Photographed at twilight, January 13th, 2015 from Little Cherry Patch Pond, Adirondack Mountains, New York.
An arctic blast of frigid, dry air has brought subzero temperatures to the region, but along with it, clear skies and sunshine! Here we see the evening sun setting on Whiteface Mountain from Little Cherrypatch Pond. The air temperature was around 0°F.
Photographed this evening in the Adirondack Mountains, New York.
This past Thanksgiving I was lucky enough to get a chance to take my kayak out for a paddle on Lake Placid. It was cold, gray, and peaceful. Two bald eagles (one photographed) shared the aura with me.
Photographed November 27th, 2014 on Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, New York.
Photographed May 30th, 2014 at the Bloomingdale Bog, Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, Adirondack Mountains, New York.
A while back I posted a similar photo taken from the same place at the same time, but I think I like this one better. The added rock surface in the foreground gives a different feel. Let me know what you think.
Photographed September 18th, 2014 from Mount Jo, Adirondack Mountains, New York.
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Photographed May 29th, 2014 at the Bloomingdale Bog, Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, Adirondack Mountains, New York.
The most famous waterfall in the Catskills.
Photographed November 29th, 2014 in the Catskill Mountains, New York.
January 4th, 2015
Dreary, rainy, gray weather the majority of the day, but a slight improvement late in the afternoon. I decided to hit the woods to fight off some Adirondack cabin fever. Not far from town I wandered up an unexplored (at least by me) hillside. My thermometer read 46°F, only confirming why the world around me was melting. I shot some dripping icicles under a ledge. The ground was still covered in snow, deep in some places, but becoming patchy in others.
Up above, clearly exposed to the elements was a magnificent, old white pine. It was gnarly, scarred, and full of character. One of its lower limbs, coated with green lichens laid broken at its base. It was freshly snapped. If I had to guess, the damage was done from a recent Nor’easter that hit the region December 9th -11th, downing trees with its heavy wet snow and ice. I measured the great pine’s diameter, carefully skirting around the short ledge it was growing from. 37.5 inches.
As I photographed The Sacred One, the clouds began to break apart and quickly heralded in a gorgeous red sunset.
Cold temperatures are predicted for tonight. The saturated snow from today will be solid ice by tomorrow.
Photographs taken today in Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, Adirondack Mountains, New York.