Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Marginal Way from another lens

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
                                                                                                   -Yousuf Karsh

I often take photographs in Ogunquit.  Ogunquit's scenery is always changing with the dramatic coastline, clouds and varied weather. I also like looking at pictures that my guests take. I like to see how they view Ogunquit....

One such guest has a brilliant eye.  Dean of Upstate New York appreciates the quite beauty of Ogunquit; even on one of the busiest weeks of the year. Dean makes several trips to Ogunquit each year. He captures the wild beauty of the rugged coastline from his Apple I-Phone Camera. These photographs were taken in the morning of July 6th with the town packed with beach goers, and July 4th  long weekend revelers. Even on a busy day there is a calmness in the early morning.

This is "Little Beach on Marginal Way".  The Marginal Way is a strip of land on the margin of the ocean that starts on Shore Road and runs along the winding shore to Perkins Cove. The rocks and cliffs are a geological wonder. The rocky coastline was formed by glacial deposits. There are lifeguard stands and benches along the path and at the Little Beach.

From the highest point of Marginal Way one can see the pristine sands of Ogunquit beach, and the coastline of Wells and Kennebunkport.

I always tell my guests at Ogunquit Beach Inn, to take their time and enjoy the Marginal Way. Along the way there are benches for relaxation, and rock formations to explore. With the shifting tides there are pools of salt water filled with little marine life. Starfish, Sand Dollars, barnacles, crabs and sea urchins can be found during the changing tides.

Locals folks enjoy the Marginal Way in the morning before the beachgoers and tourists explore the meandering indian trail......

Photographs courtesy of Dean Rogers. Dean is an avid runner, photographer and food aficionado.

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