If you have been following along for the last few posts, you know what is coming: More photos from Acadia National Park. October 22, a year ago today, was my last morning in the park.
If you have been reading the last few posts, it will not surprise you to know that most of my favorite photos for this date were taken in Acadia National Park. It is one of our very best national parks for fall photography and it is still looking great this time of year.
My “favorite photos” folder covers 30 plus years of photography, but all but two of my favorite photos for October 20 were taken the same day in Acadia National Park.
It was my first full day at Acadia National Park and I was in photography heaven. My research into the best season to photograph each of the national parks made one thing clear, Acadia was one of the best places to be in the fall, and this was my first trip to check the place out.
Last fall I went on my first trip to Acadia National Park. I arrived long after sunset but that was not going to stop me from taking pictures. I drove into the park, found a small parking area beside the road and stopped to take pictures.
If you have been following along with this series for a while, you already know our dog Sunny is one of my favorite subjects. We were walking through his favorites park when I stopped to do a portrait. This is my favorite photo for October 17.
All of my favorite photos for October 16 happen to be of the same person.
This is the only photo in my “favorite photos” folder for October 15. There are over 3400 images in my favorite photos folder. That averages out to about 9 photos per date, scattered across all of the dates of the year. But in real life it doesn’t work out that way. For one relatively recent date (September 29) I have over 50 favorite photos and for some dates I have no favorite photos at all.
I was taking our dog for a walk through our neighborhood and looking at all of the fallen leaves. I stopped and took a picture of this cluster of leaves with my iPhone. I processed the photo with one of my favorite smart phone apps, Painteresque. It is my favorite photo for this date.
My favorite photo for October 13 started with a note from a photo editor asking if I had a nice fall image of Pt. Iroquois Lighthouse. I said I didn’t but I was heading up north and I would try to get one.
Shannon Miller is the most decorated U.S. gymnast, male or female, at the Olympic Games, with a total of 7 medals. She was part of the gold medal winning “Magnificent Seven” team at the 1996 Olympics. It was my happy privilege to photograph her a few months after she won several medals at the 1992 Olympics.
My favorite photo for October 10 was easy to pick. We were visiting our daughter Janae in Michigan and she decided to get out her ukelele and play and sing a few songs. Continue reading
My favorite photo for today is also one of my all time favorite fall color images.
It was the end of a beautiful day at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, one of my favorite places on the planet. The light was fading rapidly in the west as I took my last few photos. The fading light of dusk ended up being my favorite photo of the day, and one of my all time favorite photos.
This is the story behind one of my favorite images. It was a dreary cloudy, day in Banff with rain and drizzle off and on all day long. Most of the afternoon I was hanging out in the fireplace room at a bed and breakfast and visiting with the other guests, all Canadian.
If this photo looks a bit familiar, you may be remembering my favorite photo post for September 30.
The choice for today’s favorite was really difficult. I have several favorite photos taken in Michigan, Colorado, and Banff National Park, and a couple of them are among my all time favorite photos. I ultimately chose this coyote image from Rocky Mountain National Park.
Today’s choice was a fairly easy one. For some reason there are only a half dozen photos for this date in my favorite photos folder, and for another, one stands out to me as a clear favorite. Continue reading
It was hard to pick my favorite photo for October 3, with so many to choose from. I finally decided on this photo of Double Arch at night. It was a splendid evening and photographers were everywhere taking long exposures of the night sky and the arches.
My favorite photo for this date was taken on a photo safari with Bob, my brother-in-law and photo buddy. We worked our way across southern Colorado to Utah and had a great time.
It was an amazing morning at Sprague Lake. A long row of photographers was lined up on the lake shore, looking east. The light just kept getting better and better and shutters were clicking like crazy.
My favorite photos for September 30 are especially significant to me and represent a turning point in my life.
It was really tough to pick a favorite photo for September 29. I have 60 photos in my “favorite photos” folder that were all taken September 29.
My favorite photo for September 28 is not only my favorite photo for today’s date but also one of my all time favorite images.
Today’s favorite photo was a hard choice to make. I looked in my “favorite photos” folder and there are 34 photos taken on September 27. All of them were created in Colorado.
We are getting into the time of year that I have a lot more favorite photos for each date. I am usually chasing wildlife and fall color toward the end of September, usually in Colorado.
It was an amazing night at Maroon Lake and the moon was lighting the Maroon Bells. Although I had a dozen photos too choose from for September 23, this is is my favorite.