Moonlit Aurora

A shot of yesterday's aurora, even though it was against the odds. Sometimes you get lucky when there is a strong aurora forecast, a full moon, and clouds. Not a perfectly clean aurora image, though mood evoking ... I like 'dark and moody'.

A noticeable aurora, great foreground reflections in the water, purple clouds, the western shoreline bathed in moon light, the Big Dipper, and if you squint (or enlarge the image) you'll notice that the Bubbles have a moonlit strip. Am I reading too much into this image? Oh I think not!

To learn how to create images like this, consider attending one of my landscape photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Fujiflim GFX 50s, 23 mm, f/4, 20 sec, ISO 3200

Moonlit Aurora, Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

Fuchsia Clouds Off Northeast Harbor

Everything was unfolding for a quintessential sunset: low hanging clouds and a gap for the sun to sneak under the clouds. Captain Brenda piloted our boat to place Buoy #10 (just off Bear Island, near Northeast Harbor, Maine) in the foreground with the western Acadia National Park mountains in the background. And then we waited for dusk, a few minutes after sunset, for the clouds to light up with beautiful fuchsia highlights that reflected in the water. For a bonus, the red buoy light is on in the shot. This was taken during our Sunset Cruise Safari, needless to say everyone was please to see and capture this scene.

To learn how to create images like this, consider attending one of my landscape photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Fujiflim GFX 50s, 23 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO 250, 7/13/17, 8:21 PM

Buoy #10, Bear Island, Northeast Harbor, Maine

Snowy Sunset Lighthouse

Yet another image of the much over-photographed Bass Harbor Lighthouse. With Tuesday's two feet of snowfall followed by yesterday's ten inches, I thought the snow might add a bit of interest to this iconic scene.  

I setup for the classic shot of the lighthouse reflection in the tide pool.  After the sun dropped beneath the clouds, I noticed the waves and rocks bathed with golden light. Quickly I moved my tripod to incorporate the snow, waves, and sunset for a better than average scene. To learn how to create images like this, consider attending one of my landscape photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Nikon D800, 21mm Zeiss, f/10, 1/13 sec, ISO 100, 2/16/17, 6:00 PM

Snowy Sunset, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Acadia National Park, Maine

Autumn's Plush Palette

I looked up during the 15 minute window of scattered clouds as the sky transitioned from cloudy to clear. It was a fun morning exploring this new location near Otter Cliffs and discovering the diversity of color pressing against the blue and white sky. To learn how to create images like this, consider attending one of my landscape photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Nikon D800, 21mm Zeiss, f/11, 1/40 sec, ISO 400, 10/9/16, 7:58 AM

Autumn's Plush Palette, Acadia National Park, Maine

Dappled Autumn Foliage

Columbus Day weekend and the colors are right on cue. The overcast soft light was favorable for this shot looking up toward the Precipice.  My first day of photographing the autumn foliage this year, hopefully more color to come. To learn how to create images like this, consider attending one of my landscape photography workshops in Acadia National Park.

EXIF data: Nikon D800, 100mm Zeiss, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO 800, 10/9/16, 5:00 PM

Dappled Autumn Foliage, The Precipice, Acadia National Park, Maine