These remote bits of land, stranded far from the mainland, draw photographers with a promise of unusual landscapes. Protected from outsiders, islands are special places with their own private worlds. Pack your camera gear and head off to capture new images on islands off the coast of Maine. After research, some ferryboat rides, and miles of hiking, I discovered remote places you’ll want to visit and photograph. You can leave your car behind and ride a ferry out into the Atlantic to find new compositions for your camera. Discover scenic villages, isolated beaches, lighthouses and authentic fishing harbors filled with lobster boats.
The Bowdoin Remains, Montana
This newsletter issue #119 - Montana's Hi-Line Country is a journey through a remote part of northern Montana along the Canadian border. With detailed directions it documents the Hi-Line country and the weathered remains of farms, homes, barns, and rusting grain elevators against spectacular vistas, plus old steam locomotives, a white pelican refuge, and rolling, wheat-covered hills. Detailed directions along mostly unpaved roads include GPS coordinates. If you enjoy the challenge of creating images with dramatic landscapes of America, Montana’s Hi-Line Country may be the place for you and your camera.
The Damnation Trail
Soft rays of filtered sunlight illuminate the towering canopy of an ancient redwood forest, along a winding trail leading down to cliffs above the northern California Coast. Dense summer fog, obscuring distant trees and dripping off rhododendrons at the peak of their blooming season, are great scenes to photograph. The trees are immense and the magenta rhododendron flowers reach far overhead. Late afternoon light is perfect for photography along Damnation Creek Trail through Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, one of the many trails that you’ll want to discover. Three state parks have joined to become one National Park. My issue #095 - Redwood National Park, California will help you find the best photography, the best season and the best time to travel.
Back in the 1960s I was photographing California landscapes in the foothills of the coastal range above Palo Alto. This newsletter issue #044 - A California Portfolio highlights fourteen of my favorite Hasselblad images that I scanned from thirty-year-old color negatives for this portfolio. Details include exposure information, the lenses, films, and filters I used. All the locations are described with trail information and suggestions about the best seasons for California landscape photography. Included are images of low, rolling hills covered with spreading oaks casting long shadows and old fences covered with ferns and wild blackberry vines above Stanford University and the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.