Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Maine: Water, Waves, and Whales

There were so many magical things about my summer trip to Maine.  Among all of the wonders, I was so captivated by the water, waves, and whales that I encountered during my trip.

I am always trying to capture what I

see and feel when photographing waves crash upon the shore.  The capture of this power has remained elusive.  Yet, I continue to try when I have the opportunity to be near the ocean.

My first attempt during my trip to Maine was at a sand beach within Acadia National Park.   I spent quite some time on the beach trying to show some of the power released as the waves made their way to shore.  Try as I might, I was not very successful in photographing what I was seeing.

When we went to Schoodic Point, I had much more luck in making images of the waves that I felt showed some of the power that I was witnessing.  The next three images were captured at Schoodic Point.  These three images are my favorites from many images taken over the course of several hours.

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Incoming
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Circle of Water
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Great Force

The third wave image, above, I feel gives a sense of that power that I was witnessing as I stood there.

We also enjoyed watching the waves as they came ashore at Wonderland.  I loved all of the gorgeous textures and colors of the rocks at Wonderland.

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Water and Rocks

Water and waves excited me a great deal.  But, I find nothing more exciting than whales that are found in the water.

I was thrilled when the friends I was traveling with agreed to spend one morning of our trip on a whale watching excursion.  We chose the Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Co., based upon positive reviews found on the internet.

We were treated to a show of seals, sea birds, and whales.  I  have been so intrigued by whales since childhood.  The humpback whales got extremely close to our ship.  I was so excited that my stomach literally ached.

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Whale Tail
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Seal Swimming
Smooth Sailing
Smooth Sailing

I was so amazed by the water, waves, and whales in Maine.

You can see more of Maine in my gallery here.

 

Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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