The Pier at Bar Harbor Inn
I hope everyone had a great weekend. You may have noticed that I was absent for the last week. I was on a much needed vacation and spent the last week in Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Portland. I was going to continue posting images while away but decided to concentrate on photography and R&R instead. I have over 1300 images that I have to go through and process but the trip was a success both on the photographic and R&R front.
I’ve mentioned before what a wonderful photographic community this is and I’d like to thank Rob Hanson, Len Saltiel, Anne McKinnell and Andrew Marston for great tips and suggestions on where to photograph, eat, stay and things to do when I was in Maine. Click on the links to enjoy their beautiful photography sites.
The town of Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine. In the late 19th century Bar Harbor was THE summer resort for some of America’s most rich and famous including the Rockefellers, the Fords, the Vanderbilts, the Carnegies, the Astors and the Morgans. Today it’s a summer destination for tourists from all over the world and is adjacent to Acadia National Park. It’s quaint downtown area, with Main Street as its main artery is flanked by shops (trendy & kitschy alike) as well as soon enticing restaurants that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.
The image below was taken from the beach under the Bar Harbor Inn pier. I converted this to B&W using Topaz Black & White Effects. If you haven’t tried it yet you can download a free trial version on the Topaz Labs site. You can use the discount code “ELPHOTO” to save 15% on all Topaz produts.
The 4-masted schooner you can partially see in front of the pier is the Margaret Todd, which we sailed on one evening. More on that in another post.
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