Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Photography Workshop in Acadia National Park

I recently lead a Mass Audubon tour to Acadia National Park in Maine with John Galluzzo. We photographed for three days. With a Nor'easter roaring through the Gulf of Maine, the first two days were very wet. This shot was made at the end of the second day. Our group had been patient and persevered through the rain to see this glorious sunset!

I was very proud of our group. Despite a lot of rain, no one complained. In fact, we managed to have a lot of fun and we photographed all day. Much of the time we spent in forests where the trees helped slow down the rain. The rest of the time we diligently wiped our lenses clean and kept our cameras covered in plastic bags.

This image is a prime example of why it pays to photograph in stormy weather. While this shot looks sunny and relatively pleasant, it was still intermittently raining! Often times the edges of rough weather can produce fantastic atmosphere and light for outstanding landscape images. So grab your rain jacket and get out there!

This trip was outstanding. We learned a lot about photography and nature while sharing a lot of good natured fun and camaraderie. Thank you to John and all of the participants for making this trip so enjoyable!

Our trip was so successful that John and I are now planning a trip to Glacier National Park next summer. I will post the details once we finalize our itinerary. Thanks again to everyone who joined me on this adventure!

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