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 …

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 which makes photography very challenging for me. I can manage to press the shutter button while …

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, past the festive sculpture, along Norway Drive. The person who told me about this …

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 …

MDI Photo Club

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Architecture, People
MDI Photo Club

The MDI Photo Club met at La Rochelle, better known as the Maine Seacoast Mission, for its December outing. We were able to photograph both inside and outside this classic Bar Harbor summer cottage. For the group photos I used a Canon 24mm tilt/shift lens which allowed me to get correct perspective for the rear of this lovely building. The tall guy third from the left is me taking the picture …

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 …

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 …

The Callender House and Highseas

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Architecture
The Callender House and Highseas

Architect Fred Savage of Mount Desert Island designed The Callender House (large image below) and Highseas. Today the Jackson Lab owns these former homes, both located on the Schooner Head Road just outside of Bar Harbor. The JAX allowed the MDI Photo Club to photograph both structures for our March outing. The Callender House (1901) was the first summer cottage built of brick in Bar …

Camp Beech Cliff

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Cameras and Lenses
Camp Beech Cliff

Camp Beech Cliff (CBC) is a non-profit year-round outdoor educational and recreational center located on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Through summer camps and year-round outdoor education, leadership and recreation programs, CBC seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Its mission is to inspire personal growth, interpersonal connection, and a deep appreciation of the natural …

Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Article
Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

I picked one of the coldest days of the year to travel out to Swans Island to photograph my friend Colleen’s new Tesla charging station at her Harbor Watch Inn. We thought it would be fun to take a picture and write a press release to promote electric vehicles and inn. It was fun, but it was damn cold. How cold was it? The thermometer at my house read -2F, but I think it warmed into single …