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The Photographer's Guide to Acadia National Park: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

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Detailed descriptions of nearly 100 of the top photographic opportunities to be found in Acadia National Park and nearby locales.
Known for their conservation-conscious photography, Jerry and Marcy Monkman have spent the last twenty years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define New England. Their latest book is your essential guide for taking the best photos of the breathtaking mountains and coastlines of Maine’s premier outdoor destination. With ...
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Overview

Detailed descriptions of nearly 100 of the top photographic opportunities to be found in Acadia National Park and nearby locales.
Known for their conservation-conscious photography, Jerry and Marcy Monkman have spent the last twenty years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define New England. Their latest book is your essential guide for taking the best photos of the breathtaking mountains and coastlines of Maine’s premier outdoor destination. With detailed descriptions of photo hot spots in and around the park, this book is a must-have for amateur and professional photographers alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881508864
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/7/2010
  • Series: The Photographer's Guide Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 247,406
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Monkman is an adventure and conservation photographer and writer, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. During the last decade, his photographs have contributed to the conservation of several hundred thousand acres of wilderness across New England. His writings and photographs about New England’s wild and noteworthy places have been published by publications around the world, including National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker, Yankee, Down East, Men’s Journal, and the Washington Post. He currently lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with his wife Marcy and their two children, Acadia and Quinn.

Since 1993, Marcy Monkman has managed EcoPhotography, a conservation photography business that she co-founded with her husband, Jerry. She has also co-authored adventure guidebooks and photography books about New England, including Discover Acadia National Park, The Colors of Fall, and The Colors of Fall Road Trip Guide. She currently lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with her husband and their two children, Acadia and Quinn.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Using This Guide 10

Tips for Photographing the Maine Coast 11

Eastern Mount Desert Island

I Bar Harbor and Environs 19

1 Main Street 19

2 Town Pier and Shore Path 19

3 Dorr Point 20

4 Bar Island 20

II Sand Beach and Ocean Drive 23

5 Sand Beach 23

6 Great Head 23

7 Ocean Drive 24

8 The Beehive 26

III Eastern Mount Desert Island Roadside Ponds 29

9 The Tarn 29

10 The Wild Gardens of Acadia 30

11 Sieur de Monts Woodlands 30

12 Little Long Pond 31

13 Eagle Lake 32

IV Cadillac Mountain 35

14 The Summit Road 36

15 Cadillac Hiking Trails 38

V The Carriage Roads 40

16 Jordan Pond 40

17 Hemlock and Waterfall Bridges 42

18 Carriage Road Ponds 43

VI The Park Loop Road 45

19 Frenchman Bay 47

20 Champlain Mountain 47

21 Otter Cove 48

22 Little Hunters Beach and Hunters Head 48

23 Bubble Rock and South Bubble 48

VII Northeast Harbor Gardens 51

24 Asticou Azalea Garden 51

25 Thuya Garden 52

Western Mount Desert Island

VIII Southwest Harbor and Beyond 55

26 Southwest Harbor and Manset 56

27 Seawall 57

28 Wonderland 57

29 Ship Harbor 58

30 Bass Harbor 58

31 Bernard 59

IX Somesville and Mount Desert 60

32 Thompson Island 62

33 Somesville 62

34 Pretty Marsh 63

35 Indian Point 64

36 Seal Cove 64

X Western Ponds and Peaks 66

37 Acadia Mountain 67

38 Flying Mountain 68

39 Beech Mountain 68

40 Long Pond 68

41 Echo Lake 68

XI Cranberry Isles 70

42 Isleford (Little Cranberry Island) 72

43 Great Cranberry Island 72

44 Baker Island 73

Beyond Mount Desert Island

XII Down East 75

45 Schoodic Peninsula 76

46 Corea 77

47 Jonesport 77

48 Beats Island and Great Wass Island 78

49 Machias Seal Island 78

50 Cutler 80

51 Lubec 81

52 West Quoddy Head 82

XIII Isle au Haut and Blue Hill Peninsula 85

53 Castine 85

54 Blue Hill Reversing Falls 85

55 Deer Isle 86

56 Stonington 87

57 Isle au Haut 89

Favorites 93

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