Ravens Roost Tip of the Talon. Schoodic Peninsula Acadia National Park Maine.
This is what has become my favorite photograph of yesterdays visit to that nicely hidden spot over on Schoodic that I finally found with the help of some of my internet friends- 'preciate that fellas! So there is the typical shot from when you first come right out to the place, and I made that shot for a good few minutes in different ways- thinking it would be the way I wanted to show it. But after getting those I decided to park the kit on the tripod a safe distance from the edge and explore what had been out of sight up to that point. The thing that makes this place amazing is the arrow like cleft that splits the left and right inlets- vertical caverns if you will. So when I got out there to the tip I realized that this was the entire distillation of the scene here in front of me looking down, minus the distracting elements of the horizon and trees, this was the picture I was looking for. The thing was that I needed to keep cool and not get freaked out by the precipitousness of the thing, which was totally possible as yesterday was calm as could be there, but it was also at least 60 feet down to the ocean. I ended up making about three sets of long exposure shift panoramas with my 24mm tilt-shift. Each exposure was 45 seconds, so I was bracing myself leaning on the tripod for something like five minutes. Here's the view of where I was standing from out front-
Definitely an amazing place- and I'll be going back there real soon! Have a good one- Nate!