Hermit Island Sea Stack
I've always been a little jealous of West Coast photographers, with their coast and mountains that haven't been flattened by the extreme glaciation we experienced here in Maine. Things are just more dramatic out there. I had never seen a sea stack in Maine outside of Monument Cove in Acadia, so finding this hidden gem was pretty exciting. I photographed it before about a few months ago, but the light wasn't stellar and I didn't have a good composition. As things lined up for what promised to be a great light show yesterday afternoon, I planned to come back and shoot sunset here. My brother said he would come with me, so off we went. We arrived with seconds to spare to get set up and catch the best light. As things started going off, Zander said he could get up on the pinnacle and model for me. I said sure, but there didn't seem to be a good way to get up. I offered to do it myself and have him press the shutter, but he said 'f' it and started to clamber up what was an insanely difficult rock problem. He made it, I tripped the shutter, and captured one of my favorite photos in a long time.