Photograph the classic and wild Adirondack Park region during its most beautiful and colorful week of the year. This is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. There are over 3.000 lakes, 30.000 miles of rivers and streams and a wide variety of habitats, including globally unique wetland types, old and new growth forests and alpine vegetated mountains—truly a photographer’s paradise.
We will focus on two areas that are rich in photo opportunities and have a variety of classic Adirondack landscapes from mountains to forests to lakes. Our workshop is timed to coincide with the peak of fall color, covering ground from the High Peaks to the Central Lakes. We will shoot every sunrise, sunset and night sky as weather permits. We hope to photograph the color of fiery red sugar maples and yellow birches and, with a bit of luck, cool foggy mornings at lake shores.
Highlights might include hearing the shrill whistling call of a loon on the foggy calm waters of a pond at sunrise, followed by an epic secret vista over the High Peaks mountain chain at sunset. We have a couple of hikes planned to get to some little-known but spectacular photo spots. During the day, we will photograph deep in the woods, capturing waterfalls, forest streams with mossy rocks, intimate detailed forest scenes and even abstract motion blurs of fall color reflecting in a river's shaded rapids.
Our group is small and the tour is all-inclusive, as usual with us, and we have the best local pro and guide in The Adirondacks, Johnathan Esper. This workshop will be jam-packed with instruction in the field and in the classroom, with our signature image reviews and post-processing sessions. Expect to be up early and stay out late, and be immersed in photography all the time.