In the autumn of 2006, I made my first visit to the Maine, to photograph Acadia National Park, one of the smallest national parks in America, and one of the only national parks east of the Mississippi. I quickly realized that Acadia was one of those rare, incredibly beautiful places where you can experience the ocean, mountains, woods, lakes and ponds, all within minutes of each other on a small island, barely one hundred miles from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. And in the early weeks of October, the Autumn colors were at their peak.
When I began my photography career, virtually all my fine art images were black and white. Acadia was one of the first places I photographed exclusively in color, though I've been working in black and white there in recent years too. The color of the light in northern Maine is different from any other place I've photographed, and it plays well over the foliage, granite cliffs and serene skies common in Acadia.
In 2014, I wrote the ebook, The Photographers Guide to Acadia, and in 2015 I self-published Under October Skies, a coffee table photography book of my favorite images of the Park, made during nine of my annual October visits.
I made my twelfth and thirteenth trips to Acadia in 2016.
Visit my website dedicated to my Acadia photos, Images of Acadia.