07.16.2013 Dawn on Otter Ledges at Acadia N.P.

I was a bit disappointed with the weather while at Acadia.  All that fog in the Baxter S.P. area and none of it at the coast.  I’ve always liked this tree but had never worked it into a composition before.  Trees along the Maine coast take quite a beating which creates some nice character.  It was a nice bonus having the moon along with the glow just prior to sunrise.Otter-Rocks-Dawn-060513-800FBWhile not the most spectacular of sunrise images, it was very serene and I was the only person on the rocks for this particular time…a fairly uncommon experience at Acadia.

 

 

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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28 Responses to 07.16.2013 Dawn on Otter Ledges at Acadia N.P.

  1. Lottie Nevin says:

    It’s the light on the rocks that do it for me. I really like early light and this photograph captures all of that. Nice one Steve 🙂

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    • Thanks, Lottie. There is something magical about standing in the dark and seeing the landscape slowly become visible. Of course some of that is just our eyes adjusting but seeing the brightness grow a little at the time is so enjoyable. 🙂

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  2. A fantastic shot, Steve, The starkness of the barren tree among those bounders lends this photo a dramatic flare. And, the muted colors of the breaking dawn are splendid.

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  3. Just Rod says:

    I really like the proportions. The sky, middle and foregrounds all set off with the touch of green in the very front. Just enough light in the foreground to make your way across the photo without stumbling.
    Sometimes the less spectacular has more to say.

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  4. Andrew says:

    This has a definite sense of tranquility, Steve. I suspect you could have a lot of fun framing the tree against the sky in different ways.

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  5. Sandra says:

    A very fine landscape photo with calmness and very nice tones.

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  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    Super image Steve! I have not been to that area in 30 years.

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    • Thanks, Phil. I try to get to Acadia and Northern Maine at least once a year but, of course, it is only a six hour drive for me and I have never been to South Carolina. Actually, I have never been further South than D.C…..I am pretty sure San Francisco is more northerly. 🙂

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      • Phil Lanoue says:

        I remember the lobster pounds. They still have those? One thing we can’t get down here is good Maine lobster and of course no steamahs and chowdah. I have family that used to live on the Cape.

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      • Oh yeah. I don’t photograph human related stuff very often but I’ll try to get a shot of one for you next time I am there…this October hopefully. Right near where we rent our cabin is a nightly lobster bake with steamahs and chowdah too. 🙂 I always feel bad knowing that they are alive when dropped into the boiling pot. 😦

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  7. Steve this is a stunning shot! Love the composition, the dark rocks, the sky. Gorgeous.

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  8. penpusherpen says:

    The tree certainly has lots of character Steve, and gave the photo an almost surreal look, especially with the Moon in view too. xx

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    • Free! Free! Free! Penny G is free from the spam bin.:-)
      Thanks, Pen. I am happy that you see the surreal that I did at capture time. I know this great tree will be making an encore and fairly soon. 🙂

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      • penpusherpen says:

        Don’t celebrate too soon Steve, just been trying to post a comment and it’s refusing ‘This comment cannot be posted’ on a site that’s already ‘freed’ me. Sheeesh!! ’tis early morning here, 3.53am , so I hope it’s a glitch that’ll disappear. (it seems ok via the reply box on the little notification indicator at the top of the page, … hence this comment ) xx

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      • Was that on this blog, Pen? I just checked the spam folder and it is empty. I’d hate to have wasted a happy dance. 🙂

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      • penpusherpen says:

        No, you can breathe easy Steve, it was on another blog, and the glitch didn’t last long. So your happy dance still stands. (or should says dances?’ 🙂 ) xx

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      • I am relieved but sorry the problem remains elsewhere, Pen. It seems you just need to be declared “not spam” once and all is right on the individual blog.

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  9. Hi Steve,

    I look this a great deal. It is a bit different, edgy. Not at all cliche. Nice shot.

    James

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  10. Now that must have been an early start for you. Well worth getting up for though… nicely done indeed!

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  11. This reminds me of Edward Weston and Point Lobos, even if it’s the opposite end of the country.

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    • Thanks, Steve. Well, it was within 500 feet of the car. 🙂 The coastal weather on either side of the country takes its toll on the trees. They take on some wonderful tortured and contorted shapes.

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