This past June, I went back to one of my favorite national parks, Acadia National Park. I wanted to get there in the late Spring to capture a different view of Acadia and the surrounding area. Jordan Pond was one of those subjects I could hear calling me back.
My first trip to Acadia was in the late Summer of 2012. Although I had spent considerable time in the mountains, as a first timer to Acadia, I was in awe of the landscape and how different it was from other parts of the country. The carriage roads, the rocky coast, the incredible 5 AM sunrises, the Birch trees, all got to me and I vowed I would visit again.
Jordan Pond was one of those scenes I wanted to photograph again. The “pond” is really a glacially formed lake called a tarn. It’s deepest part is about 150 feet deep with visibility to 46 feet. From the rock strewn shoreline you can see the north and south Bubble Mountains. I envisioned a photo with those rocks in crystal clear water with the Bubbles in the distance. I originally thought a color image was best but after converting this one to black and white with Tonality CK, I was convinced this was the way to go.
While at Acadia and Jordan Pond, a trip to the Jordan Pond house is in order for lunch or a popover. The house overlooks the pond and makes for a great experience while visiting the park.
The next trip to Acadia will be in the Fall to catch the incredible color of leaves in the mountains. I can’t wait to go back!
Photo taken with a tripod mounted Fuji X-T1 and the XF16-55mm lens. Processed in Lightroom CC and converted to black and white in Tonality CK.