02.22.2015 Crashing Waves at Otter Ledges

We had a few more inches last night, but today the sun came out and the temperature got high enough to do some melting.  I was able to clear most of the ice from the edge of the roof and out of about half of the gutter above my study where I had the ice dams and water entered the house.  Fingers crossed that whatever remains of winter will be less dramatic than the last month.

So I’m still in reminisce mode.  A few years back I had one day at Acadia after a visit to Millinocket and Baxter State Park.  It was a bit stormy, but for a few moments a sliver opened and allowed a little brightness to hit Otter Ledges.  F/16 @.6 seconds, ISO 400 was just enough to catch the waves crashing against the rocks.


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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33 Responses to 02.22.2015 Crashing Waves at Otter Ledges

  1. Jim in IA says:

    We will get back to that nice stuff.

    Not much promise for nice stuff in the 8-14 day temperature outlook. Also check out Alaska. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/814temp.new.gif

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  2. krikitarts says:

    Wonderful wave action, Steve, though it somehow doesn’t look all that warm…BTW, I’m curious about the name. Having recently been to California and communing with sea otters there, do they frequent the Maine coast as well, or do your river otters venture out to sea, or was this a bit of whimsy on the part of some early explorer?


  3. Oh, now that I like quite well. Beautiful, dynamic, shot. Glad you’ve taken time to reach back into the archives. I hope to have some time at the coast this summer … this image reminds me of the possibilities. We had more mild temperatures today … but we’ll be down below zero tonight. Got the plow on the tractor on Saturday because I thought there would be something to plow today … but it wasn’t to be. Just cold. D

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    • These reminiscences are partly due to winter doldrums and partly to organizing the files to import into Lightroom. I have a lot of sorting, culling and metadata creation to catch up on before getting started with LR.
      We had our snow overnight and for a short time in the morning followed by a nice warmish day. The zeros return tonight but minimal if any snow in the week’s forecast. 😀

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  4. great with all that movement in the waves.

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  5. drawandshoot says:

    Fabulous! It’s been a tough winter for sure…

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  6. Lyle Krahn says:

    That’s stunning! You caught that wave action perfectly.

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  7. Now your talking. THIS IS EXCELLENT! Have you posted this before? I think this should be in your show/exhibit.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne!!! Not this one. I have posted another although I have never made a print. Here is a similar image on my website. I think I have done a better job processing this one.
      Thanks for the suggestion of including it in the exhibit. If I am accepted, the display will be in the Town Hall and I am trying to keep the images local, but maybe I could sneak a couple in from elsewhere. 🙂

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  8. I like the way the dark clouds set off those bright wave bursts and their backflow into the ocean.


  9. shoreacres says:

    Such a beautiful photo. I love the coast, but have to look elsewhere for dramatic photos of waves and such. Our Texas coast has its charms, but it tends to be flat, shallow, and subtle. 😉

    I had to smile at the coincidence. This is from Acadia, and I was in Acadia Parish last weekend for Mardi Gras. I stayed in Crowley, ate crawfish in Eunice, and celebrated in Church Point — all within the Parish boundaries. But Acadia Parish is prairie, rice, cattle and crawfish. There weren’t any waves like this on the crawfish ponds!


    • Thanks, Linda.
      I rarely travel, so this place is special enough to me that I will leave home to spend some time there. Coasts like yours are great for making soft, contemplative images that can border on the abstract when composed for that and with the use of a long exposure.

      I have heard of Acadia Parish. I believe the pronunciation is just a bit different. In Maine it is uh-kay-dee-uh and I think in your area it is Acca- dee-uh? There is some crawfish but mostly there is lobster and crab. And with that. it is almost lunch time here. No seafood, but I am having something more southwestern….a chicken quesadilla with medium hot salsa.


    • A common pronunciation of Acadian led to the form Cajun (compare Injun from Indian).

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      • shoreacres says:

        Now, that makes me smile. I never turned Indian into Injun, but always pronoune “engine” as “injun.” I can’t seem to get it right. It drove my mother crazy. Here’s one of a thousand exchanges between us:

        Me: “I’m taking the car over to the shop. The [injun] doesn’t sound right.
        Her: What? Are its feathers ruffled?


      • Can we assume that your feather sometimes got ruffled from interchanges like that one?

        As for turning engine into injun, let’s say you were practicing New Zealand pronunciation.


  10. Andrew says:

    This looks like a painting Steve. It looks textured and the spray is wonderful. Perfect timing.

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