Morning Pond After the Rain - Southwest Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, Maine
In the summer of 2009, I visited Maine for the first time. It was an unusual August - it poured down rain for days on end. Searching for a good vantage point to photograph the coast outside of Acadia National Park is tough - most waterfront land is privately owned. I spotted a public library and knew that I could reach the shore by walking across the lawn. What I saw n the pond on that lawn at 6:30 that morning stopped me in my tracks. It turned out that I did not need to be in the park or on the shore to find the magic that day. Many of my best images have come to me at unexpected moments like this.