Coastal Maine

July 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

~ Coastal Maine ~
DSC1867DSC1867Doug Weldon

Coastal Maine is one of the more accessible areas of the country in which dramatic landscape images can be captured.  Although not the only locations for photographic opportunity, of special interest to the photographer are the towns of Rockport, Camden, and Bar Harbor.  All three provide seaside images that include harbors, classic work boats, sailboats, pleasure yachts, harbor-side buildings, and the tools of the lobster industry.  Short excursions out of these towns bring the photographer to excellent landscape sites.  

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Bar Harbor is situated just outside of Acadia National Park, a place of unparalleled opportunity for dramatic coastal landscape images.  While Acadia is a small park by National Park standards, it is a highly visited park that can get very crowded during season, making the photographer's task a bit more difficult.  Rising early, as most photographers do anyway, and finishing up in the park before 9:30, can provide a quieter time to get your work done and to have the park pretty much to yourself.  The crowds start to arrive in force by 10.

 

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Also within easy striking distance of Bar Harbor is Bass Head.  The Bass Head Light is a favorite location for images that include sunrise and sunset opportunities, if you are willing to endure the mosquitoes and do a bit of rock scrambling.

Deer Isle and Stonington, are also excellent locations.  They are, however, a bit more remote and require some time to get to.

Even more remote, but very rewarding as a photography location is Monhegan Island.  Monhegan is roughly twelve miles off the coast of Maine and can be accessed by daily mail boat. 

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See a variety of images from these areas at http://www.dougweldon.com/p606480739

If you would like any additional info on visiting these areas, feel free to contact me via the site contact form.

 

 


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