The Callender House and Highseas

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Architecture
The Callender House and Highseas

Architect Fred Savage of Mount Desert Island designed The Callender House (large image below) and Highseas. Today the Jackson Lab owns these former homes, both located on the Schooner Head Road just outside of Bar Harbor. The JAX allowed the MDI Photo Club to photograph both structures for our March outing. The Callender House (1901) was the first summer cottage built of brick in Bar …

Pittsburgh

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Places
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh welcomed me for a late February business trip. While there I had a chance to roam the city and walk across some of its fantastic historic steel bridges. The Andy Warhol bridge took me right to the Andy Warhol Museum which prides itself on being the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy. The museum has seven floors of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, film and video, and …

Camp Beech Cliff

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Cameras and Lenses
Camp Beech Cliff

Camp Beech Cliff (CBC) is a non-profit year-round outdoor educational and recreational center located on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Through summer camps and year-round outdoor education, leadership and recreation programs, CBC seeks to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Its mission is to inspire personal growth, interpersonal connection, and a deep appreciation of the natural …

Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Article
Tesla Charging Station on Swans Island

I picked one of the coldest days of the year to travel out to Swans Island to photograph my friend Colleen’s new Tesla charging station at her Harbor Watch Inn. We thought it would be fun to take a picture and write a press release to promote electric vehicles and inn. It was fun, but it was damn cold. How cold was it? The thermometer at my house read -2F, but I think it warmed into single …

1932 Criterion Theatre

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Architecture
1932 Criterion Theatre

The Criterion Theatre is a cinema, performance theatre, and venue located on Cottage Street in Bar Harbor, Maine. It opened in June 1932 featuring vaudeville performances and movies during a time when Bar Harbor’s summer scene was at its height. Today it is one of only two Art Deco theaters in the state of Maine and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The 760 …

Jennifer Booher

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in People
Jennifer Booher

In January of 2015, Jennifer Booher set out to circumambulate the shoreline of Mount Desert Island, hiking below the high tide line wherever possible. As she walks, Jenn studies the history, geology, and living things she encounters along the way. Later she writes about them on the Coast Walk section of her website jenniferbooher.com. There you can also see beautiful still life images she …

Ellsworth, Maine

Posted by on Dec 5, 2015 in Architecture, Places
Ellsworth, Maine

The city of Ellsworth is the county seat of Hancock County, Maine. Incorporated as a town in 1800, and as a city in 1869, it has a very interesting history. I took the pictures below in a one hour period today from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Yes, it gets dark early here in December.

I set up all three shots on a tripod and shot with a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and a Canon 24mm tilt/shift …

Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Architecture
Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge

The largest bridge that you’ve probably never seen on Mount Desert Island is the Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge pictured below. Ironically, anyone who drives the Park Loop Road, starting from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, travels over the bridge (located here), but few people see the bridge itself. That’s too bad since it is by far the longest and tallest bridge in the park. In fact, it’s …

Acadia Senior College – Geology

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Event
Acadia Senior College – Geology

One of the best things about living on MDI is being able to take courses at Acadia Senior College. This fall, Duane and Ruth Braun taught The Geology of Mount Desert Island. The format for this seven session class was one hour of lecture followed by a field trip. On these educational and fun outings we visited Seawall, Big Rocks, Cadillac Mountain, the Shore Path in Bar Harbor, Otter …

West Ledge Trail

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Hike
West Ledge Trail

Today Janice and I awoke to a temperature of 29°F. Yes, fall is here and winter is not far behind. We dressed warmly in preparation for a hike up the West Ledge Trail to the top of Bernard Mountain. To get there, we got onto the Western Mountain fire road and followed it nearly to Seal Cove Pond where there’s a little turnout opposite the trail head. Total driving time from our house: …