Fifteen-year-old landscape photographer Bennett Christiansen from Kittery, Maine shares these two stunning images from a winter photography trip to Acadia National Park.
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Location: Boulder Beach, Acadia National Park. Taken on: Feb 19th, 2018
“We only saw the dawn light once during our visit to Acadia National Park. It was forecasted to be clear skys in the morning before a rain storm was suppose to hit. This place was probably the only iconic location in the park I hadn’t yet photographed, so it was a great opportunity. Sunrises in Maine are always worth the early wake up, especially in Acadia. During the quiet Winter months the snow-covered, forested shorelines remain almost deserted of tourists and amazingly beautiful as the cliffs catch the first sunlight of the day.”
Location: unnamed beach on the Great Head Trail, Acadia National Park. Taken on: Feb 18th, 2018
“I rushed out of the forest towards the sounds of the storm surf and a rocky winter coastline appeared. Not a foot print anywhere, we were probably the only ones to see this scene all day. This place looks completely different in winter, and I think it looks even more scenic. Words and images cannot describe what an experience this was like. The sun started to shine through as if we were in a cloud of smoke. The endless cliffs covered with fine powder and deprived of tourists started to catch the first rays of light that day. It was a landscape rarely seen and one I feel lucky to have witnessed and photographed. Well worth the hike.”