The Gear you Need to Climb Mount Marcy in Winter

For a winter adventure that’s equal parts unforgettable and challenging, it’s hard to beat a winter ascent of Mount Marcy in the Adirondack High Peaks. Checking in at an elevation of 5,344 feet, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in New York and offers commanding views of the surrounding mountains, lakes, and valleys in allContinue reading “The Gear you Need to Climb Mount Marcy in Winter”

The Best Winter Sunset Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains

Encompassing six million acres and possessing a myriad of mountains ranging in size from mile-high Mount Marcy to short and wooded summits, the Adirondacks has a mountain for every schedule and ability. Few outdoor experiences are more memorable or enjoyable than watching the sunset in solitude from a mountain summit, and the experience is madeContinue reading “The Best Winter Sunset Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains”

Frozen in Time: Photographing the Haunting Beauty of an Adirondack Winter

Winter in the Adirondacks is truly magical. With rocks and roots buried in snow, vicious flies and mosquitoes a distant memory, and the thick, humid air of summer replaced with a crisp chill, there are countless benefits to exploring the Adirondacks in winter. When it comes to photography, no other time of year allows forContinue reading “Frozen in Time: Photographing the Haunting Beauty of an Adirondack Winter”

12 Favorite Photos of 2020

Stating that 2020 has been the most unusual of years surely won’t be news to anyone. I hope that as the year winds down, all of you and your loved ones have been able to stay safe and healthy through all of the challenges that this year has thrown at us. Even in a difficultContinue reading “12 Favorite Photos of 2020”

How to Appreciate and Photograph Post-Peak Fall Color

Nothing lasts forever, and peak fall color is no exception. Every year it seems that just as quickly as the dog days of summer transitioned to crisp and foggy fall mornings, the once vibrant colors of fall have faded and the trees are left solemnly standing bare, ready to face another long and cold winter.Continue reading “How to Appreciate and Photograph Post-Peak Fall Color”

Escape the Leaf-Peeping Crowds by Boat and Boot at Indian Lake

Autumn is upon us, and the vast hardwood forests of the Northeast are putting on their annual show that rivals any natural spectacle in the world. While the fall season has always been a popular time for hikers and roadside tourists alike to get out and explore, larger crowds than usual are expected this fallContinue reading “Escape the Leaf-Peeping Crowds by Boat and Boot at Indian Lake”

The Heart of Autumn

With all due respect to the other seasons, there isn’t a more exciting time of year for wilderness exploration and photography than fall, and there’s no better place to be this time of year than the Eastern United States. Blessed with a variety of hardwood species like sugar maple and birch that turn practically everyContinue reading “The Heart of Autumn”

Special Indeed

Over the past few years, much of my free time has been spent exploring and photographing the Adirondack Mountains, and until recently, summer was by far been my least favorite time of year for photography. Lacking the bright colors and moody fog of autumn and the austere beauty of winter, I rather foolishly had convincedContinue reading “Special Indeed”

Behind the Shot: Altered Mind State

Photo Title: Altered Mind State Photography Equipment: Canon 6D, Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens, Gitzo mountaineer tripod, Really Right Stuff ballhead, remote shutter release, B+W 6-stop neutral density filter, B+W circular polarizer Exposure Data: Exposure 1 (waterfall and foreground): 15 sec. at f/11, ISO 100, 21 mm Exposure 2 (background): 0.3 sec. atContinue reading “Behind the Shot: Altered Mind State”

“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”