Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's Not Too Late!

There are a few spots left for my fall photography tour to Acadia National Park.   Acadia is my favorite destination in New England.   We will be there October 16-18, 2015.  We will see the park highlights and a few hidden gems.   The foliage will be close to peak.   It will be a fantastic weekend that you won't want to miss!

The price of the tour includes lodging, ground transportation from the South Shore Science Center and photo instruction.   All of that is included for only $375!   In addition, author, historian and naturalist John Galluzzo will be joining us for the tour.   His fantastic insight and humor have made him a favorite tour guide for many people over the years.

To sign up, please call the South Shore Science Center at 781 659 2559 or visit this link:

The image accompanying this post was made in late June.   The doe was making its way through a beautiful field of wildflowers.   I pulled my car to the side of the road and spent a half hour observing this wonderful scene.   Acadia has a no hunting policy, which has led to a very high deer population.   Deer are one of the most commonly sighted animals in and around the park.   This doe was just outside of the park in a local farm field.   I am still stunned at how surreal the scene was.    It was as if I stumbled onto a movie set!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lightning Bug Review - Fireworks over New England

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to test and review the Lightning Bug made by MK Controls.   This interesting device detects infrared light a split second before fireworks and lightning are visible to the human eye.   This control allows you to make images that you might otherwise miss.   You can read my entire review and see more images on the Hunt's blog here:

The image accompanying this blog post was made with the Lightning Bug in June at the Lobster Boat Races in Bass Harbor, ME.   We will be visiting Bass Harbor during my upcoming photo tour of Acadia National Park.   Bass Harbor is a classic working fishing village in Downeast Maine.   We will make many beautiful images of lobster boats and the surrounding scenery.   In addition to Bass Harbor, we will photograph all of the highlights of Acadia and a few off the beaten path locations.   This three day tour is from October 16-18, 2015.   The price for the tour includes lodging, photo instruction and ground transportation from the South Shore Science Center in Norwell, MA.  All of that is included for only $375!    To sign up, please call the South Shore Science Center at 781 659 2559.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Idyllic Dawn

This pastoral scene was the highlight of my lupine photography tour in June.   We woke well before dawn and headed to a previously scouted location with the hopes of witnessing a glorious sunrise.   Mother nature delivered!
The panoramic image is tone mapped for greater detail in the sky and the foreground lupines.   I intentionally included the barn and old truck on the left side of the image.   They add a touch of Yankee New England to the scene.  I wistfully wished that I could have found a better vantage of St. Matthews Chapel in the distance.   Only the top of the steeple was visible above the tree line.   This was one of the best sunrise scenes that I have viewed this year.   I was thrilled to share it with all of the tour participants who joined me!

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