Bar Harbor, ME and Mt Washington, NH

Panasonic LX3 0.8 Sec at f/8, 5.1mm, ISO400
Nikon D80, 1/1250 Sec at f/4.2, 38mm, ISO 100, 3 Stop Reverse ND Grad filter
Nikon D80, 1/400 sec at f/4.2 34mm, ISO 100, 3 Stop Reverse ND Grad filter

I went on a camping trip to Acadia National Park last May, it was also my first time in Mount Desert Island (MDI). I had a wonderful time, I woke up at the crack of dawn every morning to photograph and late returning to the camp site which was difficult because the campsite had no electricity therefore it was dark, difficult to get around.  Overall I just had an awesome time there, the camp site wasn’t crowded, the trails were not crowded, although some of the trail were close still, and the weather was just beautiful.

The first picture was taken on our third night at MDI. It was shot with a Panasonic LX3, a point and shoot camera. It had been raining all day and just after sunset the rain finally stopped and we were walking around downtown Bar Harbor and we saw this harbor at the end of the road and decided to check it out. At the end of the road was Bar Harbor Inn. It was a beautiful night, the sky started to clear and just look at the blue sky that night. Even though that morning was a total washout because of the rain the evening still turned out spectacular. The lesson I learned here was, always have a camera handy even when you think the day was going to be a total washout.

On the way home from Maine, we stopped by to see a friend in Bartlett, New Hampshire. He drove us around Mount Washington and on the other side of the mountain there was this castle like hotel called Mount Washington Hotel and Resort. It was another beautiful day to photograph, there were lots of cloud and the blue skies. If you look closer at Mount Washington peaks, there were still snow up there and our friend said that there were still people skiing at that time. The last photo was taken from the back balcony of Mount Washington Hotel. This was the back yard of the hotel, what a awe inspiring back yard. I like this photo because the stream or river on the foreground leads the viewer into Mount Washington, the blue skies and those puffy clouds.

I had a wonderful time in this trip and awesome time photographing. I hope you like the photo as much as I love creating it. Please email me and/or leave comments, question, suggestions and constructive photo critique as usual.

2 thoughts on “Bar Harbor, ME and Mt Washington, NH

  1. I love the Bretton Woods photo, Gerry! Been there many times. Did you walk down the path onto the hotel grounds? You can get additional awesome perspectives from there. Thanks for sharing this photo. And if you can get there during foliage season–wow!

  2. I would love to go back for the foliage. I bet it would be awesome to photograph. Thanks for the comment. Please stay tune for more updates.

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