Eric Bailey Photography

Acadia – Behind The Scenes IIMarch 15, 2014

Acadia National Park

Acadia Mountain Trail no. 4 – Window to Norumbega Mountain

Natcho on Acadia Mountain

Natcho on Acadia Mountain Summit

On this past trip to Acadia Nation Park, I learned that patience while in the field can lead to interesting photographs. The weather, as you can see from the other photographs, was cloudy and constantly changing. Most of the time it shifted between overcast, dense fog, mist, and occasionally rain. While climbing Acadia Mountain, the sun came out for the first time in a few days. It managed to hide itself in fog by the time we reached the summit. I was not complaining because it cooled down, and I did not want to stuff my face with trail mix and cliff bars in direct sunlight. The lack of sun was great for our break, but did not make for great views of the surrounding land because the fog severely limited visibility. I wanted to photograph some of the mountains in the area but the fog was simply too thick. We decided to take it easy for a while and see what happened. After some time, the wind picked up again. However, this time the wind pushed the fog off of Somes Sound and formed a window that reavealed neighboring Norumbega Mountain and eventually St Sauveur Mountain. The experience was the total opposite from a few days earlier when I watched Cadillac disappear in front of my eyes. I was glad we took our time while at the summit, because I might have missed the opportunity to photograph the fog clearing over the mountains around me. I also took a great instax photograph of Natcho on the summit marker.