Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Fine Retreat

A half-moon backlit the mist as it hovered over calm water with a distant, mournful, call of a loon. Such were the conditions of our final evening together at our recent retreat. It was a classic Adirondack experience and a night we’ll never forget.

Half Moon at Moss Lake

With a willing group and fellow staff member Mark Bowie, we spent four days exploring the area around the Fulton Chain of Lakes.   With its open schedule, the retreat format gave us the freedom to chase the light when the conditions were right.   We worked on daily assignments and generated a theme for our work as it slowly emerged over the course of the retreat.  After the morning fieldwork each day, we returned to the conference room to process the images and print our favorite ones.  We enjoyed gourmet dinners together at the Woods Inn in Inlet, NY, and then headed back out for the evening shoot, either at the shores of Fourth Lake at the inn, or at other select locations nearby. With Mark’s expertise in night shooting and my experience with time-lapse, we exposed our students to these two exciting aspects of digital photography.   We made some great friendships and shared wonderful experiences together.  If you’re an advanced shooter, consider one of our future retreats, and take your photography to the next level. 

The Retreat Group