Exploring Coastal Maine

This fall season I finally got to travel to Maine and visit a few of the amazing coastal towns Maine has to offer. It has always been a goal of mine to get up to New England to capture some images and finally that opportunity arrived.

This trip was roughly 8 days, split between Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park and Camden Maine. I heard amazing things about both locations and figured by starting in Acadia and Bar Harbor, I could easily work my way down the coast as I went to Camden. The goal was to hit the area with the fall foliage almost at peak season or at least with plenty of amazing color. 

I didn't know exactly what to expect but based on photographs I have seen from others and some research I did via Google Earth I felt like I had a fairly good game plan. I knew I wanted to try and capture some long exposures during the day so I prepared my kit by acquiring several different neutral density filters in various strengths. I hadn't really done much in the realm of long exposure work, outside of dusk or night time so this was going to be an experiment to see if I could acquire images similar to ones that have inspired me from other photographers. 

The trip up north was long, but the weather was just perfect hovering in the mid 70's. Acadia National Park is an extremely popular tourist destination during the summer months, so I knew there would be the potential of a lot of folks visiting to capture the foliage. 

Cameras used were a combination of Olympus Micro-4/3rds and Fuji mirrorless cameras. I mainly jumped between the Olympus OM-D EM-1 and the Fuji X-E1. Lens used most often were the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pro zoom lens and the Fuji 14mm f2.8 prime lens. These are great lens and proved to be excellent for landscape photography.

Enjoy the photos. Click on a photo to view full size.