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Posts tagged “Acadia National Park

HDR Extreme-Fall Colors at Jordan Pond

HDR Image of Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

Fall Colors Flank Jordan Pond and "The Bubbles", Acadia National Park

I know there is debate on the artistic merits of the HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique and how it is applied.   I’m not one of the minimalists, but I do agree it can certainly be overdone.   To tell you the truth my only barometer is whether or not I think it looks cool on whatever image I’m working on.   I thought the more extreme HDR look worked for this one, but of course not everyone will agree.   Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine is a photogenic location, but I was never able to catch it with a calm surface on my short time there.   It is certainly a location I would like to revisit someday.  This image was created from a bracketed set of three exposures, combined using Photomatix software with a final tweak in Photoshop Elements.


Moonrise Over The Atlantic

I posted an unremarkable photo yesterday to illustrate a point, I thought I’d use one today of the same general subject which I thought turned out more pleasing.  This was just a quick shot from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine.  At the time I had been more interested in shooting the sunset, and the brightly lit cruise ship in the harbor below, so this was image was something of an afterthought.   I think I find it works better as a vertical crop, the original was horizontal.

Moonrise Over The Atlantic

Moonrise Over The Atlantic