This shot of Otter Cliffs is much more familiar to me in that it represents the way I am used to seeing this spot. On most mornings the waves are a lot less dangerous than when Hurricane Bill came through last weekend, and they serve more to add to the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of being in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
From a photographical point of view I keep getting drawn back to this place, and when visiting in the early morning light, it never fails to impress me. An hour or so away from where I live, it is always worth the early start to catch the morning light on the granite rock face of Otter Cliffs.
On this particular morning, the skies cooperated with some soft and subtle color in the clouds, and a slower shutter speed further softened the scene as the waves gently washed ashore over the round rocks on what is sometimes called Boulder Beach.
I am heading down to Acadia National Park Sunday morning again… this time along with photographer friend Monty Rand to see what kind of impact tropical storm Danny has on the coastline. Last weekend’s brush with Bill was not a pleasant one, even though it resulted in some dramatic and dangerous waves. And although I do not expect anywhere near the same conditions from Danny, perhaps we will find some interesting shooting opportunities.