The storm that past through Acadia during our stay was spread over three days. Ever the optimist (yeah, sure), I headed out in hopes of capturing a dramatic sunrise with storm activity out over the sea, but the reality was fog. I did not really want to take the standard drive down the eastern side of the island, past well known and much photographed vantage points along the park loop road, so I left Bar Harbor along Schooner Head Road and visited Schooner Head Overlook for the first time. Only slightly off the beaten tourist path, the Schooner Head Overlook is part of the national park, so while visited, I do not think it gets the full tour bus treatment.
To get to the overlook, you have to walk about 200 yards down a formal path. The coastal rocks at the end of the path are easily navigated so that you can work yourself further up the coastline for different views. Today’s image was captured only about 100 feet beyond the end of the path, looking approximately north. When I got there, the scene was pretty well socked in by fog, that began to lift after a short while, when this image was captured. For me, this is the quintessential Maine coast I had been looking for. The wind, the waves, the fog, rocks and trees really came together for me at this spot … and black & white was the only way to render it.
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