Massapoag Pond Photography

Contact Me
Schoodic Peninsula

The Cairns


Evening folks…man has had a fascination with rocks from the dawn of time. And still to this day folks still enjoy playing with rocks. Rock cairns have long been the standard for trail markers, wonder where this trail leads!


Milky Way Rising Over The Raven's Roost


Evening folks…'Milky Way Rising Over The Raven's Roost' when I headed to Schoodic this past week, this was the photograph I was after…Happy It took 3 nights to get the shot since, the alignment of the Milky Way was only there for about an hour. The best time was at around 10 PM, the first night a band of clouds came in at sunset and remained until around 11 PM. The second night a fog bank rolled in. And on the last night I was able to get the shot in just before a storm came in from the West. I can't wait to see what this one looks like on metal!

Anyone wishing to purchase this print
click this link.

Technical details:
Canon 5D III 16-35mm f/2.8 lens using a iOpton Sky Tracker mount.
Single 3 minute exposure @ ISO 640 @ f/3.5 while light painting the foreground.


Schoodic Eagle


Evening folks… it wasn't all about the landscape up on Schoodic. One morning I spotted this eagle perched on some rocks and spent about 30 minutes photographing it. In this photo it was talking to it's mate that had just flown into view and perched in a tree about 1/4 mile away. Shortly after this photo this eagle joined it's mate…Happy


Milky Way Over Schoodic Point


Evening folks…the main reason for going to Schoodic Peninsula was to photograph the night sky. Maine has some of the darkest skies East of the Mississippi River. Though the air isn't as dry as in the Southwest it still makes for some nice imaging…Happy

Here is a photograph of the Milky Way rising over Schoodic Point. The biggest challenge was keeping dew from forming on the lens and salt spray! If you look closely you can see a meteor burning up in the atmosphere. I viewed a number, some may be early Perseid meteors from the up coming shower peaking on August 12-13.

Anyone wishing to purchase a print
click here.


Raven's Roost


Evening folks…off to the Maine Coast tomorrow in the area of Schoodic Peninsula. One of my main goals is to do a night shot at this location with the Milky Way. Looks like I will have at least 3 nice nights at this very dark location….Happy

See you in a few days!