turn out was great. Racoon and 4HondaOwner put together shirts with the event name. We had a lot of fun visiting with everyone. Friday the weather was foggy and cool, but Saturday mid-morning turned into beautiful weather. Craig and I drove to our rental late in the afternoon and then I drove back down in the evening to hang out for a little longer and say good-byes.
This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to take a second Photography Field Class. We met at Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield, CT. We had 3 solid hours of shooting everything imaginable. As usual it was a lot of fun. I got to practice and improve my skills. I got to do some portrait photos of my friends who were taking the class as well. I’ve really enjoyed photographing people and hope to do more of it. The land that the main house is on, is beautiful, there is a great craggy tree in the back that just beckons to be climbed. Much to our dismay your not supposed to climb it. Shhh… one of us did. I shot 290 digital pictures, and 60 black and white negatives. This Friday I’ll get a chance to see how the negatives came […]