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Cadillac Sunrise

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, ME

During our visit to Acadia we rode up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for sunrise every morning. It was a nice ritual preceded by a visit to a local bakery for muffins and juice which we ate as we watched the sun rise over Bar Harbor below us. Every morning was nice, but not colorful - clear blue skies. This morning looked to be a repeat of this pattern, except that shortly after the sun rose above the horizon a bank of low clouds rolled in from the right. The sunlight streaming through the misty clouds created this spectacular orange hue that lasted only a few minutes; and then the clouds were gone and it was another bright blue sky day.

Field Notes: Canon 5D Mark II, EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L lens at 150mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO 100

GPS: N44 21.182, W68 13.494

Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Sunrise
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Acadia, Coastal Landscapes, Maine, NPS, National Park, clouds, dawn, ocean, orange, summer, sunrise, water

Cadillac Sunrise