Friday, October 2, 2009

Burnt Cove, Deer Isle, Maine #5

It's time to leave Stonington behind. A few miles down the road from Stonington on Deer Isle you'll find Burnt Cove. While researched my trip, I discovered a list of off-the-beaten-path photo ops on Deer Isle, one of which was this quaint little cove. I found Burnt Cove on an overcast afternoon. Walking out to the shoreline, I could see the potential for a few nice photos. The houses perched against the shoreline with the trees framing them, and the quaint little cove with its boats moored, calmly waiting for a trip out to Penobscot Bay. I hope you feel the essence of Burnt Cove as much as I felt it that day creating these images.

After leaving Burnt Cove, I had traveled about a mile when I came upon a path leading into a woods right off the road. I stopped and got out of the car and took the path, which as I guessed, lead out to the shoreline. Obviously, a well worn path used often by the locals as right at the end of the path laid a pair of old shoes left behind by someone. The last image is the beautiful little beach I happened upon. I had to photograph these large, brown rocks perched at the water's edge. Their weather worn look made me wonder what stories they would tell about winters past and storms blown in off the Atlantic into the bay. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them. I share these images unretouched as I shoot the light with my Pentax. Enjoy!


  1. I grew up on Burnt Cove- amongst the boats and and on the dock at Fifield Lobster Co. at the end of the road.

    Great to see it online!

    Travis Fifield

  2. Beautiful, Carol! Were you at this beach:
    I was there only a couple months before you, last August. Can't believe you drove all the way there yourself. Good for you! I would have done the same.

  3. Hi Carol,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blog posts about Deer Isle and yours, along with your beautiful photographs, happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    - Jocelyn