A Visit to Acadia National Park: Serene & Epic Nature
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY
A few weeks ago I posted about a trip I took to the stunning and epic Acadia National Park. Acadia is one of the most beautiful places I have been. This was an early Spring trip, so I can imagine how it is in the summertime. Despite this being primarily a blog dedicated to wedding photography, I think it's important to show aspects of my personal work. Maybe there's a faint hope that an Acadia National Park destination wedding is not too far off. I would savor that opportunity. Minnesota has immensely beautiful sections of state, too, but nothing like the Northeastern mountain ranges and seashores of Maine.
Stillness is omnipresent at Acadia National Park in Maine. Particularly in the early Spring (when I was there), uninterrupted and quiet beauty was abound. One of nature's most powerful qualities is, I think, the stillness that it evokes. This shot above captured that perfectly for me - particularly because the entire top half was perfectly mirrored in the lake below.
staying in the 24-35mm range
For portraiture, I will typically shoot with lenses that are closer to telephoto - within the 85mm range. But for these pure nature shots I stuck with wider lenses so as to get more of the full picture of what was before me. The shot above was shot with a 24mm Canon lens, and I used the rule of thirds within the frames as you can see.
THE RULE OF THIRDS
utilizing photography's golden rule
One has to master the rules before they can break with and experiment with them. I found myself implementing the rule of thirds quite a bit, both intentionally and subconsciously, at Acadia National Park. The rule of thirds operates under the premise that breaking the frame into three equal parts (or nine squares total) is most pleasing to the eye. You'll see that I most definitely used that in the shot above and I think it worked well there.
In summary visiting Acadia National park was a dream. I can only hope to shoot some weddings in dense nature environments such as this. that sort of epic beauty is truly profound and it really works well in framing any lovely couple.