Two mountains in the photo known as "The Bubbles" are one of the most popular destinations for tourists and photographers in Acadia National Park. Shot was taken from northeast shore of the Jordan Pond on the Jordan Pond Nature Trail toward Jordan Pond Path. Using Circular Polarizer for this composition, I tried to add more vibrant color tones and reduce glare from the water surface.
Located at the southern part of the village of Watkins Glen, Watkins Glen State Park is another popular destination among tourists and photographers. If you like taking long exposure photos of waterfalls then this place must be in your bucket list. You will find many small and big falls in the Watkins Glen State Park with the rocky backdrop which will give totally different composition compare to usual natural greenery water falls photos.
Couple of tips: 1. Make sure you visit early in the morning between 6am and 8am, if you want to capture tourist free photos as it will become too crowded later. 2. There is no vehicle entrance fee if you enter the park before official starting hours (check official hours) otherwise fee is $8 per vehicle. 3. Make sure you have proper protection for your camera and gears from all drizzling and splashing near waterfalls.
I had particular composition in mind to take photo of the Statue of Liberty. I wanted compose a symmetrical photo of the statue with a large number of visitors gathered around and a dramatic cloud in the sky to depict enormous size of the Statue of Liberty. Only way to take such photo is through riding on the ferry early morning, waiting till you are exactly in front of the statue when your ferry passes by, and pressing shutter-release button on time. Well, it didn't work out exactly that way for me, I was one second late to press shutter button. If you inspect the photo closely, you can easily figure it out why. Lesson for me: learn and practice burst mode of the camera.
This photo was taken from the second well-known spot in Brooklyn Bridge park for photographing New York City skyline at night. You can easily spot both locations with a large number of people gathered with their tripod setup. Long exposure in the shot was achieved using 10 stop ND filter.
This is one of my favorite shots in Acadia taken last year. Location is accessible by walk, around 2 miles from nearest Parkman Mountain Parking Area heading towards Hadlock Falls.