A Handwear System for Winter Hiking and Photography

This article along with others written by me can be found at EMS. We’ve all been there – clumsily fumbling to zip up a jacket, unwrap an energy bar, or dig out an extra layer from a backpack with gloved hands. Gloves and mittens provide essential protection from wind, snow and cold during the longContinue reading “A Handwear System for Winter Hiking and Photography”

Photo of the Week

The snowy summit of Whiteface Mountain barely pokes above the clouds at dusk. The pink glow in the sky is known as the “Belt of Venus” and is commonly seen on clear days before sunrise and after sunset. It appears 10-20 degrees above the horizon on top of the Earth’s dark blue shadow that’s foundContinue reading “Photo of the Week”

Photo of the Week

Fog and foliage is one of the most mesmerizing combinations for photography. As the fog mingled with the precipitous mountains on this autumn morning, I was fortunate to have a flock of geese fly through the mist just as I pressed the shutter, adding a special sense of scale and drama to the already mysticalContinue reading “Photo of the Week”

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”

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”

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”