My name is David Patterson, and as you might have already guessed, I have a passion for photographing the landscape. Born and raised in Ireland but now living in Maine, I feel very fortunate to be able to call such a beautiful state my home.
Mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, fields and the ocean… there is so much to see and photograph in a wide variety of seasons across the magnificent landscape of Maine. I live fairly close to Acadia National Park, one of the most beautiful places on this earth and an absolute jewel of a national park. Acadia holds a special place in my heart, and I visit it every chance I get.
Although I love living in Maine, I still miss my original home, Ireland. Growing up there I always knew Ireland was a beautiful country, but I don’t think I truly grasped just how incredibly scenic it is. Looking through a more mature lens, it’s only now that I have a better appreciation for the character and splendor of my original home, and I hope that my photographs of Ireland give you some sense of place, history, and beauty.
Just as I appreciate and love the state of Maine and my home country of Ireland, recent travel to other places within the United States has me eager to share my experiences. I have had the good fortune to experience and photograph the desolate and surreal desert scenes of Death Valley, the verdant (and rocky) vistas of Yosemite, the red rocks of southern Utah, and the impressive Pacific shoreline of Big Sur.
This blog started out very simply as a means to share photographs and stories with friends and family. Over time though, it has grown, and in doing so has introduced me to an extended blogosphere community whose support and conversation I truly appreciate. It never ceases to amaze me how technology can help make connections, so thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my stories and photographs.
If interested in viewing an online gallery of my photographs, check out my “other” site at: http://www.acadiaandbeyond.com