Contrasting with yesterday's working harbor we have Boothbay Harbor crowded with pleasure craft.
A visit to this region can be whatever you want it to be - a peaceful time to refresh your soul, an active time boating, fishing, hiking, playing golf and tennis, or a family adventure.
See why the Boothbay Harbor Region is the soul of the Maine coast. Explore quiet coves, rocky shores, meandering country roads and beautiful lighthouses. The restaurants are plentiful and varied, and the food is delicious. There are many bed & breakfasts, inns, and hotels which offer a wide range of accommodations to suit any preference or pocketbook.
And the salt air isn't the only thing that's refreshing: the people of Boothbay Harbor pride themselves on turning strangers into friends. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a fresh air retreat, or an extended sojourn from city life, you'll be glad you found Boothbay Harbor.
Explore one of more than a dozen nature trails, try out our world-class golf course, or experience some of the best sea kayaking available anywhere. Our harbor bustles with fishing vessels and pleasure craft in equal numbers, and nothing beats the sight of the schooners heading in from the afternoon trip with their sails bathed in the rosy light of a spectacular sunset -unless of course you're lucky enough to be on board!
Savor the wharves, with clams and mussels steaming on the dock; the tingle of sun and salt on your skin; a cooling breeze, and the pleasant expectation of a succulent lobster dinner.
Come enjoy nature at its best. Spectacular sunrises herald the new day; tall evergreens march down the rocky coast, June's lupines and other wildflowers color local fields and roadsides. Warm and sunny July days are tinged with occasional fog to add mystery. The Fall color and crisp air of September and October is complemented by fun-filled seasonal festivals.
Then it's the quiet of Winter, with wondrous sea smoke, magical holiday light displays, and just enough snow to sugar-coat the scenery. Spring brings new life to the land and renewed activity with the Fishermen's Festival in April, and the exciting Windjammer Days in June. Regardless of when you come or how long you'll stay, we're certain you'll find that the Boothbay Harbor Region truly is "the soul of the coast."
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snunney (67334) 2007-08-07 4:07
I like the positioning of all the elements in this harmonious composition. The couple in their dinghy bring a touch of vitality to the scene. Very good colours and clarity.
gildasjan (38218) 2007-08-07 4:14
The framing of the boats is very neat. On the left the church is not masked. The management of the exposure is perfect.
An excellent realization.
In a friendly way.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-08-07 4:15
Great shot Tom, love this on the water view, color and sharpness are your usual great and the note ties it all together.
ktanska (21513) 2007-08-07 4:34
Fine collection of different vessels. Looks really busy although very little can be seen of the town itself. And still so relaxing. I like the architecture of the church too.
mesutilgim (67960) 2007-08-07 4:44
You've really discovered a treasure chest !
Each capture on that serie, better than the other one.
asajernigan (19669) 2007-08-07 5:25
This is a nice daily life shot! I like your POV showing the church behind the pleasure boats. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
bracasha75 (24443) 2007-08-07 6:08
Typical American way of life and i like this ,this look very rush but still somehow peacefull
Littlewhite (678) 2007-08-07 6:35
it would be nice to see from live this colored water and this apparent confusion. A wonderful mix between nature and men.
JorgeCK (2614) 2007-08-07 8:01
Great shot of the harbor activity. I like your POV with the church behind the boats.
Good calrity and colors. Good postcard picture.
AROBN54 (11067) 2007-08-07 9:57
Ahhhhhhh, how I miss that fresh Maine air. I love the bright clear colors in this shot. Very nicely composed with the church in the background and the boats in front. It sure looks inviting with temperatures here hovering around 100 degrees all week. Oh man, Maine in the summer. Sigh..... Warmest regards,
Floydian (30970) 2007-08-07 10:07
A very colourful but also also a very summer feeling picture. You did an excellent exposure here and the colours are really boosting the whole scenery up...wonderful.
baba_flies (8829) 2007-08-07 10:27
What sea breeze, Tom! Absolutely lovely, and I have no problems becoming friends with the locals :) Who would not be in the mood for a little chat here and there in a scene like this? What on earth is actually your secret with this blue? I always think how special it is ... how are you brewing this together? Greetings from Zurich "grey in grey", Barbara.
anducina (8407) 2007-08-07 11:47
Very nice compo in blue, green and white. I like the boats, the shining water and the white church. That red barn adds a welcome contrast.
anesugur (18757) 2007-08-07 13:04
Beautiful shot of this harbour.
Very nice light, colors and very good POV.
Best regards. Uğur
jmcl (14535) 2007-08-07 20:23
The clutter of boats .. the rustic shore .. the beautiful blues and greens ... a Maine post card .. very nice. Another beautiful clutter.
batalay (32860) 2007-08-07 20:43
This depicts a busy harbor, but the way the boats are lined up -- a fleeting moment -- you captured nicely. The colors are brilliant, the exposure flawless. It just struck me that these deep cardinals used in painting barns and other buildings in the far north (Maine quailifies) are evocative of the colors of barns in Norway, in distinction to the bright colors used in southern latitudes, viz. in the Meditteranean.
plimrn (21344) 2007-08-08 3:29
Looks like you had the Maine Coast trip I would have enjoyed were it not for a carsick passenger. Were you in a boat? I like the contrast of the red, wharfside building and the details of the church overlooking the harbor. It really looks like a challenging harbor to navigate. The lanteen rigged boat looks like it is sailing between the line of moored boats. I can't figure out why the Cape Elizabeth boat is moored perpendicular to the rest of the line. HLJ, Pat
evanrizo (456) 2007-08-09 4:08
Hi Tom, the places you show us are very idyllic.
This is a rich composition, with the two people on the boat, the beautiful church, the sailing ships.
The nice blue sea layer, the other with the ships and church, the green trees layer and the one of the blue sky, they work great.
I will come back...