The LWP Loves America

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Fall colours in Acadia National Park. Captured on an Olympus OMD EM5 camera with Panasonic 14-45 lens.
Fall colours in Acadia National Park. Captured on an Olympus OMD EM5 camera with Panasonic 14-45 lens.

Firstly an apology for not having posted anything for a couple of weeks now. This is because I have been away in America; Acadia National Park in Maine to be precise. This is my second trip of the year to the States and I have to declare that I love America. I love the larger than life culture, the people and most of all the impressive and varied landscapes.

I’m still a bit jetlagged (well a lot actually) so I am just posting the apology above and one of the images from my trip.

I hope you enjoy.

5 thoughts on “The LWP Loves America

    steve bastiman said:
    November 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I totally agree with you on the impressive and varied landscapes.

    Although many single locations provide enough photo ops to keep one busy for months I must admit I like to undertake ‘road trips’ to visit as many varied locations in one trip – next year we’ll be doing another which will cover a variety of opportunities in S California, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.

    What I enjoy most in the US though, is the helpfulness of people – explain what you are trying to achieve and advice / help will be forthcoming.

    If anyone has any suggestions for ‘off-beat’ locations in those areas I’d be grateful.

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      November 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      I wish I could help you with locations but I have always stuck to the main parks due to having limited time when visiting. Two places that do stick in the mind however were:

      1. Kodachrome Basin – I was the only visitor on the day in May that I went (I didn’t see anyone all morning). There was some very interesting sandstone.
      2. Just before the Entrance to Bryce (about 10 miles out on the road loading to the park) there was a small canyon on the left. I think it was called red canyon. The sun hit it and turned it blood red at sunset.

      I haven’t really seen many shots of either location (none of the second). I suspect they have been done to death by people though.

      Hopefully someone else visitng the site might be able to help you out.

        steve bastiman said:
        November 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        I haven’t been in that area for 15 years and then I was acting as a family ‘driver / tour guide’ on excursions out of Las Vegas with no time set aside for photography in the more remote places !

        As I have a real interest in geology I’ll give Red Canyon a go if I can get the timing right and I do want to get a few ‘hoodoos’ from Bryce – Kodachrome I’d never considered, but if in the area, why not.?

        Thanks and hopefully one or two more ‘unknown’ locations will be suggested.

        thelightweightphotographer responded:
        November 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        You might also like to try out Cedar Breaks but having said that it looks like a mini Bryce Canyon.

        John McMillin said:
        January 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        I have exactly that sunset photo of Red Canyon State Park! Made last spring, when Bryce Canyon proved to be just a half-hour too far. That’s my advice for all your non-American readers and prospective tourists. As the saying goes, ” Europe is a place where 100 miles is a long ways away. In the US, 100 years is a long time ago.”

        I don’t see a way to link a photo, so please contact me and I’ll share the photo…

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