The Great Meadow

On our first full day in Acadia, Barb and I did some hiking in the Wild Gardens of Acadia and around the Great Meadow along the Jessup Path and a section of the Hemlock Road. It was a warm and cloudless day, great for a walk, but not really the best for photography.  Even so, I was able to capture several images on our hike, two of which are presented here.  Both images were captured along the Hemlock Road, of which the first is actually a scene of the road, itself.

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I made several images of this tree as we approached it, but it was not until we moved somewhat past it and the trunk was side lit did the image really begin to work for me: the bright colors of the leaves contrasted with the dark green textures of the grass, linked together by the side lit trunk. Nothing really dramatic, just very peaceful.

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The Tarn Series

Like my most recent posting of the Bug Light Series, this series presents three images from the Tarn in Acadia National Park, the first image of which is a redux from my posting of October 28. As I mentioned in that post, this image was captured late in the day during a rain storm.  The light was very even and diffuse, with a light mist on the water to add to the atmosphere._dsc3227-gallery

The second two images of this series were actually taken a day earlier, shortly after sunrise as I waited to capture the sun’s reflections off Dorr Mountain in the waters of the Tarn, within and between the clumps of grass.

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Even as the sun rose, I found interesting, impressionistic scenes in the shadows.

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The Bug Light Series

When Barb and I were on our trip to Maine a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of images to the site – one of the Bug Light in Portland and the other of the Tarn in Acadia National Park.  We have now been home for a week and I have been processing my images from this trip, and I find that the Bug Light and Tarn images that are posted are really parts of two, three image series.  So, I have decided to present each of these series in their individual totalities, which means the  “lead” images of each series will be posted for a second time. I apologize for the duplication, but the three images work together better than apart.  Today’s posting is of the Bug Light. The original image is posted below.

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After spending quite a bit of time working the scene from below the light, I walked up on its deck and was immediately struck by the almost abstract sense of space there.  It is really a very small space, perhaps only four feet wide, but the sense of openness and mystery was quite striking.

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One of the most noted characteristics of the Bug Light is the curved stone approach path that is part of the sea wall that demarks the channel boundary.  It is a classic “leading line”, and I almost forgot to take what is an almost obligatory image of this well known light.

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