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Glacial Erratic – Acadia National Park

For those that want to know a little about the earth we live on, this is called a glacial erratic. It travelled over 25 miles in a thick glacier over 2000 years ago. It’s big as a car and perched on the edge of the mountain.

For those that want to know a little about the picture, this is called an HDR image. I travelled over 750 miles in a heavy rain over 1 year ago to climb this mountain in the dark and take this shot. I lit the boulder with a big million candle flashlight during the exposures. I only got off one set of images when the flashlight started to die. The longest exposure was f/22 @ 28 seconds.


  • Yano - April 30, 2008 - 12:26 am

    Is this an HDR shot? If yes, how many exposures did you take for this? 😀 thanks.ReplyCancel

  • beforethecoffee - April 30, 2008 - 1:45 pm

    Yano – yes very mildly tone mapped though. I didn’t want to minimize the area lit by the flashlight by raising detail in the background.ReplyCancel

  • mark bridges - May 5, 2008 - 11:24 pm

    This is the most interesting photo of Bubble Rock that I’ve seen. I think I might have to press my brain harder now that my eyes are opened more. 🙂 markReplyCancel

  • Jim - August 4, 2008 - 12:03 am

    Great photo! I was there in the middle of the day. Your hike back to Bubble Lake after dark without a good flashlight must have been interesting.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - March 30, 2009 - 4:28 pm

    This is breathtaking!ReplyCancel

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