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.
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.