Before the Coffee

March 27, 2007

Glacial Erratic – Acadia National Park

Filed under: HDR, Maine — beforethecoffee @ 9:48 pm

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.




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

    Comment by Yano — April 30, 2008 @ 12:26 am

  2. 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.

    Comment by beforethecoffee — April 30, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

  3. 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. 🙂 mark

    Comment by mark bridges — May 5, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

  4. 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.

    Comment by Jim — August 4, 2008 @ 12:03 am

  5. This is breathtaking!

    Comment by Maureen — March 30, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

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