fogged in

Porpoise Point Light

lobsters

morning fog

fogged in

beach walkers

beach day

ready for summer

on the rocks

Maine house

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on the Kennebunk

dinghies

just whistle

the veranda

Nonantum Inn

on the weekend before Memorial Day, my husband and I took a few days off down Maine
every year we stay at the Nonantum Inn in Kennebunkport
it’s a tradition that we’ve carried on for years now
and it’s so wonderful that they know us and always leave us a nice “welcome back” note in our room
this year was a bit different as we visited before the official start of summer
it was quiet and cool and foggy
a changed atmosphere from what we are used to
and I have to say that it was quite a nice change
to walk the beach and not have it crowded with “wall to wall” beach blankets
a beautiful atmosphere in the fog

and the fact that there were no long lines at the Clam Shack
was an added plus!

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61 Comments on “fogged in

  1. I enjoyed the post – especially the photo of the couple walking on the beach. Brilliant!

    • I loved spotting that couple as they appeared out of the mist! Thanks so much for your kind words!

    • Thank you, your comment means so much as I continue to learn photography! I think it makes a difference when you are trying to capture something/someplace you love.

  2. That does look to have been a very special time – much more intimate than it could have been with bright sunshine and crowds.

    • It was so nice to get away for a bit. Just being by the ocean is enough for me! I do love Maine and Kennebunkport is an easy trip. Sometime I’d love to get back to the Bar Harbor area…so gorgeous further north!

  3. Lovely atmospheric shots. This is how I prefer my beaches in the wintertime, far less crowded. Oddly enough some of our best weather seems to come in January at times. Summer often brings thick layers of fog off the ocean. I pity the tourists. 😉

    • Thanks Gunta. My son is soon going to be one of those tourists! He is on vacation, driving up the West Coast from LA to Seattle. I believe he is close to San Francisco right now. I showed him some of your photos of the Oregon coast and he is eager to see that area…So Gunta, please get out there and chase the fog away for him!

  4. Susan these are GORGEOUS! Love them. I love Kennebunkport but have only passed through. I will have to keep the name of that in on hand or I may be asking you down the road what it is called in case I forget.

    • Thanks Liz! I think you would love the Nonantum, its a very homey place to stay and in a perfect spot – a short walk to the little downtown area with little shops and restaurants. The people are extremely nice too. They are on Facebook…The Nonantum Inn and Resort, Kennebunkport.

    • Thank you very much! I think the fog tends to give you a whole new appreciation for color. I normally wouldn’t pay much attention to the boats but I loved how they popped out here in the mist.

  5. You’ve captured the fog perfectly and that’s hard to do. I love the washed out look, then the splashes of color. It’s been pretty foggy here too, but there’s a lot of beauty in the fog and you’ve really shown that. I’m glad you had a nice, relaxing time there while it was still possible!

  6. It looks like a lovely place for a delightful weekend. Sounds fabulous too! Your images are lovely Susan! I haven’t decided yet which is my favorite… really enjoying several of them! Robyn

  7. Beautiful shots – love how the bright colors pop out of the fog! I’ve always loved the seaside best in the off-season. 🙂

    • Thank you Elin! I agree, off-season is the best. Hoping to get back up there, maybe in September.

    • Funny, I’m not really a big boat enthusiast, but they looked so cool in the fog! Thanks so much Amy!

  8. That’s a great set of photos – a real pleasure to look at 🙂 Amazing what the fog can do isn’t it! You still have to compose and take the pictures though, so all credit to you.

    • I love to photograph in the fog, just such a different atmosphere. Thank you so much for your nice comments here!

  9. I loved everyone of those photos – you really capture the essence of the moment so beautifully and you have an amazing eye for beauty. Maine is so magical and so are your photos.

    • Thank you so much, so very nice of you to say! I think maybe it’s easier to photograph places you know and love and I’ve been coming to Maine all my life…it is a magical place!

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    • Thank you so much Dee…I’m very honored! I’m also technically challenged, so we have something in common!

  12. That is so beautiful and so artistic!!! You are such a talented photographer!!! My deep admiration for you wonderful photography!!!

    • Kaya, thank you so much for your very kind words, they mean so much coming from you! I’m very inspired by your work and love your site. Thanks for stopping by today!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous captures! I love the mood you captured/edited in each photo. Maine is on my list of places to go and these photos make me want to retrace your every step!

    • Oh, I hope you get to Maine…so much more to see than what I have pictured here. You will love it! Thank you so much for your kind words.

  14. Maine looks so beautiful! Someday I’d love to go there 🙂 You captured the fog so well, you should be proud! Can’t pick a favorite they are all amazing!

    • Maine is so gorgeous with it’s rocky coast. Hope you get to visit someday! Thank you so much!

  15. These do a terrific job of capturing a sense of place. I love the interior shot, the contrast it makes with the rest of the images, and the song sparrow. But really it’s the totality.

  16. Just come across your blog, via Pat’s at A New Day – love these images in the fog. You have an eye for the detail in the near distance, use of colour and reflection…I’m off for a wander around some more of your images!

  17. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
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