One of the “must do” photographs is the Bass Harbor Light. Unlike Otter Cliffs and Jordan Pond, we were only at the Bass Harbor Light twice–once in the afternoon and once in mid-morning. It may be that the best time to be there (I have seen some wonderful photos after dark there) is either twilight or after dark, when the light is activated, we were not there at that time. Given that the light is lit in the a.m. sun and backlit in the afternoon, one would expect the best shot to be in the a.m. However, being there at times which were not optimal for light, I was surprised to see that my afternoon result actually yielded the most interesting light. The sky is dissappointingly washed out (which is par for the course at the time of day we were there), but I liked how the strong sidelighting (almost backlight) lit the window in the lower part of the lighthouse.
A surprising aspect of this shot is that you just scramble down among the rocks to get a decent perspective. Depending on whether the tide is high or low, this can be an adventure!
Filed under: MUSINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL | Tagged: Acadia National Park; Boats; Color; Maine; National Parks |