#TravelTuesday Jordan Pond

One of the things I like about our national parks is that they make visiting easy. This view of Jordan Pond is a short walk down a rocky path about 100 yards from a parking lot. It’s a wonderful vista showing the North and South Bubble Mountains in the distance. Being an easy trek, waiting for a photo opportunity can be lengthy and fraught with challenges. While I knelt at the edge of the shoreline for half an hour, peering through my camera, scores of people wandered through the area. I realize that the world doesn’t revolve around me, and by now I have learned a modicum of paitience, but all I needed was about 30 seconds of uninterrupted sight across the lake. A few people felt it would be great to walk out on the rocks and see what they could see from there. One family actually had their two toddlers join them on their quest. I was splashed at and had rocks thrown at me from children whose parents barely chided them if they even noticed at all. Oh well, I digress. Technically the pond is really a “tarn”, which is a mountain lake or pool formed in an area excavated by a glacier. During the last ice age the Wisconsin Ice Sheet dug through Acadia to form this 150 foot deep basin. The water for the nearby town of Seal Harbor is supplied from Jordan Pond so no humans or pets are allowed in the water (yet evidently they are allowed to torture photographers).

Nikon D800 Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm f/14 ISO 100 5 image HDR