Photo Story: Camden, Maine from Mt. Battie

Each year my wife and I take a couple of trips along the Maine coast.  Usually it is once in the summer and once in October.  The picture below is an October photo.

Camden is always a fun stop.  It’s an old town with a picturesque main street and the downtown area sits right up against Camden Harbor, home of many yachts and sailing vessels, including some old schooners and “Windjammers” that are available for day charters and longer trips.

Two miles north of the town is a park and campground called Camden Hills State Park.  There are trails to the top of Mt. Battie, but also an auto road.  The drive to the top takes about 5 minutes and if you are over 65 it’s $3 per car load for non-Maine residents. The elevation is only 780 feet but you get a sweeping view of Penobscot Bay and downtown Camden. 

Unfortunately, unless you are there in the afternoon, the sun will be shining toward the front element of your camera lens.  I’ve tried a polarizer to cut glare off the ocean but it’s hard to get the sky looking nice because the angle relative to the sun isn’t quite right.

EM-1, 14-54mm Olympus zoom at 25mm (50mm fffl), 1/1250s, F8, ISO 200.

Processed in Lightroom, I made ample use of the dehaze feature to clean up the shot.

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