My girlfriend and I recently spent several days camping in Acadia. This gave me the opportunity to revisit places I shot a few years ago, including Jordan Pond. I also explored some new areas, but this pond might be my favorite spot out there.
I took photos there one afternoon, and then we returned again the next day with our kayaks, for a fun paddle on the water.
This image spoke to me, so I wrote some more meaningful words to go along with it:
Often, we seek reflections on water. We love to see a reflection because it creates a sense of harmony. We see something we love, and find it even more amazing when there is an exact replica.
Sometimes, the water isn’t reflective at all. Beneath the surface lies a different kind of beauty. This beauty takes effort and awareness to recognize.
[I know its a bit harder to tell in the black and white version, but the majority of these rocks are under water]
Shot with a Nikon D7000. Edited in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz Impression 1.
I did my taxes yesterday…and shortly thereafter, I got a scowl on my face because I owe a bunch of money. I immediately wanted to run off to a wide open landscape to relax, or to sell everything and go to Alaska, but neither one happened. Instead, I sat around working on my landscapes, and coming up with more ideas to make money with my photography. One of which is going to be selling sets of photos for use as wallpaper on your mobile devices.
This morning, I’m going to head out to some waterfalls to relax for a while. There was a chance of snow out there last night, so I could be making my way out to a magical scene very shortly. I hope you all enjoy your day.
This is Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park in Maine. It’s a very popular lighthouse that everyone wants to shoot. I didn’t really understand why, while I was there. It’s a lighthouse overlooking the ocean, with very few places to shoot from. I’m not a big fan of going somewhere to shoot the same shot that everyone else gets. Oh well, people like lighthouses and might not have seen this one 20 times already.
Just in case you didn’t already know, its a good idea to get to your sunset location an hour before sunset. The main reason is because you don’t want to be rushing, or have to scramble to find a shot with only a few minutes before the light is gone. Another reason, when you’re visiting popular tourist spots, is you need to be there early to stake your spot, so you don’t end up shooting behind a pack of other photogs, or from a less desirable angle.
I mention all that because we didn’t leave ourselves enough time to get from Connecticut to Maine. Yes, we made it before sunset, but by the time we got there, there were already about 10 other photographers crowding onto the rocks along the shore, which apparently isn’t that many photographers for this spot. At this particular location, there is really only one small area to get a good angle from, and thats where everyone was. If you look closely enough, you’ll see a bald head in the bottom right of the frame. Luckily, it blends in pretty well with the rocks haha.
So yeah, get there early if you can!
This one was shot with ProHDR and edited with PS Touch. I wanted to add a yellow glow, so I used a raidal gradient in PS Touch to do that. I may have used Mextures as well. It looks like there is a bit of texture added, but I can’t remember…this was edited over a week ago.