Coastal Maine

The Coast of Maine is a photographer’s dream location. Miles and miles of rocky shoreline and countless islands make up Coastal Maine. It’s funny that I’ve visited Maine many times in the past and have not created a gallery of images until now. At one time in my life I spent a week’s “vacation” on Mount Desert Island every summer, exploring Acadia National Park. I have yet to dig out photos from those long ago vacations, but this gallery has been created from my visit in 2013 and then just this past June, 2017.

Driving north from Virginia along I95 off-season, I make it a point to leave the highway when I enter Maine to enjoy all the coastal villages along Highway 1. Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunkport, and Old Orchard Beach are all villages on the way to Portland and each are vacation attractions for throngs of people in the summer. In 2013 I spent a bit of time just south of Portland to be able to catch Portland Head Light at both sunrise and sunset on multiple days. Photographing the lighthouse in different light was guaranteed with a multiple day stay.

North of Portland are a series of islands shaped like long fingers into Casco Bay. I skipped about these islands last summer and present a few photos that I believe capture these islands and the culture of fisheries. I must say that the best lobster roll I have ever eaten came from a roadside trailer called Karen’s Hideaway in Boothbay! This part of Maine is very scenic, with lobster pounds and boats of all sizes.

Continuing north to Mount Desert Island with Acadia National Park and more fantastic photo opportunities abound. Although I’ve been down the steps and onto the coastal rocks below Bass Harbor Light in the past, this time with some help I made it out to the furthermost rock to get the better view of the lighthouse with the sunset behind it. The next few days were overcast gray with a light rain, and nothing was pretty in that light.

On to Lubec, the Eastern-most point of the United States, and photographic opportunities along the waterfront. While the sun set (and rose) outside the frame, the color in the sky added to the photos of West Quoddy Head Lighthouse.

Sunset Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth Maine.jpgPortland Head Light Sunrise Cape Elizabeth Maine.jpgPortland Head Light at Sunrise Cape Elizabeth Maine.jpgPortland Head Light Before Dawn Cape Elizabeth Maine.jpgSunrise Portland Head Light Cape Elizaeth Maine.jpgTwo Lights in Cape Elizabeth Maine.jpgTwo Lights Lighthouse Cape Elizabeth Maine.jpgPortland Maine Waterfront .jpgPemaquid Point Light and Coast Bristol Maine.jpgPrinces Point Ors Island Maine.jpgBass Head Light Sunset Acadia National Park Maine.jpgMarshall Point Lighthouse at Night.jpgMarshall Point Lighthouse with Milkyway in Maine.jpgMarshall Point Lighthouse Sunset Maine.jpgMarshall Point Lighthouse at Sunset Maine.jpgGlens Lobsters Bailey Island Maine.jpgBailey Island Maine.jpgCooks Lobster Pound Bailey Island Maine .jpgPemaquid Point Light at Blue Hour Bristol Maine.jpgPemaquid Point Light and Reflection Bristol Maine.jpgPemaquid Point Light Bristol Maine.jpgPink Skies in the Morning Five Islands Maine.jpgGolden Sunrise Five Islands Maine.jpgLupines and Barn Wiscasset Maine.jpgPrinces  Point Ors Island Maine.jpgThe Nubble Lobster Shack Mackerel Cove Maine.jpgGrasses in  Somesville Pond Mt Desert Island Maine.jpgAcadia National Park Maine Sunrise.jpgSomesville Selectmens Building and Bridge Mt Desert Island Maine.jpgThe Bubbles at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park Maine.jpgThe Bubbles from Jordan Pond Acadia National Park Maine.jpgSunrise off the Coast of Acadia National Park Maine.jpgSunrise from Acadia National Park.jpgAcadia Coastal Sunrise Acadia National Park Maine.jpgLubec View to a Canadian Lighthouse .jpgLobster Shack near Lubec Maine.jpgLubuc Bay of Fundy Maine.jpgRoadside Garden East Maine.jpgWest Quoddy Head Light Lubec Maine.jpgCedar Shingles in Lubec Maine.jpgWest Quoddy Head Light Sunset Glow Lubec Maine.jpgLupines in Lubec Maine.jpgWest Quoddy Head Lighthouse Lubec Maine.jpgWest Quody Head Light at Twilight.jpgWest Quody Head Lighthouse at Sunset Lubec Maine.jpgLubec Abandoned Fish Shed Maine.jpg