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Catching Waves in Acadia National Park


Waves rush out from the rocks of Acadia National Park in Maine

THE LOCATION: Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Maine


GPS: 44°19'14.5237" N 68°11'18.2583" W


THE EQUIPMENT: Canon 5D Mark IV | Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | Peak Design Travel Tripod (aluminum) | Breakthrough Filters 3x neutral density


THE STORY: Write this down.


No matter what you are photographing, never forget to occasionally look left, look right, and look behind you. You never know what image you might find that wouldn't otherwise see because you are so focused on what's right in front of you.


The tourists crammed into the narrow, slippery walkway of Acadia National Park's Thunder Hole, one of its most popular attractions.


It's a spot where the Atlantic rushes in and the pink granite spits ocean spray back out, making a loud rushing sound. Thus the "thunder."


It's neat. But I thought, looking behind me, the scenery on the other side of the lookout was just as wondrous.



Dave Pidgeon is a seasoned photographer and writer. He lives with his three sons in Lancaster, Pa. Prints are available to purchase at Pidgeon's-Eye View.

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