Norm Solomon  


Boulder Beach-Acadia National Park, Maine by Norm Solomon

November 2021 - Boulder Beach-Acadia National Park, Maine

About the Image(s)

My intent with this photo was to capture the impact of first light on the boulders. To accomplish this, myself and the folks I was traveling with got up very early one morning and while still dark hiked onto the beach. I should add that walking on this beach is not for the faint of heart! The boulders can move when you step on them…and as well there were patches of poison ivy. Luckily I was able to avoid the poison ivy and found a large, relatively stable boulder to sit down on <I say relatively stable because I did find myself rolling around a bit!… Thankfully my camera was on a tripod so it stayed put>…Then I waited for the sunrise and I hope I achieved what I set out to do. I’ve been to Acadia National Park many times but this was the first time I got to Boulder Beach before sunrise…well worth it!

Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.


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9 comments posted




Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Norm,
Magnificent! Strong impact. The colors in the sunset and the reflections in the water and rocks are beautiful. Nice composition. It was worth getting up early. It deserves to be framed.   Posted: 11/06/2021 08:22:23
Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Thanks Barbara. I was fortunate to be there for such a lovely sunrise…and even more fortunate not to fall on my face while negotiating the boulders!😀   Posted: 11/06/2021 08:40:58
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
I meant to write sunrise. The spectacular colors looked like a sunset too.   Posted: 11/06/2021 11:06:11



Harriet Ciccone
Stan, very nice image. The complimentary colors of the blue boulders and the sunrise are spectacular.
  Posted: 11/07/2021 10:19:42



Cindy Bilinsky   Cindy Bilinsky
(Group 67)
Hi Norm,
This image has nice depth of field and leads the eye into the image. There is a lot of interesting lines and textures as your eye moves through the boulders to the colors of the sunrise reflecting in the water and the interesting clouds and colors in the sky. Nice image.   Posted: 11/07/2021 18:37:40



John Hackett   John Hackett
Well worth getting up for. Fabulous colours and light. The foreground boulders really add to the picture.   Posted: 11/13/2021 05:41:31



Marian Bodart   Marian Bodart
Hi Norm, This is a wonderful image. Beautiful colors, great textures and lines all leading the eye to that spectacular sunrise. Thank you for getting up early and sharing this with us!
  Posted: 11/17/2021 09:10:24



Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Great shot, and a good story about getting it.
This reminds me greatly of Ansel Adams's Mt. Williamson shot.   Posted: 11/24/2021 17:33:42
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Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Thanks to all for the wonderful comments. Much appreciated!
Norm   Posted: 11/24/2021 18:03:56