Michael ONeill Wedding Portrait Fine Art Photographer Long Island New York
Collectible Fine Art Photography Acadia Bar Harbor Maine
If you know anything about me...personally, or from reading my bio on this web site, you know that one of my life’s greatest passions is touring around this beautiful country of ours by motorcycle. I have logged in excess of a quarter million miles on two wheels in my lifetime and one of the places I return to year after year is Down East Maine. Bar Harbor, ME and Mount Desert Island are the homes of Acadia National Park, one of the most beautiful landscapes on the eastern seaboard. Within the confines of Acadia National Park is Jordan Pond which is the body of water you are looking at in this picture. I have visited Jordan Pond on every trip I’ve made to Bar Harbor but the view I encountered this day was unique. A severe summer storm was building and the sky was getting darker by the minute. I set my camera up at a position on the edge of the lake and started photographing the approaching torrent. To answer the two most often asked questions: Yes, I rode my motorcycle into this storm to capture this image and Yes, I carried a $9,000.00 camera and lens combination into the weather to preserve this moment (A special "Thank You" here to the people at Nikon who make the world’s finest photographic equipment). In addition to being a very popular collectible fine art edition in my body of personal work, this image has garnered much critical acclaim. It is also one of my most awarded images in professional photography competitions. On the local level at PPGNY (Professional Photographers of Greater New York) this image was awarded Best-In-Show in their image competition. On the international level, this image earned a silver award at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) annual 16 X 20 Print, Album and Film Making Competition held annually at the MGM Grand Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This image is offered for acquisition in prestigious art galleries on Long Island, in NYC, New York, Boston, MA and Ottawa, Canada. "Storm Over Acadia" is also available artist direct. Use the contact page on this web site to acquire a copy. The standard 8" X 12" size, printed on Gicleé paper and delivered in 100% acid free, lignin free matting and backing retails for just $99.00. "Storm Over Acadia" can be printed to any size on a variety of materials. I would be happy to quote a price for any size and material that fits your collection. I hope you enjoy viewing this image as much as I did creating it. Thanks for taking a look.