10.03.2015 Warm Rocks

Much of Maine’s coast is quite rocky and Acadia N.P. is well known for that.  There are several areas, such as this, with large boulders that have a bit of a reddish quality to them.  When the low rising sun hits them they seem all aglow…almost on fire.

This is an iconic view taken by many a photographer.  I’ve done several over the years and will do more in the future I am sure. Obviously, one has a lot of rocks to choose from in the composition, so that offers some variation.  And they do get repositioned during the winter’s strong storms. But it’s basically the same shot.

Otter-Cliffs-in-warm-light-092815-700webIn the distance you see Otter Cliffs and I am shooting from what I call Otter Rocks, but it may just be known as part of Ocean Path.

This was actually my second shoot here (9/28).  The day before I had the same composition lined up when a visitor decided to walk out in front of me and the other three photographers nearby.  If that wasn’t bad enough, her husband came out a few minutes later, set up his tripod near that squarish boulder and started firing off shots of her before working with the seaweed and waves.  Since he had a tripod, I would expect him to be a bit more serious than the average visitor and know better.  I waited for about ten minutes and when they remained I gave up…but not before letting him know of our disappointment.  At least he said he was sorry.

And, for the record, here is another shot under different conditions from a few years back.  The fog and soft light gives it a nice peaceful feel.



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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25 Responses to 10.03.2015 Warm Rocks

  1. What a rude man. Apologizing really does not remedy the rudeness. The second photo is fantastic. The shrouded trees in the background add a great deal to the scene.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    I like both shots a lot. Those rocks have seen a lot of wear and tear over the eons.

    I visited Acadia back in 1964, I think. My student council advisor took me to the national convention in Bar Harbor. Acadia was a side trip one day. Beautiful place. I should go back.

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  3. Lovely. I should go. Maybe I can find someone to go with.

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  4. Gallivanta says:

    Love the warmth in the rocks of your first photo. Reminds me of a long ago visit to Cranberry Island, Maine.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I’m especially fond of the second photo. It has a certain timelessness to it, and a painterly quality I find appealing. The rocks are magnificent. The onlly time we see rocks like that is when we go down to the jetties or seawall, and admire the hunks of granite that have been hauled in.

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    • I, too, like the subdued feeling of the second image. I wonder if S.G. has a sense that this view is less often sought out and therefore more original than the iconic view.


    • Thanks, Linda.
      It’s a funny phenomenon, so to speak, that almost every time I post an old image to complement a newer one, the older gets the nod from most commenters. You’d think I’d learn. 🙂
      That said, I also have a preference for the second.


  6. BeeHappee says:

    I LOVE the foggy one, also! Funny to hear about the competition of the photographers. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Bee. It would have been funny if it was an accident, but there was no competition, just inconsideration. It can sometimes be funny when there’s a bunch of us all tripping over each other’s tripod. 🙂


  7. Your last words remind me of Jack Tempchin’s song “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” made popular by the Eagles. Perhaps that’s what you had in mind.

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  8. Lyle Krahn says:

    Beautiful location worth coming back to and you captured it. Too bad the people weren’t always as nice as the rocks!

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  9. Such a wonderful perch on which to sit a take in a part of the real beauty in this world; your photos are really special.

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  10. I love the warmth of the reddish glow, and the way it highlights the he cracks and shadows of these wonderfully rugged rock formations.

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