Then my dad got me an iPad, and I downloaded two apps: Snapseed and Flickr Studio ($5 each, though Snapseed was free at the time). Snapseed is a tight little editing program, with sensitive, intuitive touch-adjustment of things like contrast and white balance, plus an assortment of Instagrammy effects filters; Flickr Studio is clunkier, but offers easy tagging and uploading to Flickr. This means I can tag and edit photos on the bus, while watching TV, sitting in Diesel...which means I tag and edit more photos. It's my version of knitting.
Long story short, here's a sampling of last year's Acadia pix. There's another 300 or so in the Flickr set.
This twisted tree from our Mount Kebo hike reminds me of a linnorm — a mossy Norse sort of dragon.
There were a lot of downed trees last year. I couldn't've framed this better if I'd knocked them down myself.
The summit of Cedar Swamp Mountain.
The Birch Spring was secluded and mossy and one of our favorite discoveries.
The path up out of the Birch Spring.
Tiny purple pinecones!
This tree turned a corner and dammed up a still little pool.
Clouds over Bar Island.
The interior of Saint Saviour's Church.
Climbing toward the summit of Cadillac, the road passes close to the North Ridge Trail.
Kendra steps off the world.
A cliff face on the Gorge Path.
Kendra overlooking a peaceful pool.
Kendra consults the Rock Loa.
Waterfall on the much-maligned Gorge Path.
...and a series of cascades.
Once the rocks give out, the Gorge Path heads into tall pines.
This mushroom is wearing a tiny knit cap!