10.01.2015 Schooner Head Dawn

We were pretty fortunate with the weather in Maine…until Wednesday.  Rain was predicted but as the day grew closer, the forecast called for heavy rains and windy conditions, so we decided to use that as a travel day rather than sit in the cottage watching TV and reading.  We had a few nervous moments hydroplaning and being temporarily blinded by the heavy rain.  On one occasion we had a windshield splashout, unable to see anything for a few moments, which is pretty scary at 65 mph.  But we can’t complain.  Portland, Belfast and other Maine towns got flooded out and we did well choosing I-95 rather than US Route 1 which was one of the washed out roads.Route 1 in Belfast…Photo by Jeremy J. Richards by way of the Bangor Daily News on Facebook

This weekend promises added rain as there is great potential for Hurricane Joaquin to rake the U.S. east coast or even come inland and cause more trouble.

So anyway…the title of this post was not about the flooding.  My first morning in Bar Harbor (9/26) had me visiting Schooner Head in Acadia N.P. for sunrise.  The sky to the east was rather flat and uninteresting with little but open sea and the threat of an interloping cruise ship approaching, but angling southward provided a better dawn image. It was breezy and the water choppy, but a 30 second exposure helped give things a more pleasing look (for my taste) and the trees maintain a fair amount of form.

Schooner-Head-Dawn-092615-700webToday is a down day so photography will have to wait until tomorrow.  Maybe I’ll hit the gym and try to start a better exercise regime.

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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16 Responses to 10.01.2015 Schooner Head Dawn

  1. A very pretty scene with excellent framing and the colors so beautiful. You were driving 65mph is hevy rain? Doesn’t anyone slow down in that kind of weather?

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I’ve been wondering how you were faring up there. I knew you were heading up to Acadia, but I couldn’t remember exactly when, and when I came across the weather news I hoped you’d been able to avoid it. At least you avoided any real problems: although the geniuses who won’t slow down do add to the white-knuckle factor.

    The photo of the shoreline’s far more pleasing. I really do like the contrast between the smoothed water and the rocks. (“Are those pines or hemlocks?” she murmured.)

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  3. Jim in IA says:

    You had recently said dry conditions were a problem for your region. This rain and the next storm may help relieve some of it. Trouble is, big rains over a short time don’t help as much as small rains over a long time.

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  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    I like all the things you did with the photo to get a great result.

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  5. A very pleasing image, Steve. So glad you made it home safely…exercise, now? ugh.

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  6. Rain can be really dangerous, be safe out there…Love the coastal shot.

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  7. Good to see some of your most recent camera work here again. The sunrise king still reigns.


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