10.06.2019 Jordan Pond and The Bubbles, North and South

The two mountains, not very tall ones at that, are known as The Bubbles and atop the South Bubble is the glacial erratic known as Bubble Rock. I’ve not photographed it or been up to see it as of yet. I am sure the web is rife with images such as this, but every year I try to find a slightly different way to see them and this year found these boulders to give the foreground a bit of framing for them.

’twas a dark and stormy morning.  Well, not all that stormy but there were light showers and the sky was a mixed bag of overcast and partly cloudy. Not much color so black and white suited the shot I thought.

The more socially acceptable explanation for the names of the mountains is that they look like bubbles.  But other sources admit that they got their name in the same way as the Tetons.

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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15 Responses to 10.06.2019 Jordan Pond and The Bubbles, North and South

  1. Beautiful black and white.

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  2. the boulders were a great idea. this could almost be a fjord in Scandinavia

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  3. Beautiful. I especially like how the reflection of the distant hills set in the gap made by the boulders. Beautiful composition

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    I’m with Michael & Steve, it’s a beautiful composition.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I’d say you framed it perfectly. Without the foreground rocks, it would have been an acceptable photo, but not nearly so interesting. I like the symmetry of the clouds and hills, and the interesting interplay of light on one side and dark on the other. Taken as a whole, the Bubbles and the hills on either side look like a great winged creature that’s paused for a moment.


    • Thanks, Linda. I don’t always consider foreground interest as the most important part of an image, although it is one of the “cardinal rules” of landscape photography. Most photographers do concentrate just on the bubbles, myself included, but as you mention it is more interesting and appealing with the rocks
      Yes, I see the bird too…maybe a double eagle.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    This photo works really well, Steve. I agree with all the others, I love the black and white processing and the composition is great, with the placement of the foreground rocks and the reflection of The Bubbles. I think you succeeded in creating something pleasantly different.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I know that there is at least one other similar image. There was another photographer nearby, I mentioned that I was leaving and he could have the spot, and as soon as I was done, he set up right where I was. I went through most of my other Acadia shots before processing this although it was from early in the trip. Not sure if that helped with the processing.


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