Maine Trip

I was fortunate to be able to travel to Maine in late August, partly to just visit Acadia National Park and the Down East coastal region (and a bit of Canada), but also to attend some free Canon-sponsored photography workshops in the park. The entire trip was absolutely fantastic. Great weather, great food (lobster, clam chowder and blueberry ale - hello!) and great people. The workshops were a blast and helped reinforce my camera techniques and overall knowledge. My primary photography focus was on landscapes as well as some nature/wildlife photos. The entire area is a landscape photographer's heaven.

Jordan Pond: Probably one of the most-photographed spots in Acadia. And for good reason.

Jordan Pond: Probably one of the most-photographed spots in Acadia. And for good reason.

Acadia in the fog: Acadia is notorious for it's foggy summer mornings. It was pretty spectacular how thick the fog was.

Acadia in the fog: Acadia is notorious for it's foggy summer mornings. It was pretty spectacular how thick the fog was.

The coast: It's pretty rocky along the coast in Acadia. A stark difference from the warm, soft, sandy beaches of the southeast.

The coast: It's pretty rocky along the coast in Acadia. A stark difference from the warm, soft, sandy beaches of the southeast.

O Canada - East Quoddy Head Lighthouse: Look at that, I'm in Canada. After a decently short drive (1.5 hours) from the Ellsworth/Acadia area, you can drive over a nice bridge into Canada. From the easternmost US city of Lubec, Maine, pop over to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

O Canada - East Quoddy Head Lighthouse: Look at that, I'm in Canada. After a decently short drive (1.5 hours) from the Ellsworth/Acadia area, you can drive over a nice bridge into Canada. From the easternmost US city of Lubec, Maine, pop over to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

Jordan Pond with Bubbles: The North and South Bubble Mountains in the distance.

Jordan Pond with Bubbles: The North and South Bubble Mountains in the distance.

Low tide at Otter Cove: The rocks have a distinct reddish hue.

Low tide at Otter Cove: The rocks have a distinct reddish hue.

The only bird I was able to photograph: The seagull. Either Acadia is not very good for wildlife (and I've read that it is not), or I simply wasn't having much luck. I don't have a super telephoto lens, so getting a soaring raptor other larger bird was out of the question. This little guy flew over on big rock and was nice enough to sit there happily posing for photos.

The only bird I was able to photograph: The seagull. Either Acadia is not very good for wildlife (and I've read that it is not), or I simply wasn't having much luck. I don't have a super telephoto lens, so getting a soaring raptor other larger bird was out of the question. This little guy flew over on big rock and was nice enough to sit there happily posing for photos.