Our National Parks have been in the news quite a bit, lately. Yosemite just celebrated its 123 birthday at the beginning of October. The Government Shutdown had all the National Parks closed. The Parks, though, have been one of my primary sources of inspiration and the subject of most of my black and white landscape photography over the years.
From the beginning, since the 1980's I've been shooting Acadia National Park in Maine. It has been the backdrop to so much of my Maine Portfolio. Unlike other parks, I spend the most time on the periphery photographing into the park from the edges. And much of that is taken generally from the water during all times of the year. I love shooting from afar into the park.
Schoodic point, a peninsula that is a part of Acadia, is a favorite of mine.
The weather in and around Maine and Acadia National Park is incredible and increasingly changing. There are not many places where you can get fog to sheer sunlight, to passing storms to full blown hurricanes. The snowfall in the winter transforms the land and the sea in and around Acadia. It has it all: the only place where the mountains come to the water.
The National Parks have taken quite a few hits lately. Between Hurricane Sandy, Forest Fires, Colorado Floods, and the Government Shutdown it has been a rough year. If you would like support your National parks Donate to the National Parks Foundation.