Capture: Otter Cliff in Acadia National Park
Everyday moments in Maine documented by those who live in and love our state
This photograph captures the sunset at Otter Cliff in Acadia National Park—a quieter end- of-day lookout to the north. The tide was high and the waves loud as they crashed against the rock formations that originally caught my eye. Just like in all my other images of Maine, I seek out the light and compositions that are emotional, beautiful, even dramatic, yet very personal, hopeful, and pure.
Maine became my home in 2008, when I moved here from Denver. I immediately fell in love with the coast—at one point I even attempted to photograph every single lighthouse I ever read about. My wife and I started going to Acadia on vacation a few years ago. Living in Portland, it was our escape to the world of mountain vistas, rugged cliffs, gorgeous sunrises, and quite possibly the best foliage in the state. Now that we have two boys, ages 3 and 20 months, we get to experience the most beautiful national park in America as a family of four.
In life and through my photography, I encourage my children to connect with nature and travel, and see the outside world’s details. Not to forget the big things, like how to live life to the fullest, and to always remember that the best things have not even happened yet.