Embracing Light: A Year in Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island is a lovely book. It includes photos taken at national parks during vacation season. However, few tourists know what the island and park are like during the rest of the year, the quiet season.
For over a year, the author, a landscape photographer, explored the park daily. Embracing the available light, the author captured moments. Scott Erskine took photos on blue-sky days; in storms, hurricanes, and blizzards; on winter nights on silent beaches; and in extreme cold.
Therefore, expressive images and experiences were gathered. And, now shared in hardcopy. Flipping through the pages, I know the work represents a very personal and deep-felt intimacy with the park and the island. In other words, I’m inspired by how the photos evolve. Ultimately, the author immersed himself into the rhythm and flow of the land and sea. After that, he used all of his craft to express this deep love, his soul, that belongs to Acadia.
Author of Embracing Light: A Year in Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island
Scott Erskine is a landscape photographer who lives in central New England. He grew up in Maine. After graduating high school joined the US Air Force, where he was a medical laboratory scientist for over 20 years. After retiring from the Air Force, he has worked in healthcare informatics. Mostly self-taught, he has photographed extensively in Maine, Alaska, Massachusetts, and Wyoming.
Embracing Light: A Year in Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island is available from Amazon. Hard cover costs $29 and it’s a delightful read. In addition, if national parks interest you, see this post on posters.