On my recent trip to Acadia National Park I scouted a new area and was surprised to find an incredible overlook and area that I have never seen up close. I remember driving along the park loop road in Acadia wondering how to get to the area but never expected to actually find access. Well, I was wrong and after scouting out the photographic potential one afternoon, I went back the very next morning at sunrise to pursue some long exposure photography images. I was rewarded with spectacular views and pristine light. In one of the first images I used evergreen trees as silhouettes and size clues in front of the picturesque New England seacoast scenery. The sun was peeking through the clouds illuminating the trees and painting the coastal scene in beautiful hues and colors. A grad neutral density filter allowed to overcome the strong contrast between the dark foreground and the bright sky.
Aperture was f/22 providing a 1 second exposure time at ISO100. During post processing I leveled the horizon, removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, color saturation and contrast before sharpening the final image of "Light Surge".
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