The sun rises over Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine.
During the fall and winter months, those who brave the howling winds and frigid temps at Cadillacs' peak are rewarded with the first touch of the suns light in America. If you decide to see it for yourself, come prepared. Dress warm and expect crowds bigger than you would reasonable expect for an experience that requires a pre dawn wake-up call and a winding drive around the mountain.
Nobody who's been to Old Orchard Beach during high tourist season will ever mistake it for being serene. This is one of the things that I love about photography, it's up to you as an artist to convey mood, place, emotion. It's all within your control.
Sun rises over Spring Point Ledge Lighhouse in Portland, Maine.
This is one of the first long exposure images I ever made. Armed with just a 4 stop ND filter and a polarizer I still managed to squeeze out a decently long exposure under the cover of pre dawn darkness. The smoothness of the water I had anticipated, the intensity and saturation of colors that comes along with long exposures was a surprise.