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Back to Acadia National Park

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 22 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

First, if I may, I Just want to thank all of you for your wonderful and heartwarming comments made on my blog post of yesterday. We have probably all had someone or several "someones" in our life who has impacted us in important ways. It is always a moving experience for me to write things like that down, and then see the reactions that I get from other folks. I am so deeply touched by all of you and your wonderful, wonderful comments. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart <3

Now we return to Acadia National Park during A very short visit that Barbara and I made back in September of 2009 . I was not extremely happy with most of my images from this short trip because the vast majority of them were shot facing the wrong direction (duhhh) i.e. into the glare of the mid-day and afternoon sun. But one does what one can with the time and tools that he has. So, I shall try to find a few other shots that might not be half bad and put them up here.

Today's image we are looking off towrds Mt Deset Island to the East-Northeast of the main part of the Park. The rugged coastline and granite are magnificent elements along this coastline. I hope you enjoy!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 100 51 mm

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely spot you found here. The trees nice frame the scene.

22 Jul 2011 5:37am

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve -Thank you so was mid-day by the time we got up here but we still loved the view!!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

I'd like to visit right now! Lovely area, lovely shot.

22 Jul 2011 6:38am

@Richard: Thank you Richard..I agree wholeheartedly...Barbara and I have been talking about going back for 2 years now...we did not have enough time on the first visit and we were exhausted when we arrived so that took away some of our energy..It is so beautiful!

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A wonderful view of coastline

22 Jul 2011 6:52am

@Christine: Hi Christine - Thank you so much..that coastline is gorgeous there ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Good vantage point, Denny. The warm light creates a great view of the rocky peninsula. Certainly looks to be a beautiful and wild place.

22 Jul 2011 10:52am

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thank you so much. I am in awe of your image today - just magnificent, my friend!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A gorgeous view of this rugged coastline Denny! ;-)

22 Jul 2011 11:55am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you so much, even rivals the west coast doesn't it??

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wow - breathtaking view - I can almost feel the warm breeze on my face.

22 Jul 2011 12:20pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hi Sharon - what a nice thing to say...thanks very much ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have never visited Acadia NP, but from your shot, I would like to see it.

22 Jul 2011 1:31pm

@B. Thomas: Let,s go Barbara!! Thank you so much ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I have always wanted to visit there. This is a gorgeous view.

22 Jul 2011 2:23pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine - it truly is beautiful!!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is so beautiful. I love the wide expanse and perspective. This looks like a beautiful serene place. A mini vacation for me!

22 Jul 2011 3:35pm

@Bettina: It really is gorgeous...bets time to go is Sept / Oct or April/May before or after all the vacationers and school etc...if the musician comes back to school this way maybe we can meet up there...

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I'm exicted. Visited there once in pre-digital days, and have often thought about going back to stay longer and really absorb the scenery and culture. Can't wait to see more of your pix.

22 Jul 2011 3:51pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you sir, unfortunately many of my pics may require donning a pair of sunglasses but we shall see ;-) Thanks again - I will try to post halfway decent ones...

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh... What a beautiful location ! It looks like a treasure island (must be my childhood memories that come back ;) Fantastic composition Denny. Have a great day my friend :)

22 Jul 2011 5:24pm

@Tamara: Thank you Tamara - it is 39C here today!! HOT

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful scenery and great view, I like how you framed the shot with the green foliage! Stay cool today!

22 Jul 2011 5:34pm

@RBL: Thanks Ruithie...39C /102F here in CLinton, NJ where I work!! WHEW!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful panoramic vista that you've captured here! I love how the landscape "envelopes" the water.

22 Jul 2011 5:54pm

@Steven: Hi Steven - Thank you very much ;-) I really loved your shot for today - what a beautiful angle and view you had!!

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Acadia NP is such a beautiful place, and you've captured a great shot here.
When I think of the Maine coastline, I think of the Thomas' English Muffins ad's "nooks & crannies". The main problem is finding a safe place to pull over for photos. I guess that's true of many coastline areas.

22 Jul 2011 6:31pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Very true and it is even true of here in PA and NJ...I can't tell you how many times I have taken backroads to work and I see all these awesome pastoral scenes but you can't stop because there is no shoulder and nowhere to pull's absolutely maddening...we need to take some classes on shooting from a moving car from Paul WIlliams up in Nova Scotia ;-) Thanks very much Judy!! And it just dawned on me I forgot to check in on you - so here I come ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful natural framing here, Denny! You found and shot well a really beautiful view here. :-)

22 Jul 2011 9:12pm

@Jason Politte: Hi Jason - Thank you very much. Karen would probably laugh at the 546 Ft Elevation here on Gorham Mountain ;-)

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Really beautiful scenery, magnificently framed. What a view, looks like you had to run up to
the highest point to get this one.

22 Jul 2011 10:44pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: Well thanks Phil - we actually DID have to hike up to this poit on 546bft Gorham Mtn...not all that high by West Coast standards but formidable in the east...thanks again Phil!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

beautiful and tranquil scene. I finally got a chance to see the Dee Dee Bridgewater photo you suggested, it looks like it was a great show.

23 Jul 2011 1:40am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Seeing Acadia NP is on my bucket list. Just having left Maine, I will concede that it is beautiful, but I must admit that I feel most at home in the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada.

23 Jul 2011 1:59am

franz from Baden, Austria

vintage acadia, denny, and no reason at all to keep this photo hidden! ;-))

23 Jul 2011 4:07pm

1/160 second
ISO 100
51 mm