The Leica M10 In Coastal Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine, Leica M10, sunset, pier 77, landscape

The last article I wrote was all about shooting Acadia National Park with the Nikon D850, but I rarely travel with just one camera.  In fact, the Leica M10 usually hangs around my neck no matter what other camera I’m using.  The M10 is always set up for street photography meaning I can simply frame my shot and take it…  Quickly.  Here is the coast of Maine through the viewfinder of the Leica M10.

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Jordan Pond

Another previous article I wrote focused on the abilities of the Leica M in regards to landscape photography, it’s as capable as just about any other camera (as I mentioned in the article, long exposure limitations do exist).

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Acadia National Park Visitor Center

Jordan Pond

One of the most beautiful trails in Acadia is the Jordan Pond loop that takes you the entire way around the pond.  There are wooden plank walkways with beautiful views of the pond the entire time.  It’s about 3.7 miles but it’s a relatively easy hike, there is one part in the middle where the terrain turns into large boulders you need to navigate but it’s short and not too difficult.  I highly recommend doing this hike at sunrise or sunset for ideal light.

Cadillac Mountain

This is the first scene you see when you get to the top of Cadillac Mountain at sunrise.  The parking lot tops out and there where you see the people standing is the highest point of the mountain.  If you walk past that point your view changes to what you see in the image below, a view of the ocean and the fog moving in and out.

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Cadillac Mountain

Acadia National Park

The shot above is actually a panorama of about three different frames taken in portrait mode to frame it the way I wanted and still be as close to the painter as I could to capture the detail of the painting and his tools.  This took only a few seconds as my camera was already zone focused.

Kennebunkport Maine

While waiting for my family, they were picking up lunch at a crowded sandwich shop, I walked my son down the street (he is almost two) in his stroller with the M10 hanging around my neck.  Thankfully I had my camera with me when I walked past this old Oyster shop.

Kennebunkport Maine

If you visit Kennebunkport I recommend walking down all the side streets and letting your curiosity lead you as there is character around every corner.  I could have spend months photographing this awesome town.

Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine

Shot for shot, I would say the M10 captured more usable images than the D850…  Primarily because it’s the camera that was always at my fingertips.  The D850 usually stayed in my backpack until I came across a scene that was “worthy” of bringing out the big guns.  I’ve also noticed that I compose differently depending on the camera I use, I think I’ve just learned to see a little differently with my Leica…  Maybe its the rangefinder, the constant 35mm focal length, or maybe it is all in my head.

All the images you see here are available as fine art prints.  If you’re interested in purchasing a print please contact me using the contact form found here.  Thanks for reading!

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4 Comments

    • Yes, both. I use an umbrella though and try to keep them as dry as possible. They’ve both had a good misting but never direct exposure to hard rain or snow. The details on weather resistance are scant so I’m not willing to test it.

    • I think if you use caution you’ll be fine. I mean, using an umbrella makes sense to keep rain/snow from smudging up your glass anyways.

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