Outdoors, the Adirondack autumn produced again. While much of New England had below-par fall colors, the Adirondacks displayed richly varied colors, with particularly strong reds. They carpeted the mountainsides.
To change things up this year, we based out ourselves out of the Schroon Lake area. Several iconic photo locales are nearby. Local forests exhibit a mix of colorful hardwoods and evergreens. We received special permission to photograph in the Elk Lake-Clear Pond Preserve. At both Elk and Clear, fog swirled and danced over the water, against a backdrop of imposing mountains.
Along the dark shores of Putnam Pond we photographed the Milky Way towering overhead. From the Belfry Mountain fire tower we caught a dramatic sunset over Giant Mountain and other High Peaks. At Blue Ridge Falls dwindling water levels allowed us to shoot exposed potholes and other erosional features that are covered in spring and summer. Thanks to our participants for their enthusiasm and willingness to explore with a camera. They made truly special images at each of these places, and we all went home with a deeper appreciation for autumn in the North Country.