Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On Location - Down East, Maine...Early Morning Light

   Monday dawned in all its splendor.  The waning Harvest Moon was still high in the sky as the sun rose bathing the landscape in a lovely racking light.  It is a wonderful time to go out and photograph even if you do it in slippered feet and your bathrobe!

   I still haven't figured out the it ebbing or flowing?  The tides in this region are some of the highest in the world...40 feet in some places.  But we are on a quiet inlet from the sea called Pennamaquan River.  Most of the names are derived from the native Abernaki tribes that populate the area.

  Yesterday, when the rain abatted for a bit, we went to see the famous reversing falls and watched the seals body surf in the rushing torrent.  It was one of the few times in recent memory that I wished I had a telephoto lens!  But I was content with just sharing the moment with these playful creatures.

   This would be an absolutely perfect place for painters.  The early Autumn colors are subtle and enchanting.

   With a day promising to be much improved from yesterday, we are off to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, Canada today.  It is an area rich in history and amazing landscapes.   Many Scots settled in this area in the mid to late 1800's so I will feel right at home!  


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