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George Soules Photography » MDI
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Carver in Residence

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in People
Carver in Residence

Steven Valleau is the Carver-in-Residence at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor in Maine. Inside the Museum, visitors can see his latest works and works-in-progress, or even learn to carve under his wing. Steve teaches daylong workshops and short classes for beginning carvers. In the winter months he leads ten-week long classes for experienced carvers, as well as introducing …

Jordan Pond Frozen

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Places
Jordan Pond Frozen

Today Janice I again took advantage of the recent snowfall by snowshoeing the length of Jordan Pond. With the sun so strong and temps in the mid 30’s, the conditions were spring-like except for the fierce north wind which made for a brutal crossing, but it was worth it.

The eight small images at the bottom of the gallery below show our route. Starting from the boat launch at …

Eagle Lake Frozen

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Places
Eagle Lake Frozen

Yesterday we received a foot of snow and here’s what it looked like today. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. Blue skies, temps in the twenties, no wind, and no people. Out on Eagle Lake, Janice and I had Acadia National Park all to ourselves. We parked at the boat ramp and walked along the carriage road on the east side of the lake, about a mile and a half. Then we …

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Architecture
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, Maine is the oldest, largest and tallest public building on Mt. Desert Island.  Both the Church and the Rectory are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The interior of the church is graced by twelve windows designed by the Tiffany Studio, installed between 1886 and 1907, as well as eighteen other stained glass windows by …

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
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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 …


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