Acadia National Park workshop review

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Articles | 3 Comments

spider on web

Just finished my last workshop of the year! Time for me to think about my next great adventure (more on that very soon!).

I had a very good group of participants who listened and tried new things and were fun to be around. We all had pretty good weather as well and the color was as good as I have seen it in many years. The highlight was the last morning sunrise at Otter Cliffs- a simply spectacular 20 minute show that we almost missed because we were headed for the top of Cadillac Mt until the low clouds turned us away.

Here are 40 images taken by my students during the workshop- Enjoy!


  1. Bob Wildman
    October 22, 2014

    The spider image is exceptional! I gotta get there.

    • David
      October 24, 2014

      Hi Bob,
      The spider image is the best image I have ever had taken by a participant on a workshop as far as I can remember. I have seen lots of amazing images taken during my workshops but that spider shot is simply stunning. It was taken in a stinky and very murky Maine coast fish house with just a stab of light coming through a grimy window. And it was taken as a vertical and then flipped to horizontal.To see it big on a screen is really spectacular.Get up there next year!!!

  2. Hal Willens
    October 27, 2014

    What an engaging and fulfilling workshop. As I look at the shots I took, I am thrilled that I was able to capture the beauty of Acadia! The simple but direct guidance you and Brenda provided helped me not only be inspired, but enabled me to advance my technical acumen to bring home such a variety of beautiful images.
    And to prove that your unlucky string of lackluster sunsets on Cadillac Mountain is still there, I will send you the photo of the once in a lifetime sunset I experienced there the night after the workshop ended.
    Thank you and Brenda for a great workshop!