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Acadia Revisited - Lessons That Bear Repeating

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"Do not say 'this is how the landscape looks', but rather 'this is how I represent and interpret the landscape I encounter.'"





One of the best experiences in my life was going on a five day landscape workshop in Acadia National Park with photographer, Robert Rodriguez, Jr. I recently got to re-live that experience as I prepared a talk/slideshow to present to Austin Photographic Society. 


THE PLACE: Acadia is located on Mount Desert Island, and with 108 square miles, it is the largest island off the coast of Maine. In 1901, George B. Dorr, worked tirelessly to preserve the land for perpetual use of the public. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act establishing it Lafayette National Park, the first national park east of the Mississippi. John D. Rockefeller Jr. endowed the park with 11,000 acres and in 1929, the park was named Acadia.Acadia's landscape features the elements that have made Maine's coastline world famous, including rocky shores, seclu…