Well, maybe. I didn’t make as many Acadia images as I intended. But I headed for Otter Rocks on our first day and made this image.
I’ve photographed this tree several times over the years and am always amazed that it’s still there although a bit smaller each time. Besides the branches not quite reaching as far as they used to and a few now missing, what made this different was people. Seen in the second brighter image below which I lightened a bit to show the beach chairs, these folks walked in and plopped down in front of me. Now I understand the park belongs to everyone and photographers are no better than anyone else, but I felt this was pretty inconsiderate. I painted the tree with a bit of light from a flash light and would have been hard to miss waving it up and down in the dark. As you can see in the larger first image, I was able to remove them in Photoshop but just the same… I am non-confrontational so mumbled to myself, packed up and moved on to another composition. As I was composing this, I had to wait for a cruise ship to move out of the frame and once that happened the people showed up. Grumble, grumble..