I arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine just as Hurricane Irene was ravaging the east coast, and did not know what to expect. Whether a consequence of the storm or not, the sky was amazingly clear of fog and haze for an entire week after two days of rain. My expectations were certainly exceeded as the horizon glowed every morning at dawn with hues of orange, pink, violet, red and yellow. I could not wait to stop driving, get out of the car and begin photographing the landscapes along Acadiaâ€™s picturesque southeast coastline. Some of my best photographs from this adventure came from this magical dawn hour of the early morning, even before the first rays of the sun caressed the rocky seashore.