I attended a Canon Workshop in Acadia National Park, and stayed in Bar Harbor…. I started off with ‘Lobstah!’ Which is how lobster is pronounced when in Maine. I attended a Canon Workshop in Acadia National Park, and stayed in Bar Harbor….
First meal in Maine… My guy, opted for clams and a local beer……
both were delicious!
Lobster crates turned into garden furniture:
Almost better than the opportunity to learn under an incredible photographer, in a gorgeous landscape was the following selling point…. Canon wrote, ‘bring a sweater!’ In August? See Above!!
Because the climate is so different from Florida, here a few comparisons:
- Hydrangeas are in full bloom, something we enjoy in May in Florida
- Blueberries are in season, and they had warm cobbler with vanilla ice cream on many menus
- Oreo cookie whoopie pies….. I’d have included and image, but you know the oreo cookie smile!
The workshop was under the instruction of Photographer Tyler Stableford, Canon’s Explorers of light workshops. Men’s Journal named him, “One of the 7 World’s Greatest Adventure Photographers” and he was very open and willing to share his experiences with us to help capture the Maine landscape and environmental portraiture opportunities of the weekend.
We began in Bass Harbor, at a working lobster dock, photographing images of the dock until an actual lobster boat came in to unload.
This is the marina office…. I don’t think I had a preconceived picture in my mind of a Lobster dock office, but this one has it all, stacks of traps, lobster floats painted differently for each lobsterman/company and a lobster pound next door!
Shots around the dock:
One of my favorite images of the Lobster Dock, love the reflection of the marina in the old weathered window.
When the boat docked, the men quickly insured that each crate had the same weight of live lobster in them
Before we moved on to the coastline area we had lunch. Thurston’s is the lobster pound next door. I understood they would weigh a lobster and you paid for your lunch by the pound. I didn’t know they placed the little guy on a scale, facing you to weigh them…….He/she looked at me. I should have only had the blueberry cobbler.
off to the coastline……. and to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Our sunset was masked by a damp fog….
Day 2…. tomorrow……
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