My Personal Invitation To You
I personally invite you to begin your journey as a fine art collector. I will work with you every step of the way, from the selection of one of my Acadia National Park landscape photographs to the selection of the print style and will keep you up to date of the printing and delivery process. The end result will be a fine art photograph that will add beauty to your home or office and become a cherished possession.
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Fine Art Print and Wall Art Options
My Acadia National Park and Maine Coast photographs are available for you to purchase as Museum Quality Fine Art Prints or Wall Art and place in your home or office. They are for sale as Frameless or Framed Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Prints, Exhibit Mounted Metal Prints, and Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints. After selecting the desired photo, just select the type and size of print you would like to purchase in the area beneath the photo.
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Visiting and Photographing Acadia National Park
Let’s explore Acadia National Park and talk about why it is the most interesting location to visit and photograph on the entire coast of the Northeastern United States.
There is a combination of mountains, lakes, streams and coastal scenes that are unlike any other place in Maine or surrounding states. Vermont and New Hampshire have the mountains, but not the stunning rocky coast.
Bar Harbor is the epitome of a quaint New England town. After a day’s photography in the Park, it is the perfect place to stop for a tasty lobster dinner and to stroll the main street shops in the cool evening air. Of course, a stop at one of the ice cream parlors is in order.
There are a variety of places in and around the harbor to photograph boats and other harbor scenes. Just before you enter the Park, there is a short road to the Schooner Head Overlook. This is a good place for sunrise images in the summer, when the sun is rising from the northeast.
The first stop in the Park is Sand Beach and the Sand Beach Overlook. This can be the most crowded area in the Park, so you want to arrive before sunrise. It's possible to pick up some fall colors from the overlook if you’re there in October.
Next, you come to what I feel is the most unusual and attractive rocky coast in the United States. The rocks are huge, red and shaped like large blocks. I have been all over the country and have never seen anything like it. From just after Sand Beach, past Thunder Hole and down to Otter Cliff, there are endless opportunities to use these beautiful rocks in the photograph. I do recommend being there at high tide to eliminate the black stained rocks that show at low tide.
Thunder Hole is one of those locations that requires a little luck to get the big splash. I was fortunate enough to be there when a tropical storm was offshore, creating some large ocean swells that exploded when they entered Thunder Hole. If you don’t live too far away, you can time your visit for this.
Just past Monument Cove is Boulder Beach. It is aptly named with a beach filled with smooth, round rocks that make for an interesting foreground in a photograph of the ocean and surrounding cliffs. It’s a easy walk down to the beach and its good for either sunrise or sunset.
The park road eventually moves away from the coast and works its way inland. The first stop of note is Jordan Pond. The iconic photograph is looking up the pond to the north, with the Bubbles (small hills) in the background. You will also want to return here for lunch as the food at the Jordan Pond Restaurant is superb.
The Jordan Stream Path heads south and takes you to the Cobblestone Bridge, my favorite of all the Carriage Road bridges. There is usually more water flowing under the river in the Spring. Even if there is not much water in the stream, the bridge still makes for an excellent photograph from the side.
There are quite a few of the Carriage Road bridges, and I haven’t had the time to hike to most of them. They can be quite a hike, long and uphill, so do your research before you start out. There are a number of sources of information and maps for the Carriage Road and the bridges.
Cadillac Mountain is famous for its panoramic views of Bar Harbor. There are views both east and west, so you are good for either sunrise or sunset. There might be a reservation system in effect during the peak months due to recent increases in visitation. Just be sure to check with the Park Service.
The Bass Harbor Lighthouse is a wonderful place to photograph sunset. It can be a little crowded and there are limited spots on the rocks below for good compositions, so don’t wait until the last minute to get there. While you’re in the area, there are many good harbor scenes to photograph.
Schoodic Point is on the peninsula east of the one that Acadia National Park is on. It is well worth the drive over there for a sunset photograph. The rocky coast is similar to the coast in Acadia.
I have only scratched the surface of what there is to hike to and photograph in Acadia National Park. I hope you get the chance to visit this beautiful National Park.
Fun Facts About Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is one of 63 National Parks in the United States and was established February 26, 1919. It is located on Mount Desert Island and other islands on the coast of Maine near the quaint town of Bar Harbor.
Along with the tallest mountain on the Maine Coast, Acadia features 27 miles of roads, 158 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads. With over 3 million visitors a year, it’s one of the most popular parks in the United States.
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