Rebecca Wilks was one of four students on a private CMS Photography workshop to Acadia National Park held in mid-October 2014. This blog post features her thoughts and images from her experience. I hope you enjoy, as I so very much have, seeing Acadia through her eyes (and if you do, please leave her a comment on her post!). More of her work can be viewed on her website www.skylineimages.net and her blog at theviewfromtheskyline.blogspot.com.
I didn’t know what I was missing. Last year, that is, when Colleen valiantly invented a workshop “around” Acadia National park because the government had shut down and the park was closed. It’s just as well, because I would have been terribly disappointed if I had known what I know now.
Acadia is a really special place. From the historic carriage roads with their stone bridges to the classic rocky Maine coastline, I’m hooked. I’ve rarely had as delightful a group of traveling companions, as well. I’m looking forward as only a naive Arizona girl can to a trip in winter 2016.
Some images from the trip:
Sometimes I’ll be intrigued by something other than the main attraction. We’d stopped to shoot a bridge and Stanley Brook called to me from the forest. I loved the repetitive s-curves and the (very different from my desert home) mossy forest.
Honestly I had no idea what this image would look like, because the wind was blowing 50-60 and my eyes were watering so much that I couldn’t see anything. I may not have been the only one who was tempted to hike back to the vehicle and get off Cadillac Mountain, but Colleen the intrepid talked (shamed) us all into staying, and in the end I was pleased. The light seems otherworldly to me. That being said, we all agreed that we’d had about enough of this mountain and it didn’t make the short list of places to visit on our last two days, after Colleen had gone home.
Rain and fog in its fabulous moodiness. The voice in my head wants to stay cozy in bed, but I’d so glad we got out this day. Layers, colors, fog. I loved it.
I really wanted this one. We all did. We shot here mid-day and then on a densely overcast morning. We gave it yet another try on our last morning in the park and we saw this incredibly beautiful (no less so in its subtlety) treat. Ahhh.
Thanks for everything!!