Winners of one of the many support races.
A little playing with the zoom here:
After breakfast we walked around the main streets and the shore and said we'd come back later for shopping in some of the many cool little stores overlooking the park and the bay...but we never did.
From town we drove into the park and up to the summit of
Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the US eastern seaboard. The fog obsured what I'm sure has to be one of America's best views. I wanted to be up there for the 4:15 AM sunrise but there was no point because of the fog and rain.
I can't begin to describe the beauty of this place. If you haven't been there you should make it a point to go. Mountains, rocks, crashing waves, sandy beaches, tidal pools, fishing, swimming (brrrr!), hiking, deep forests, and a LONG scenic drive around the island. I shot hundreds of photos! We didn't have near enough time to spend here. Allow at least three full days, probably more to explore one of Americas (the worlds!) most beautiful spots.
I downloaded the Free Beta version of Adobe's Lightroom last week and cranked up the blues to bring out the shadows. I then used the "Smooth" slider to lessen the appearance of the rain drops. It's a little dark but this is one of my favorite images. Let me know what you think of the photo.
I have thoughts of turning this one into a large painting. Should I put it on canvas? Maybe a water color? Probably acrylic...if it isn't all dried up. I haven't done a painting since 1992. I'm a little afraid to attempt it again. I've been away from painting more years than I did it. I look at this and I see it as a painting. Maybe I'll do it next week.
Same shot, different venue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darajohnson/198146832/
Check out lightroom at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom/