Weekly Wow! Week of April 22, 2019

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner: "Greater Prairie Chickens Sparring, Burchard, Nebraska" © Rona Schwarz.

Showcase 2018 Top 100 winner: “Greater Prairie Chickens Sparring, Burchard, Nebraska” © Rona Schwarz.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, April 22, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.  The period for entering your best shots in this year’s Showcase starts in August, so let’s get shooting!  Your best shot might be your next one.

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Showcase 2018 Winner Profile – RICHARD W. SANDFORD

Scapes Best in Show: Ferns and Birch Trees-Showcase 2018 © Richard W. Sandford

 

Editor’s Note:  This is the final installment in a series of profiles of winners in the Showcase 2018 Competition.  We featured one winner each week.  Not all of the winners chose to prepare a profile, but most did.  This week, we end with Richard W. Sandford and his winning image “Ferns and Birch Trees.” 

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Showcase 2018 Winner Profile – RICHARD W. SANDFORD

Scapes Best in Show: Ferns and Birch Trees-Showcase 2018 © Richard W. Sandford

 

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a series of profiles of winners in the Showcase 2018 Competition.  We will be featuring one winner each week.  Not all of the winners chose to prepare a profile, but we have quite a few who did.  This week, we begin with Richard W. Sandford and his winning image “Ferns and Birch Trees.”  DL

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NATIONAL PARKS: Acadia

Story and photos by Jerry Ginsberg

Bass Harbor Lighthouse v 9

Bass Harbor Lighthouse v 9

 

While the national parks of the American West feature scenery that is stunningly dramatic, those East of the Mississippi possess a scenic charm that is more subtle. This is only partially true of the compact jewel that is Acadia National Park.

Lying mostly on Mt. Desert Island on the central coast of Maine, this meeting of land and sea provides more than enough drama for just about any photographer. Surf crashing against yellow granite cliffs and colorful lakes as flat as glass are just two of the many highlights.

Easily the best time to visit Acadia is the first half of October. Autumn color is at its peak and the road-clogging traffic of summer is gone. The park offers several opportunities for great sunrise photography. Allow enough time to drive to your chosen sunrise location and get set up at least 15 to 30 minutes before the rising sun actually cracks that horizon. Continue reading