Acadia National Park – Day 5

Thursday was my last full day in Acadia and the weather could not have been more beautiful. I was up for sunrise on the seawall. The light was great but I struggled for a good composition.

ISO 100 | f/8 | 1/100 | 16mmISO 100 | f/8 | 1/100 | 16mm

ISO 100 | f/8 | 1/100 | 16mm

ISO 200 | f/8 | 1/50 | 35mm | Circular PolarizerISO 200 | f/8 | 1/50 | 35mm | Circular Polarizer

ISO 200 | f/8 | 1/50 | 35mm | Circular Polarizer

Thursday’s hike was the carriage road around Eagle Lake, about a six mile round trip. Eagle Lake is just like Jordan Pond, no swimming with crystal clear water. The hike had some nice colors in the trees and halfway through had a climb up to an overlook.

The overlook was fantastic, and really cold. Did I mention there’s lots of wind at the mountain tops? The island is named Mount Desert Island because the tops of the mountains are all deserted.

ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/320 | 70mmISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/320 | 70mm

ISO 200 | f/5.6 | 1/320 | 70mm

After my morning hike I went to the visitor center and had my sandwich in the parking lot. I took the shuttle to Bar Harbor, which is super touristy, and did some shopping. I really didn’t care for how touristy the town was and I’m glad I decided against staying in town.

After my I finished in town, I made it back to Blackwoods campground for my last night camping. I was staying on the other side of the campground for a little variety. I really liked this campsite and I had the best fire of the trip here. This campsite had a perfectly sized biscuit stick for me to enjoy my biscuits.

After dinner I did a driving tour of part of loop road for some sunset photos. I found several areas I wish I had found earlier (mainly for some night photography foregrounds), and took one of my favorite photos at dusk.

ISO 400 | f/11 | 10s | 35mmISO 400 | f/11 | 10s | 35mm

ISO 400 | f/11 | 10s | 35mm

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