I just returned home from a trip to Maine. My goal was to spend most of my time at Acadia -- as I had not been back there for about 20 years -- but also to explore a couple of less touristy spots to the north and south of Mt. Desert Island. The trip was spectacular. The weather was almost too good, as any photographer will tell you, we actually hope for cloudy, stormy, and foggy weather when we travel to places like Maine. I spent time in the Blue Hill peninsula, where I stayed and the Blue Hill Inn, which was fantastic -- I can't say enough. Here is a link if you can make it up there http://www.bluehillinn.com. I then made my way to Acadia and did sunrise at Otter Cliffs and Cadillac Mountain and sunsets at Bass Harbor Head Light and, again, at Cadillac Mountain. I also took in some great hikes from Sand Beach up to Boulder Beach and was lucky to be in the park for a day when park loop was closed to cars, so I was able to take in the whole park on my bike without any traffic on the roads. A place that I recommend taking a diversion through is called the Jessup trail which is right behind the wild flower gardens of Acadia. There are amazing birch stands on Jessup Trail and you could shoot pictures in there for hours.
I continued on my trip up the coast to the Schoodic penninsula, which has a large area designated as part of Acadia. I did stop in Winter Harbor and ate at JM Gerrish where I had the best sausage egg and cheese (which they call a McGerrish) I have ever had. Great coffee and really nice people too.
I spent a lot of time at Schoodic Point and went to a small harbor town called Corea. These spots are very quiet compared to the main part of Acadia, but they are great places to see. Sunrise at Schoodic Point is phenomenal.
If you check out my abstracts gallery you will see many images from Schoodic Point. After shooting the waves and the coastline what struck me the most was the color, shape and texture of the natural coastline. The rocky ledges, barnacles, seaweed, water, wind, etc all conspired to make a canvas that strikes me as a cubist landscape. I hope you enjoy the images.
PS - I put together a book of my images from this trip as well as a short trip I took to Maine a couple of years ago when I visited some of the more popular spots on the coast including the Portland Head Light, Pemaquid Light House and Marshall Point Light House (you know, the one that was in the movie Forest Gump).
Keywords: Bass harbor head light, Portland head light, acadia, blue hill, brooklin, cadillac mountain, marshall point, otter cliffs, pemaquid point, stonington, stoodic
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