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The Schoolhouse Gallery is pleased to feature a canvas gallery wrap of Ben Pearson’s “October Sunset at Half Moon Cove.” The print is on exhibit and for sale at our gallery.
An avid outdoorsman, Ben is a registered Maine Guide, former US National Whitewater Canoe Champion and has completed the 100-mile Canadian Ski Marathon. For 25 years he worked in product management and development at L.L. Bean, where he was Director of Sporting goods and Product manager for Outdoor Gear. In recent years, using his in-depth knowledge of the natural world, Ben has turned his attention to the discovery of dramatic and inspiring nature photography images. From his 110 year-old camp at the Narrows on Richardson Lake in Maine’s Rangeley Region (the location of this image), he is exploring the photographic possibilities of scenic landscape, wildlife and plant subjects.
Late this fall the Carrabassett Valley/Stratton area in Western Maine has been experiencing dramatic, unsettled and very complex skies. Cloud formations at different elevations overlap, as they form layers in unusual juxtapositions. This red cloud, at a higher level than the dark clouds in the foreground, was the only part of the sky to catch the bright glow of the sunset light.
Nikon D800 w/70 – 200mm lens at focal length 80 mm, ISO 800, f11, 1/125 sec, UV filter, spot metering, hand held, 5 exposure HDR