Springtime in the Adirondacks is so magical. I love the combination of evergreens, still waters and blue skies. It is definitely one of my favorite seasons of year, as well as summer, autumn and winter. wink emoticon Each year, I make several trips north to unwind and soak in the wondrous beauty of the Adirondack Park. My spring trip is always the same weekend but whether or not the season cooperates is another story. This year, the weather couldn't have been better but it was clear that the slow arrival of spring would mean very little foliage or plant life. So that automatically presents a photographic challenge. Autumn is easy. The leafs change color and everywhere you look is spectacular beauty. But how do you find the beauty in between seasons? How can you step outside of your particular way of seeing to see things differently? That's a challenge I put before myself every time. While I appreciate my "brand" and enjoy having my style recognizable, I also want to make sure that I'm not limiting my ability to see things anew. It's really an exciting challenge and throughout the weekend I was really having a blast finding the gold otherwise hidden. Here's a sampling:
Grizzle Ocean is a rather small pond and only 1.1 miles from the South end of Putnam Pond in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. Busy beavers make dramatic changes to the wilderness over time and thereby create a very diverse landscape. Fallen deciduous trees are juxtaposed against thriving evergreens. Sunlight carefully illuminates a fallen birch against a forest background resting in soft shadows. Calm waters offer beautiful reflections and bring a sense of peace to the world and within. If you would like to view all the images or see these individually, please follow this link.
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