Mount Katahdin Panoramic Images

Mount Katahdin and Compass Pond in northern Maine

Mount Katahdin at Compass Pond

This shows Mount Katahdin as viewed from Compass Pond next to the Golden Road in northern Maine. Autumn is a great time of year for photography in this region of Maine. Keep in mind that the colors begin changing and reach their peak earlier here than areas further south. Many people come to know Mount Katahdin because it is the northern end of the Appalachian Trail. Image 9523 Specs: October 6 at about 7:05 AM, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L at 50mm, 1/10 second, f/11, ISO 125, 5 images.

Mount Katahdin viewed from Abol Bridge

Mount Katahdin from Abol Bridge

This view of Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park is from Abol Bridge on the Golden Road in northern Maine. To the right is part of Abol Bridge Campground. The Golden Road is mostly dirt with occasional tarred sections and passes through the Maine wilderness where there are no power lines or telephone service. You may view this image as a 4x20 foot mural in the cafeteria at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Image 8846 Specs: August 18 at about 6:24 AM, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Series at 45mm, 1/50 sec, f/11, ISO 200, Combined 5 images.

Mount Katahdin in Early October

Mount Katahdin in Early October

This was late in the afternoon so there is strong side lighting from the left or western side of the mountain. The shooting location is at Compass Pond which is on the northern side of the Golden Road. Katahdin Mountain is in Baxter State Park. The nearest town is Millinocket to the east. Image 3118 Specs: October 12 at about 4:36 PM, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Series at 105mm, 1/15 sec, f/11, ISO 100, Combined 4 images.

Early September view of Mount Katahdin

Early September View of Mount Katahdin

This is another image showing Mount Katahdin as seen from Compass Pond next to the Golden Road in north-central Maine. Since this is in early September, there are no noticeable color changes but the greens are good with crisp clean air. Image 9311 Specs: September 10 at about 6:23 AM, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Series at 40mm, 1/6 sec, f/11, ISO 125, Combined 4 images.

Mount Katahdin in August

Mount Katahdin in August

The sun, out of view to the left, was just about to set which added a real golden glow to certain areas of this photo of Mount Katahdin such as on the trees in the middle area. They almost appear to have changed to their fall colors but it is actually from the color of the setting sun. This view is from Abol Bridge on the Golden Road. Image 8953 Specs: August 18 at about 7:29 PM, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Series at 24mm, 1/8 sec, f/10, ISO 160, Single Image.

Somes Pond in Somesville, Maine

Mount Katahdin at Upper Togue Pond

This shows the view of Mount Katahdin from Upper Togue Pond in Baxter State Park in north-central Maine. It was a very cloudy but still calm early October morning. The location is behind the information center just before the entrance station at the south-eastern side of the park. Image A2690 Specs: October 7 at about 9:24 AM, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Series at 35mm, 1/5 sec, f/18, ISO 160, Combined 3 different images.

Mount Katahdin was enshrouded in a heavy fog this October morning.

Heavy Fog at Mount Katahdin

Mount Katahdin and surrounding areas were enshrouded in a very heavy fog this October morning. I took a few pictures but then, after about an hour, decided to drive to Upper Togue Pond in Baxter State Park. This view is from Abol Bridge. You can just about see the top of the mountain where some low clouds are moving over the summit and catching some of the early light. Image A2558 Specs: October 7 at about 7:17 AM, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Series at 28mm, 1/13 sec, f/16, ISO 100, One single image cropped.

Cloud Covered Mount Katahdin

Low Clouds Cover Mount Katahdin

This is one of my first photos, especially first panoramic image, I took and created from Abol Bridge of Mount Katahdin. After driving a couple of hours during the night to be here early, I discovered some very heavy cloud cover. Since I shot from the walking section of Abol Bridge, and it is very sensitive to any movement, I was not sure that it would come out OK. Here is the successful result so the shooting test worked which opened the door to create the image for the hospital mural. Image 8676 Specs: August 14 at about 7:47 PM, Canon 5D Mark II, Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 at 19mm, 1/2 sec, f/8, ISO 200, Combined 3 different images.

Autumn in Bloom with Morning Mist

Autumn in Bloom with Mist

Shortly before reaching Mount Katahdin and the entrance to Baxter State Park during the autumn season, I saw this scene so pulled over to try and capture it. The sunlight had not yet shown above the nearby hills to burn off the morning mist yet. This was one of those very still and enchanting moments that happens often in nature and why we get up so early to try and capture it to share with others. Image A2869 Specs: October 11 at about 6:48 AM, Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L Series at 150mm, 1.3 sec, f/29, ISO 100, Combined 3 different images for increased tonal range then cropped.

Take a Ride or Hike to the North Side

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherIf you have ever wanted to explore other parts of Maine other than the coastal areas during your visit, consider venturing further north to areas such as the Moosehead Lake Region with its main town of Greenville or even Baxter State Park, home of Mount Katahdin. The main town near here is Millinocket and East Millinocket, easily accessed via Interstate 95. This part of the state has even more rugged beauty of the wilderness kind. The series of panoramic images on this page should peak your interest a bit. Maine has very large sections of undeveloped forest land with lots of wildlife. Have a look and be sure to share the experience with family and friends via social media.