Go ahead and take a moment to soak this one in. Take a sip of your coffee, or tea, and bask in the magic of this awesome sunrise from Acadia National Park in Maine.
Not bad for a little iPhone shot huh. This was a great way to start the day, and a reminder to the 4 of us why we get up for sunrise.
I’m finally back at my desk in Oregon, and have been editing furiously since the moment I returned. I have over 2800 images from my trip, not including any iPhone shots. So I’ve got enough new content to last a couple months, or until you’re sick of beautiful fall photos. I did try to mix it up and shoot some cityscapes, portraits, and abstracts too.
What an amazing trip this was, and well deserved, after the last 15 months. I feel totally blessed to have seen all the beautiful places I did, and to have the opportunity to hang with some awesome people. Sometimes, I wonder what I did to deserve them in my life.
Acadia wasn’t originally on our list of places to shoot while I was in New England, though Shannon and I had talked about wanting to shoot there the past two years. So, when we found out fellow photographers Mike Mezeul and Mital Patel were heading there to shoot for the weekend, we decided we should join them. What’s an extra 12 hours of driving? As serendipity would have it, we crossed paths with these guys in SF, back in June, during dinner with Toby Harriman, David Gaiz, and Michael Shainblum. It’s a good thing we did too, because we had such a great time together in Maine.
Photo by Mike Mezeul
If you normally shoot by yourself, you’re really missing out. Getting together with other talented, and creative folks is amazing (as long as nobody has an ego.) It’s also funny watching Texans shoot seascapes because they accidentally get soaked by the waves haha. Since we were having a fun time together, and the creative juices were flowing, we did a few impromptu photo shoots while we explored Maine. Most were silly, but we did do one serious one (above) to document our time together. Fun times, I can’t wait to see where our next trip together will be.
These guys are both super talented, and you should go check out their work.
Mital Patel’s FB page
Mike Mezeul’s FB page