In my last post "Winter's Ocean Blue," I talked about Sand Beach and shared a photograph captured by standing along the edge of the ocean water. It was breezy and I noticed that James the adventure pup had joined Jared to take cover from the wind behind the hill facing Bee Hive. This was also the direction that the sun would have been rising and visible if we did not have as much cloud cover. Just when they thought I was done, I ran over and said just a few more minutes. I took one look at the scene and knew that even without the warm rising sun glow, the muted winter landscape was also so beautiful and something I wanted to photograph. It was also a welcomed shelter from the strong wind I had been exposed to as it whipped across the beach.
I try to share on my blog about what it is that makes me love outdoor photography and what it takes to get out and live fun adventures. I think it is the physical nature of the experience. Sometimes you have to crawl on the ground or seek out the highest point you can find. In this case, I turned around to find another story, another moment to capture and share of Winter Beauty on a bleak sunrise morning in Acadia National Park. I began climbing the small hill to shoot down (the first image below) and then I decided to walk down the hill to get closer. From this perspective you can see the snow a little more. I even managed to capture James the Adventure Pup in a frame too as I shot through the scene and he decided to find his own preferred spot to take in the view before looking back at me (an iconic pose of his) and then out across the landscape.
Stories are unfolding all around us and on this winter morning in Acadia National Park, the 180 degree change in direction provided another wonderful landscape to further tell the story of Sand Beach.
January Bee HiveLooking back towards Bee Hive from Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. January 2015 © Jlynn Frazier.
January Bee Hive, Part of the Adventure Pup SeriesLooking back towards Bee Hive from Sand Beach and James the Adventure Pup joined me for a closer look, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. January 2015 © Jlynn Frazier.