Of the over 1,200 islands along Maine’s coast, many consider Monhegan Island especially captivating. Located 11 miles offshore, 1½ miles long and a ½ mile wide, Monhegan rises like a whale out of the ocean. Its exceptional natural beauty combined with its easterly location has made Monhegan a compelling destination first for transatlantic travelers, then fishermen and then in the last hundred years, artists. Vikings are thought to be the first explorers to land on Monhegan in the first century, followed by the Portuguese, English, French and Italians. Occupied on and off since the 1500’s, the island was permanently settled in the 1700’s.
Monhegan’s current year-round population of around 75 is a mix of artists and fishermen. In the summer the population swells to almost 1,200 as it attracts vacationers, bird watchers and anyone looking to experience the peaceful setting created by island life. There are more than 17 miles of hiking trails on the island, some passing through woods and some following along some of the highest cliffs along the Maine coast, dramatically rising to 160 feet along the eastern shore. While the actual village, with its less than 1 mile of dirt road, occupies a tiny corner of the island, the remainder is preserved in its natural state. It is protected by the Monhegan Associates, which was founded by summer residents 50 years ago to preserve the island for the future.
We would like to continue to share with you some of the many riches our corner of the world has to offer. Along with our Tour du Mount Battie Alumni weekend, our Monhegan Getaway promises to be a memorable interlude. So come join us for this three-day escape to a magical island, where you can enjoy hiking, fresh sea air and the opportunity to unwind in peaceful island surroundings.
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ChrisJ (117825) 2009-06-16 17:34
A superb coastal scene, with good sharpness, color, saturation & lighting contrasts. Well composed, using the rule of thirds. Tfs!
AROBN54 (11475) 2009-06-16 17:43
Beautiful shot, Tom.
Great light, lovely clear color, excellent detail and I love the way the two different lines of rocks come in from both sides and make a vee shaped frame. That dark blue water looks wonderful, too. This a superb New England shot. Many thanks and warm regards,
dareco (17134) 2009-06-16 18:52
Very pretty scenery and I love the deep blue water color. Nice sharp detail. TFS
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-06-16 18:54
Wonderful view of the Maine coastline, Excellent sharpness and colors. Beautiful blue sky and ocean with the white capes on the water. Like the details in the rocks and thanks for sharing Tom.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-06-16 19:01
This is a nice landscape/seascape. The V created by the rocks on the right lead the eye to the water nicely. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. Excellent note to go along with a great photo.
snunney (106501) 2009-06-17 0:47
A splendid composition of this lovely rocky coastline. The image has a nice balance to it whilst the detail in the rocks is beautifully brought out.
ymrk (15085) 2009-06-17 1:29
Tom,this is unbelievable!First of all,i've liked a capthaddock photos...Impressive landscape,very rejoiced place!
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-06-17 2:56
Beautiful seaside. Very good composition with a granite block in the foregound. Well done.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-06-17 3:13
magnificent view with that v-shapes rocks and the sea.
jplebrun (21208) 2009-06-17 3:44
superbe cliché de ce bord de mer avec ces rives escarpées et cette mer d'un bleu intense, bravo.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-06-17 5:13
Tom, this is a great one, it really shows the ruggedness of the coast. Colors and details are awesome, great work.
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-17 6:15
Lovely composition Tom and a very well composed image. I like the colours and the freshness. nice balance too
Dyerco (10185) 2009-06-17 7:27
This composition was well thought out. The leading line in the bottom right take the eye to the cliff and the horizon is nice and straight.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-17 11:39
A very good POV, the rocks gives a nice natural framing. Great depht for this sea's landscape. I like especially the excellent natural colours of the rocks and too of the sea.
Charo (51212) 2009-06-17 16:20
What a great contrast and how much force must this capture. A magnificent view of the rugged coastline and an intense blue in the beautiful sea.
plimrn (21344) 2009-06-19 21:29
The strong FG diagonal makes an interesting lead-in to the very attractive deep blue sea and sky, Very interesting note as well, you make me want to visit the place in the off-season.
kingurek (724) 2009-06-27 2:55
Colours of your photos are really incredibly vivid. I like it very much. This image looks like the postcard. Every single part of this scene is very well captured. I like the great depth of field which makes this shot nice for watching. Wonderful shot :)
pablominto (53746) 2009-07-08 1:29
A lovely coastal scene with amazing richness in colours!
The rugged rocks come to life in the fine light, and conttrast so well with the deep blue sea...
Wise to include a tad of vegetation, and the yellow lichen adds spots of colour too!