09.27.2021 Acadia 1

The start of our trip to Acadia N.P. was a bit rocky. The drive went well and we made good time. But when we landed the cottage we had rented was a big disappointment and the online pictures were  a bit misleading.  We left not knowing where we would stay. After a great lobster roll we called a number we were given and got a room in a motel. Even though it had no cooking facilities we have fared well although there is a boatload of food sitting in the car. All’s well that ends well.

I haven’t done all that much photography with the big guy but made phone images while hiking with Mary Beth.


We’ve visited a few favorite trails where I have already done a lot of shooting over the years. I put the iPhone to work with a lot of mushrooms which are quite abundant right now. Just as we were returning to our car I noticed this stream with fallen leaves and the sky’s reflection.


I’ll probably load it into Lightroom and reprocess the file when we get home but Snapseed did a nice job for internet posting.

Thanks for watching.  😎

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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30 Responses to 09.27.2021 Acadia 1

  1. Very nice Steve! Looking forward to seeing more images from your trip!

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  2. We’ve occasionally (but fortunately not often) been disappointed after arriving at our reserved lodging and finding it didn’t live up to how it was billed online. In the past few years we’ve frequently stayed at Home2Suites, which have cooking facilities in the room.

    Those are appealing colors and layers in the nature picture.

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    • This was the first real disappointment in our years of visiting Bar Harbor. A few of my friends on FB are AirBNB hosts and deplore lodging misrepresentations.

      I like the combination of layers one finds with leaves floating on water. There were so many that the sky was fairly obscured but some blue found a way through.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice pic of MB and the leaves. Too bad about the cabin. Those apps often show shots of the best parts and aren’t so honest about the less than perfect. Glad you found a decent substitute.

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    • Thanks, Eliza! Most of the places we’ve stayed lived up to their website depictions. We were very disappointed when the owner of the cabins we most recently were renting decided to close up. This year we will look for the places we’ve stayed previously and book early to be sure to get the one we want.

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  4. Ms. Liz says:

    The gorgeous array of multi-coloured leaves on shiny water immediately made me think of opening a box of multi-coloured, foil-wrapped chocolates lol! 😀

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  5. Despite the disappointment about the cottage, that picture of the stream looks extremely celebratory!

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  6. I like the simplicity/complexity/chaos of the leaves and grasses in the stream. My kind of thing. 🙂

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  7. Very cool. I am a fan. Beautiful photos.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    Your tale of disappointment set me to wondering: what’s been my worst lodging experience? I can see the place perfectly, but I can’t remember exactly where it was. Amarillo, I think. Both the room and the neighborhood were a little sketchy — funny that I’ve half-erased it all from my mind.

    That’s a pleasing variety of colors and forms in your photo. Some of the grass seems to be above the surface of the water, and some below. It’s a nice effect.

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    • I am sure, given a few years, that I might forget about this place. But we pass it when we go to Bar Harbor so the repeated trips may make it unforgettable. I don’t get into negative reviews on the web, but if anyone asks I am not against word of mouth.

      This was just dumb luck. We were walking back from a hike and it was literally at my feet as we crossed a small bridge. Chaotic but pleasing, I thought.

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      • shoreacres says:

        On the other hand, the worst places can make for the best stories. A friend and I still laugh about the morning I found the skeletal mice behind a sofa at Uncle Henry’s: a place in Mississippi where Faulkner and Tennessee Williams used to hang out. Granted, the skeletons weren’t quite as much fun as the proprietors’ request that we not take a shower between 5-10 p.m., since the shower pan leaked through the ceiling into the dining room. Unfortunately, the place has been gentrified within an inch of its life now, but I still have those great memories.

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      • There are worse skeletons to discover in your sleeping quarters. Some places should be left as is, especially with a history of famous writers staying there. I wonder how many places that claim “George Washington slept here” remain.
        I am not sure whether our memory, brief as it would be since we did not stay there, will last and whether it will make for a fun tale. It definitely provided a different and mostly enjoyable time away.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    Glad to hear your trip is going well despite the hiccups along the way. I hope you enjoy the different air and environment even if you don’t get as much photography in.

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    • Oh we did enjoy ourselves. We had some nice meals and because of the room arrangements Mary Beth didn’t have to cook until the last day which she enjoyed. The hikes were nice and the scenery lovely although not terribly photogenic.

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  10. Sometimes that happens when book a room or lodge and the photos online are not real..but you are having a good outing.hiking around.

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    It’s nice to see your sweetheart, and the leaves composition is very Eliot Porter, just beautiful in my book!!

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    • I’m a lucky guy, aren’t I? 🙂 I was very conscious of the “In WIldness” cover when shooting this. It’s a phone shot and I wish I had the big camera.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Cool! That was the very first photography book, and maybe the first art book, that I owned. I had it when I was in my late teens or early twenties, even though I had no intentions of being a photographer. I loved art and I loved nature so what wasn’t to like about that book? The very worn, paperback copy somehow is still with me.
        The phone worked well for this. I think it adds a certain flatness which is really OK for this composition, because it forces the reflections, the leaves on the surface, and the grass under the water to exist on the same plane.
        But of course you’d wish you had the “real” camera, I get that.

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      • It was one of my first. For some reason, not photography initially like you, I started collecting the smaller editions of the Sierra Club Series. I don’t own them all but still have the ones I bought back then. As you might guess, “In Wildness” also sits on my shelves in the large coffee table format. The first one I bought was “Navajo Wildlands” by Philip Hyde. whose son is now one of my Facebook friends, and besides sharing his own photographs, also posts many of his father’s published and unpublished works. The second was Porter.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        That’s a really nice connection with Hyde’s son. I’ll have to look him up – I don’t know him.

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      • For a long time his emphasis, and still is to a degree, was promoting his father’s legacy. But he is more active in his own work. If you are on Facebook here is his page there. https://www.facebook.com/DavidLelandHyde

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Thanks for the link….it led me to his blog, too. It’s hard to live in the shadow of someone like that – I don’t envy him.

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      • He spends a lot of time on his blog promoting Philip’s work and archiving the old film and transparencies. I’ve spoken with him a few times and he seems to be fairly comfortable with who he is and his father’s place in all that. Whether he is riding on his father’s coattails or not I don’t know but he has his own outlook on photography and makes the images he cares for so I think he’s okay with all that. But, of course, that’s from a distance so I don’t know if he has coping issues or not. Nice guy.

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