Acadia Puffin Cruise and Landscapes (August 16-20)
Friday -- Arrival, orientation
Saturday -- Puffin cruise, Schoodic Institute presentation, photo review, late-day landscapes
Sunday -- Tidal Falls, Frenchman Bay Conservancy presentation, photo review, late-day landscapes
Monday -- Ocean Drive (Acadia NP), Friends of Taunton Bay presentation, photo review, late-day landscapes
Tuesday -- Departure
Friday, August 16 -- You'll arrive in your own vehicle and check-in at Schoodic Shores Apartments at Schoodic Institute. I'll be on hand to say howdy, give you a brief orientation, and discuss what we can all expect over the next three days.
Saturday, August 17 -- You're on your own until I arrive at 9:00-am. We'll load up and head to scenic Winter Harbor for the Acadia Puffin Cruise, where you'll photograph not only Atlantic Puffins, but many other pelagic Birds, Harbor Seals, Gray Seals, and two Downeast Maine lighthouses. It's a 2-1/2 hour cruise.
Following that, we head back to Schoodic Institute for lunch and a brief presentation by one of the Institute's spokespeople. We'll take a break after that and reconvene in one of the Institute's classrooms for a photo review and brief Photoshop/Lightroom lesson.
Once that's finished, it's time for some late afternoon/early evening shooting. The landscape and macro opportunities at Schoodic Point are just about unlimited! When we've had our fill there, it's back to the Institute's cafe for dinner, and that's when I bid you adieu.
Sunday, August 18 -- We assemble, bright and early at 6:30-am to cruise over to scenic Tidal Falls in Hancock. It's the home of Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a nationally accredited nonprofit local land conservation organization. We'll shoot there until it's time for a lunch break, at which time we'll head up to the FBC office where a rep will brief us on their latest endeavors.
Then it's back to Schoodic for another photo review and PS/LR session.
Finally, another location at Schoodic for late afternoon landscapes. Then, dinner and bye-bye until the next morning.
Monday, August 19 -- Set your smartphone alarms for an EARLY start!! We're going to catch the brilliant morning light at the Mount Desert Island section of Acadia National Park. We'll cruise Ocean Drive and pick the most scenic venues to photograph.
After the morning shoot, we'll load up and head back to the Institute, for lunch and a presentation from the Friends of Taunton Bay, followed by another photo review/PS/LR session.
And to round things out nicely, after more late afternoon/early evening landscape shooting, we'll settle in for a good old fashioned Maine Lobster dinner! Then, it's hugs and goodbyes, folks :)
Tuesday, August 20 -- You depart at your leisure.