I’m changing things up today and bringing you to the east coast. I had the opportunity to visit the east coast during the fall season with a great group of photographers that get together every year. The group is called North by Northwest (nXnw) because the original trip started in the pacific northwest, but it has since ventured to different parts of the country. This year was to Acadia National Park in Maine.
I was hoping to see more fall colors, but I think this trip was a little early for colors in that area, but there were a few pockets of color. It was also refreshing and different for me to shoot the coast line and just experience landscapes on the east coast. The weather was rainy for the first part of the trip, but it just gave us another challenge to come up with images. I always enjoy a challenge and find you learn new skills when faced with new photographic situations.
This is an image from Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. I’ll give you a larger view of the pond in a future post, but for this post I’m sticking to some fall colors that were along the banks of Jordan Pond. I was zooming in to capture the fall colors and about that time a flock of seagulls decided to swarm the area doing landing and take offs and so I turned on my continuous fast shutter and captured this frame of them swirling in front of the wonderful fall colors. It was a fun scene to watch and unfold. They just kept taking off swirling and then landing for a few seconds and then repeating the process. Such a fun site to see and absorb.
- Camera: Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
- Lens: XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens
- ISO: 400
- Focal Length: 200 mm
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), Capture One Pro 8, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4