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 I took of her and Janice at the Harbor Watch Inn on Swans Island in February of 2016. Colleen …

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 the water supply for the town of Southwest Harbor. However, on this winter morning, there was no water …

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 an area of land, but this Seawall is natural. Designed by God …

Great Cranberry Island

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Places
Great Cranberry Island

The MDI Photo Club gathered on Great Cranberry Island for a morning of exploring and taking pictures. Many thanks to Howie Motenko and Brenda Beckett of Acadia Photo Safari for shuttling club members from Northeast Harbor to GCI.

I took these shots with an iPhone 7. The blue image is a reflection of a boat house “garage” door that had a blue canvas-like tarp hanging on …

Algerine Coast

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Places
Algerine Coast

The Algerine Coast stretches from Pretty Marsh to the Seal Cove town dock. Nobody seems to know the true origin of the name of this section of shore on the western side of Mount Desert Island in Maine. The folklore mentions Algeria, pirates, gold, and a man named Smith who came came from France in the early 19th century, but the truth remains a mystery. Many thanks to my friend Linda and …

Southwest Harbor February 2017

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Places
Southwest Harbor February 2017

Mother nature came with a vengeance this week delivering back to back storms and blizzard conditions. Up until a few days ago, it had snowed only once and just a few inches. My snowshoes felt neglected. I’ve learned however that just because it hasn’t snowed doesn’t mean it won’t snow. And blow, and drift, and snow some more. To get the pictures I shot today, I first had to exit my front …

Fall on Mount Desert Island 2016

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Places
Fall on Mount Desert Island 2016

This fall on Mount Desert Island has been especially beautiful. The colors have been spectacular and the weather mild. The campus of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor was the perfect place to capture the changing of the seasons. I shot all but the last three of these photos in the college garden using a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and a Canon 135mm f/2 lens wide open. For the rest I …

Pittsburgh

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Places
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh welcomed me for a late February business trip. While there I had a chance to roam the city and walk across some of its fantastic historic steel bridges. The Andy Warhol bridge took me right to the Andy Warhol Museum which prides itself on being the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy. The museum has seven floors of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, film and video, and …

Ellsworth, Maine

Posted by on Dec 5, 2015 in Architecture, Places
Ellsworth, Maine

The city of Ellsworth is the county seat of Hancock County, Maine. Incorporated as a town in 1800, and as a city in 1869, it has a very interesting history. I took the pictures below in a one hour period today from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Yes, it gets dark early here in December.

I set up all three shots on a tripod and shot with a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and a Canon 24mm tilt/shift …

The Tarn

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Places
The Tarn

The Tarn is a small lake in Acadia National Park located between Dorr Mountain and Huguenot Head, a shoulder of Champlain Mountain. In his wonderful book Lakes & Ponds of Mt. Desert, William Newlin notes that The Tarn “has become so overgrown with rushes and lilies in recent years as to barely rate the status of lake” not to mention that it’s only eight acres in size. While not a body of …