Rocky Shores off Bailey Island, Maine

April 28, 2011

Rocky Shores 
Photographer: Dan Bartlett
Summary AuthorDan Bartlett; Jim Foster

The photo above showing the rocky shoreline of Bailey Island, Maine was taken just after sunup in September 2010. Maine’s picturesque coasts formed when glaciers retreated more than 10,000 years ago, leaving behind craggy peninsulas, sculptured bays and approximately 3,000 near-shore islands. Most of these islands are too small for human habitation (less than an acre) but each one is likely a home to sea birds, marine mammals and or aquatic life forms. An estimated 425 people live year around on Bailey’s Island – part of Maine’s Mid-Coast. The convoluted coast of Maine is 3,478 mi (5,597 km) long. Of the 48 contiguous states, only Florida and Louisiana have longer tidal shorelines. Note the numerous lobster trap buoys -- near the boat and in the background. 

Photo details: Camera Maker: Panasonic; Camera Model: DMC-FZ7; Focal Length: 33.5mm (35mm equivalent: 206mm); Aperture: f/6.3; Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400); ISO equiv: 80; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Spot; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Light Source: Unknown; Flash Fired: No (enforced).