Shooting Seaside in Acadia National Park a Viddy Blog

May 22, 2012  •  1 Comment

I started seriously trying to make pictures 12 years ago because I live in Acadia. You can't visit or spend time in Acadia without wanting to make pictures, it's gorgeous, everywhere, and always different and always interesting, no matter where you look. Sunday morning I set the alarm for 03:00 so I could get up and take a quick wake-up-shower and gulp down 3 cups of coffee to get out the door by 03:40 to drive 30 minutes to get to the east side of the island to catch the morning light. Sunrise was 05:00 that day (give or take a couple minutes) and the images I wanted to try to find would have been around 4:30- 05:00. I finally have some energy again after fighting off a wicked cold that turned into a nasty cough for the last 2 weeks and I haven't been out shooting yet in the morning now that it's warmed up nicely. Making pictures on a warm morning in beautiful soft light is an experience that just can't be beat. And if anything else I would at least get some practice at that kind of thing: getting up way too early and trying to make work in a sleepy haze. And it was a nice morning that proved to be totally worth it- the images aren't blockbusters but it was fun and gave me some ideas for future comps and I took the time while my shutter was open to record a little video blog to show you guys the oceanside of where I live. Have a good one and thanks for stopping by -Nate.


And here's some of the pictures I made: (shot with Canon 5d MKII and 17-40 f/4.0 L USM using a B+W 110 ND filter)

"Tangerine Skies Over Acadia"

"Acadian Coast From Thunder Hole"

"Bob Seeger Was Here" (that's a reference to an aging American Rock and Roller and his soporific paleo-anthem), no offense Bob-

Which one do you like? And make a video blog yourselves and show me where you live! Yeah! Over and out, -Nate.


Great post Nate. Love the video for the 'behind the lens' aspect and for putting a voice to the words and images I've seen from you. Have to choose the middle image as my favorite but all are solid.
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