Tag Archives: Maine

National Parks had become popular in 2020. Indoor entertainment has been put on hold for at least a year, people have searched for more outdoor options, and National Parks fit the bill. This is both a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. It's good that everyone is enjoying the National Parks, and it a bad thing that everyone is enjoying the National Parks. The latter is particularly challenging for photographers. When...

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This year is like no other. No need to rehash the reasons everyone is keenly aware of how and why 2020 is unique. The effects on those that like to travel to take photos have been severe and total. Landscape photographers are part of the worldwide travel and tourism industry. That industry has been halted until further notice. Landscape photography in 2020 is limited to what you can explore via your private automobile. While...

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Few compositional elements bring a smile to a landscape photographer's face than a well-placed reflection. Reflections generally signal other favorable conditions are present for impactful images. Conditions such as mist and low winds generally help create sharp reflections. Mornings offer the best opportunity to find crisp reflections. The presence of a reflection increases the compositional impact to an otherwise pedestrian composition and increasing compositional opportunities tenfold. While the opportunities are endless, you will need...

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Acadia National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country. Located within a day's drive of several large metropolitan areas keeps the daily visitor counts high. It is not uncommon during the busy summer months to get stuck in traffic and wait for parking at popular spots. Most national parks are centered around a specific attribute such as a desert, mountain range, or canyons. Unlike most National Parks, Acadia offers many...

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Zooming into Landscapes

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Ask any ten photographers what a landscape photo is, and you will get ten different answers. The truth is that most of their definitions would be correct. There really is no set definition; you just know it when you see it. I define landscape photos as any image that conveys the photographer's connection to the outdoor environment. That leaves the door open to any subject. It can be representational, impressionistic, abstract, urban, minimalist, rural, and...

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Mid-Coast Maine

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The Coastline of Maine is no secret to photographers and vacationers far and wide. The vast coastline is home to unknown numbers of cliffs, rocky beaches, lighthouses, lobster boats, quaint villages, and tranquil harbors. Maine is home to over 3,400 miles of coastline, and that's more than California. Throw in over two thousand coastal islands, and it's easy to see why millions of visitors flock here each year during the summer months. Many of those visitors...

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