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”

Photograph Waterfalls like a Pro

The sound and sight of water cascading down through a pristine forest is one of nature’s greatest gifts, and whether surrounded by lush spring foliage or the ice and snow of winter, waterfalls make for intriguing photography subjects. Coming away with unique and impactful photos can be a challenge, however, and this article will diveContinue reading “Photograph Waterfalls like a Pro”

“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”

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”

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”