Your shopping cart is empty.
Oct 04, 2021
Anytime I am set to travel whether it is for business, family or pleasure, I do my best to google as many great photography spots as possible. Often it takes a long time to round up a to do list for photography. Here I do my best to distill down where I am excited to go do photography! I have yet to be to any of these places but I am excited from what I see on google!
1) Willard Beach at sunset.
2) Cape Porpoise is a better option for more harbory kinds of shots.
3) Portland Head Lighthouse. The sunrise at Portland Head for it's sheer impact and scenic beauty. You can photograph the lighthouse from both the north and south sides, ranging out on cliffs on either side or climbing down to the water among smooth boulders on the north side. (sometimes the gate is locked and you can't drive in but I think you can always get in early on foot).
4) Old orchard beach – great pier heading out into the ocean.
Getting out on the water
The Maragaret Todd in Bar Harbor is a classic Maine cruise on a large sailboat. The park service excursion and tour of Baker Island, which has a great view of the mountains on the main island looking north as well as some interesting features of the island such as a lighthouse and old cemetery..
Lubec is certainly amazing with West Quoddy lighthouse. On the grounds of the lighthouse are awesome trails with moss covered tree and bog with insectivorous plants. The working harbor in lubec is interesting as are the abandon buildings and the street art.
Cutler is one of the most fantastic harbors with lobster boats! View the harbor from both sides! There are trails on the other side that lead up the hill overlooking the harbor!
Bailey Island for both sunrise and sunset
Garrison Cove, Mackerel Cove, and the Giant's Stairs being especially interesting.
Lookout Point Harpswell is one of the best sunset locations in Maine.
Five Islands and Pemaquid are both classic sunrise locations, but I wouldn't skip them entirely for a sunset, as there are opportunities for nice light at those times as well. Five Islands is also a good sunrise spot and has great harbor vibes. The Pemaquid lighthouse is particularly good if you go down on the rocks to the right of the lighthouse. Look for leading lines in the rock pointing to the lighthouse. Also driving back, checkout the harbor with lobster boats on the right on 32.
Marshall Point Lighthouse, an awesome location with nearby Port Clyde harbor also worth exploring for sunset further down the midcoast.
Prospect Harbor, on the other side of Schoodic, is a beautiful little spot at the end of the day.
Acadia - Places to visit This is a short to do list from my research
Jessup path – beautiful boardwalk through the woods. This is especially stunning in fall. Make sure to stop and look at the small details
The tarn – Pools of water, lilypads and reeds. Especially cool in fall. Great water reflection shots. Arrive around 8 am. You are looking for sunlight on the mountain and shade in the water.
Kane path – similar to Jessup path
Beaver dam pond – great in the fall. WOnderfull reflections
Jordan pond – classic picture of the bubbles (mountains). Astro photography (star circles)
Monument cove - just to the north of this cove is a parking lot. Stop there and follow the path out of the parking lot onto the rocks for spectacular sunrises.
Boulder beach – You can hear the boulders during strong waves. Arrive for sunrise. Establish a spot along the shore line (as the tide is going out!!)Use long exposure (15 sec) for dreamy water. Beware LOTS of people show up!
Little hunter beach and hunter beach – little hunter is often missed. Just north of the beach and overlooking it are great rocks for sunrise
Bass harbor head lighthouse – classic and very busy
Schoodic drive – sunrise and sunset - a great place for pictures when stormy. Generally boring but great for bike rides. Very quiet.
Sunset in acadia - ship harbor, otter cliff, beach mountain (nice hike), Eagle lake.
The carriage roads are some of the most interesting aspects of the park. I'm sure we'll be taking groups here, and we will be walking in. My favorites bridges are Waterfall and Hemlock, which are a nice walk in to and very close to each other, and Cobblestone Bridge, which is another nice woods walk in a different part of the park. I think the carriage roads give you a much better appreciation of the natural setting as well as provide a sense of adventure and accomplishment, even with the small effort it takes to get to them. I like to walk on them, but renting a bike can be a lot of fun, too, and in the winter I cross country ski on them.
On Mount Desert Island (Acadia, Bar Harbor), for a working fishing harbor check out Bass Harbor from the Bernard side in late afternoon. We have Bass Harbor Lighthouse near there but it is often extremely busy, especially at sunset. Hadlock Falls is lovely and can be viewed through the arch of a stone bridge, outside of spring though it needs a good rainfall to get it flowing. For seascapes Ocean Drive between Sand Beach and Otter Point is ideal. Check every little path off the main trail to find hidden views. Don't ignore the section between Otter Cliffs and Otter Point.
The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this business has provided a returns & exchanges policy for all art purchases.
There is a 14 day return policy where the buyer pays return shipping for store credit.
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this Art Seller has published information about the archival materials used to create their products in an effort to provide transparency to buyers.
Using the Chromalux process, archival inks are used. This means the color of the print will last longer than we weill
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.
This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.
To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.
SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!
Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now!