Coastal Photography

In one of previous blogs, I discussed if there is a better time to take photos (Is there a better time to take pictures?).

These series of photos demonstrates the diversity of lighting, color and composition over different periods of time at various coastal locations on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Each picture shows a difference in the colors and the mood experienced due to the particular ambient lighting at the time of day the image was taken. For example, the picture with the two girls looking at the waves crashing on the rocky coast of Schoodic Point, Maine yield a blue that may not have been seen if the picture was taken in the low light of morning or evening.

The picture from the top of Cadillac Mountain shows the colors of the rising sun refracting over the horizon and through the clouds which is only possible at sunset or sunrise.

These two images taken at different times demonstrate that while a “golden rule” dictating the perfect time to take certain type of pictures exists, like most rules they are meant to be broken when the opportunity presents itself.

In my opinion, it really comes down to the individual photographer and their specific desire to capture the lighting, color and overall composition of a particular subject. To fulfill this task, it may mean that the photographer will break the “golden rule” of photography as mentioned above.



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July 29, 2013


Great images, I like them.

July 27, 2013


great image, thanks for sharing

July 27, 2013


Sunset is the best time of day to capture beautiful images!The best light is at sunset.

July 26, 2013


I just return from Acadia,light is great here 24/7 sun or rain It is my 5th visit and I can not wait for next trip here.

July 25, 2013


love the sunrise photo. i agree. once you understand the rules, you can always work outside of them.

July 25, 2013


That's what I think. I just take my camera and capture the light to see what happens. If the light or mood is not good enough, trash...

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