“Sanctuary” Selected as Winner of Appalachian Mountain Club’s Earth Day 2020 Artwork Contest

Happy Earth Day everyone! On the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, I’m excited to announce that “Sanctuary” has been selected as one of 10 winning pieces for Appalachian Mountain Club’s Earth Day 2020 Artwork Contest. As part of the contest, I was asked to write a short paragraph explaining how my winning submissionContinue reading ““Sanctuary” Selected as Winner of Appalachian Mountain Club’s Earth Day 2020 Artwork Contest”

10 Tips for Solo Backpacking

There might not be a more rewarding outdoor experience than exploring the wilderness all alone while solo backpacking. The physical, mental, and emotional challenges can be immense, and are exceeded only by the feelings of accomplishment and self-reliance that come from thriving in the wilds with help from no one. Whether seeking out a challenge,Continue reading “10 Tips for Solo Backpacking”

Behind the Shot: Layers of Whiteface

Photo Title: Layers of Whiteface Photography Equipment: Canon 6D DSLR camera, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, circular polarizer Exposure Data: 1/200 sec. at f/11, ISO 250, 180mm Sometimes a photograph comes to fruition at the spur of the moment, with little to no planning or previsualization. Other times, however, much preparation and justContinue reading “Behind the Shot: Layers of Whiteface”

“Fire on the Mountain” receives Honorable Mention in 2020 Adirondack Life Photo Contest

The good news continues! In addition to “Follow the Leader” being selected as the Second Prize winner in the Lands, Waters and Wildlife category in the 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club Photo Contest, another photo, “Fire on the Mountain,” recently received Honorable Mention in the 2020 Adirondack Life Photo Contest. This photo features frost-coated berry bushesContinue reading ““Fire on the Mountain” receives Honorable Mention in 2020 Adirondack Life Photo Contest”

“Follow the Leader” selected as Second Prize winner in 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club Photo Contest

Exciting news! One of our photos, “Follow the Leader,” was selected as the Second Prize winner in the Lands, Waters and Wildlife category in the 2020 AMC Photo Contest. This photo will be featured in the Spring issue of AMC Outdoors magazine, and can also be found online. Taken while on a trip to Maine’sContinue reading ““Follow the Leader” selected as Second Prize winner in 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club Photo Contest”

Behind the Shot: Flamethrower

This is the first installment of what will be a recurring column on the blog, where I’ll take you “behind the shot” and dive into the the technical and creative background of a given photograph. Photo Title: Flamethrower Photography Equipment: Canon 6D DSLR camera, Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS lens, Gitzo GT1532 Mountaineer carbon fiber tripod,Continue reading “Behind the Shot: Flamethrower”