“Rock and Cloud” was captured from the summit of Conners Nubble, one of the smaller mountains in Acadia, but also one with fantastic views. Arriving at the top before sunrise took some effort, but thanks to the vast network of carriage trails in the park, I was able to bike part of the way. I drove from my campsite to the edge of Eagle Lake, then rode my mtn bike for 7 miles to the start of the trail. From there, it was a short but very steep climb to the summit, and what I found exceeded my expectations from the previous day when I had scouted it in the harsh afternoon sunlight.
After waiting almost 10 days for good light in the morning, nature rewarded me with some incredible conditions. While I enjoy wide angles the most, I am always looking for designs within the landscape, and switching to a zoom lens allowed me to extract part of the scene and make a simpler and very different image, “Twilight Color”.
“The Bubbles” is an image that I struggled with in terms of leading the eye from foreground to background. It wasn’t until I printed it fairly large that it really gave me the feel I was after. While a computer screen is where we all view and make judgements about our images, making a print is the ultimate test and the best way in my opinion to experience a landscape photograph.