Acadia National Park – The Ocean Path Trail

Acadia National Park – The Ocean Path Trail

Amazing Scenery

What a place to visit with its amazing beauty and diversity.  I had been dreaming for a while to visit this National Park in Maine and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I took a few weeks to prepare my visit and the website, www.acadiamagic.com was a great help offering a  virtual visit of the key locations such as the Ocean Path Trail of this amazing National Park.

It gave me a chance to find the place that I wanted to visit and shoot. This site describes  valuable information of the key areas to visit and GPS coordinates of these locations. You can also find other GPS coordinates of the park on this page and then program them in your own GPS. You will save time if you spend a bit of time planning and preparation your visit.

Here are a couple of shots that I made at sunrise when most people are still sleeping. These shots were taken near the Ocean Path near the Sand Beach Parking area (GPS: Latitude 44.330198; Longitude -68.183998)  I would scout one scene during the daytime and shoot it the next morning. All I hoped was that nature would cooperate and offer perfect conditions for shooting great images the next morning.

In preparing my trip I loaded a few software on my iPhone that I found extremely useful. You will find the links of these apps at the bottom of the post The Photographer’s Ephemeris® (TPE)  is a tool to help you plan outdoor photography in natural light, especially landscape and urban scenes. It is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth. Tide Graph Pro universal app provides over 6000 US tide and water current predictions without the need for an internet connection. Optimum CS-Pro the unique tool for photographers and cinematographers seeking maximum image sharpness. If your camera is not equip with GPS like my 5D Markl II, you can also download GeoLocation Pro this app will obtain your coordinates (latitude, longitude and altitude).

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The Ocean Path Trail

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The Ocean Path Trail

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The Ocean Path Trail

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The Ocean Path Trail

The trail is easy and follows beautiful cliffs. If you have the intention of getting down and closer to the shore make sure you that you wear good hiking footwear as the terrain is dangerous, difficult and extremely slippery.

Great apps for Acadia National Park Photograher’s on the Ocean Path Trail

Here are the apps links that I recommended in this post

The Photographer’s Ephemeris® (TPE) by Crookneck Consulting LLC

Tide Graph Pro by Brainware

Optimum CS-Pro by George Douvos

GeoLocation Pro by Internetik LLC

 

This is a quote that explains very well why I like to get to a location before sunrise and appreciate what is in front of my eyes. There is nothing like the light at sunrise

” I’m a very early riser, and I don’t like to miss that beautiful early morning light.”

David Hockney

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