Alaska or Maine for photographic trip?

7 months 3 weeks ago #661614 by Nathan D
My wife and I narrowed down a couple locations for our fall trip.  Just a long weekend trip to get out before the hard core winter comes.   She knows I want to get out and take photos, so we feel both locations will be very photogenic.  

So now that we have these, I'm on the fence and can't make a final decision.  If you were going to go spend 4 days 3 nights at either location, which would you do?


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661636 by Nikon Shooter
With that little time, I would choose Maine in Autumn!

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7 months 3 weeks ago #661657 by effron

Nikon Shooter wrote: With that little time, I would choose Maine in Autumn!


Yup.

Why so serious?
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7 months 3 weeks ago #661660 by Shadowfixer1
Third vote for Maine.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #661669 by JaneK
Plus all the lobster chowder!  


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7 months 3 weeks ago - 7 months 3 weeks ago #661693 by effron
Its looking mighty good down east right now.....

Why so serious?
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7 months 3 weeks ago #661700 by Instamixes
I think Maine will be the best place for these days because of autumn. You can shoot some great pictures there.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661795 by garyrhook
If all you have is a few days, then Maine. If you want wildlife, Baxter State Park, not Acadia. Otherwise, lots of great coastline.

The problem with Alaska is that there's so much of it.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661820 by effron

garyrhook wrote: . If you want wildlife, Baxter State Park, not Acadia. Otherwise, lots of great coastline.
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I've been to Acadia in the fall....once, and that was enough. Seemingly hundreds of thousands leaf peepers (different kind if wildlife), always in the way. New York's Adirondacks is as bad, but much bigger than Acadia.
Baxter is a good tip.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #661824 by garyrhook

effron wrote:

garyrhook wrote: . If you want wildlife, Baxter State Park, not Acadia. Otherwise, lots of great coastline.
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I've been to Acadia in the fall....once, and that was enough. Seemingly hundreds of thousands leaf peepers (different kind if wildlife), always in the way. New York's Adirondacks is as bad, but much bigger than Acadia.
Baxter is a good tip.


Thanks.

I don't evaluate a park based upon its popularity. And since I, personally, could spend days photographing the Acadia coast alone, I think it's worthwhile. But I was there one year ago at this time, and the fall color was, at best, disappointing. The weather was challenging, too. But I hope to go back again, simply for the coastline. And I'd try to get onto Egg Rock. And I'd take a whale sightseeing cruise. In Spring, if I could help it, next time.

The OP didn't mention why or what, just where. I just thought I'd add some points of interest.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661826 by Dave Worton
Never been to Maine, I would go there.  As cliche as it sounds, the sea food sounds so good!


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661915 by Dana Leeson
For me, I'd be all about Maine.  I just heard its so beautiful there.  So easy decision for me.  


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661962 by SJM
Hey speaking of Maine, have any of you tried the lobster sandwiches?  :drool:   Anyway for me, as you guessed.  Maine.  Plus don't you get more leaves turning color in Maine?

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7 months 3 weeks ago #662066 by Ian Stone
+1 Maine.  Only because I have been there and the people are so friendly and just a fun place to visit.  


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7 months 2 weeks ago #662233 by michaelsmith
I am going to vote for Alaska because it going to be cold, lonely and theres sheer vast landscapes of emptiness and a sense of being away from the rest of the world. 


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