Echo Lake Frozen

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Places
Echo Lake Frozen

It’s that time of year in Maine when the lakes freeze over and people drill holes in the ice to catch fish. Janice and I spent the afternoon with our friends Colleen and Jason hanging out in their ice fishing hut on Echo Lake in Acadia National Park. You may recognize Colleen from this photo […]

The Great Meadow

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Hike
The Great Meadow

Today Janice and I explored the Great Meadow in Acadia National Park. From Bar Harbor, we drove to the end of Great Meadow Drive and parked at the locked gate about 100 yards from the Park Loop Road which you can see in a few of the pictures below. From there we walked to Sieur […]

Long Pond Frozen

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Places
Long Pond Frozen

I took a Sunday morning walk on the south end of Long Pond in Acadia National Park and shot the pictures below. Once known as Great Pond, this is the largest lake on Mount Desert Island. This glacially formed body of water is about four miles long, over one hundred feet deep, and serves as […]

Winter on Saint Sauveur Mountain

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Hike
Winter on Saint Sauveur Mountain

Today we did a one-way hike from the Flying Mountain parking lot to the Acadia Mountain trail head on route 102. Cameron and I drove one car to the parking area on route 102 and then drove over to meet up with Janice and Emma with the other car at Flying Mountain. This is one […]

View from Harbor House

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Architecture
View from Harbor House

This is a view I’ve seen countless times en route to my spinning class while thinking to myself “I wish I had my camera with me.” I shot it from the second floor of the Harbor House standing on a chair and holding the camera over my head to get to the upper window pane […]

Island Lichen

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Hike
Island Lichen

I’m sharing just this one image that I shot during a bitterly cold walk around one of the uninhabited islands off of Mount Desert Island. The water you see is Blue Hill Bay. I took it with a Fuji XT-3 and a manual-focus Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens. With the wind chill, temperatures were near zero […]

Acadian Ridge Trail

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Hike
Acadian Ridge Trail

The Acadian Ridge Trail is located in the northern section of Mount Desert Island near the Kitteridge Brook Forest. As far as I can tell, the trail is on private, conserved property maintained by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Friends of Acadia. Janice and I walked the path one-way and wandered back to our car, […]

Shore Cottage

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Architecture
Shore Cottage

Here are some shots of a lovely home on Somes Sound here on Mount Desert Island. I took these with a Fuji XT-3 and a manual-focus Rokinon 12mm lens. The trick to taking these kinds of architectural interiors is to make sure that the camera is both level and plumb to ensure that vertical lines […]

Fuji XT-3 First Images

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Cameras and Lenses
Fuji XT-3 First Images

I sold all of my Canon gear and switched to a Fuji XT-3. It was a big decision to sell my 5DII and 5DIII bodies, a dozen lenses, and Canon 600EX flashes, but it was time to make a change. My primary motivation for the switch was to move to smaller and lighter gear. As […]

High Surf at Seawall

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Places
High Surf at Seawall

Seawall is a section of Acadia National Park located on the western side of Mount Desert Island. The park’s Seawall campground, picnic area, and scenic roadway that runs right along the water are the main attractions. A seawall is usually a man-made wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea from encroaching on or eroding […]