I recently spent a week in Maine visiting my friends Mark and Anita of Mark Picard Wildlife Photography for a few days and then a few days at Acadia National Park. I’ll share some of the images from that week over the next few posts.
My first day, Friday, May 31, looked promising as there were some stormy skies, but the clouds became a solid mass and at sunset there was no sun to be seen. As the light faded everything turned blue and I shot these little islands in Millinocket Lake.With a rare exception my every visit to the Baxter State Park area finds Mount Katahdin covered in a heavy haze, a fog or very unflattering clouds. Just my luck it seems. So on Saturday morning at dawn I took a quick look, saw the haze and headed for Compass Pond instead. For this trip I had rented two Zeiss lenses, the 21mm f/2.8 and the 85mm f/1.4, with the hopes of capturing a sunstar at sunrise with the 21mm. My two Canon zooms get terrible flares and I had rented the Zeiss’s with the hope of eliminating flares by using primes. It worked on both counts. I hated to send the Zeiss lenses back to LensRentals.com. I think at least one of them will have to be a permanent member of the kit in the future.
So there are two landscapes from the trip. More to come as well as some moose, a waterfall and, of course, lady’s slippers. 🙂