Yet another foggy sunset… two days into our vacation and I was beginning to wonder if we were ever going to see the sun! Having said that, landscape photographers look for several things when making photographs… an interesting scene of course, good light, and one of the most important components of many good landscape photographs… an interesting sky. Ideally you get to include dramatic clouds with a fiery sunrise/sunset sky in every composition, but since that isn’t always possible, my next favorite type of condition to shoot in is fog… the thicker the better. Luckily there was plenty on hand on this particular evening.
People said that bringing a dog into our lives would be the healthiest thing we could ever do, since providing him with adequate exercise would mean that we too would have to get ourselves moving… they were right, and boy does it feel good! Day two of our “summer” vacation in Acadia National Park, and it was time for Oliver’s evening stroll. We’d already covered the two local trails (Wonderland and Ship Harbor) so we decided to go a couple of miles further from the cottage and explore the rocky shoreline of Seawall. On the western side of Mount Desert Island, Seawall is a naturally formed rocky sea wall that offers protection from the Atlantic and great views of Great Cranberry Island. Neighboring a popular wooded campground, this favorite picnicking spot is renowned for the expansive area of shallow tide pools rich in ocean life that become accessible when the tide is low. Oliver had a great time scampering over the wet rocks and exploring all of the salty, stinky smells uncovered by the wet conditions, and we enjoyed sharing our somewhat subdued Seawall sunset with him.