Feb 15, 2011

The Beehive in Acadia National Park

Last summer I made another trip to one of my favorite New England travel destinations: Acadia National Park on the rocky granite coast of Northern Maine. After parking the car at the Sand Beach parking area I took an easy beach walk along Sand Beach followed by a steep wooded climb up to the cliffs of Great Head. It doesn't take much effort to get to the top and the reward is a spectacular view over Sand Beach and the Beehive. Although fog is a common sight on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park I felt lucky this morning to find a band of fog floating through the valley. The magic did not last long and the fog burned off fast. I acted quickly, set up camera and tripod before capturing the small tidal creek and the Beehive, one of Acadia National Park's icons. In this landscape photograph the aperture was set to f/7.1 resulting in a shutter speed of 1/100 sec. Post processing involved minor color saturation before sharpening the image.

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