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Posts tagged “Fall Color

Fall at Beaver Pond

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Another 2008 image from Acadia National Park.  This was among the very first images I took in the park.  We had arrived at Bar Harbor in the evening, and I took a little recon drive into the park.  I recall driving around a curve and two things hit me….first I recognized this was beaver pond which I recognized from my trip research, second…wow!   I HAD picked the right week to visit, fall color looked to be peaking inside the park.   I wasn’t alone either, there were at least five cars parked along the road , and five to ten photographer with tripods shooting the trees and glassy water in the fading light.  I pulled over, found a spot, and took a few photos myself of course, the best of which yous see here.


Sometimes You Get Lucky – Fall Reflections In New England

 

Fall Reflections In New England

Fall Reflections At Lower Baker Pond, New Hampshire

Sometimes you get lucky.   My wife and I were driving from Acadia National Park on the Maine coast to Woodstock, Vermont.   I had researched the heck out of both those locations, but didn’t know much about what lay between.   We were very tired, on a seemingly endless secondary highway winding it’s way generally westward.   This was a remote area, towns and businesses were few and far between.   Eventually it became clear that a….ummm…..’rest stop’  was needed.    I parked on the highway shoulder as safely as possible, walked about 20 feet from the car, and there it was….a mirror smooth lake reflecting a hillside of spectacular fall foliage.   I set up the tripod and shot a few bracketed sets of exposures, one set of which was combined using Photomatix software into the HDR image above.    Google Earth provided me with the name of the lake – Lower Baker Pond.     Sometimes you get lucky, just make sure you have your camera ready.