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Photographing Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks

September 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Destination Marketing

I wanted to share a fantastic resource that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing.

Photographing the Adirondacks: Fall in the High Peaks Region
by Chris Tennant and Adam Baker (cover)

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According to NYS research, not only does 25% of travel in New York State occur in Fall, “In 2013 alone, it is estimated that travel spending in New York State from September through November had a $15.67 billion total economic impact, with $25.28 billion in direct spending.” This means leef peeping in NY is big-business. I know, because this is the busiest time of year for me with inquiries about travel in the Adirondacks, requests for travel planning assistance, and reporting of timely information. It’s super-easy to inspire, but helping people implement takes a lot of effort.

A big part of “inspiration” marketing these days is through the use of photography. Also, with the prevalence of cameras and social media, it is easier now than ever for travelers to share their experiences both during and after their visits. Great photography is also the #1 way people memorialize their travel experiences. Providing travelers with the tools and information about where, when, and how to photograph your destination should be high on every DMO’s priority-list. This is service for your customers, but also with proper monitoring and community management, provides the DMO with shareable content for future marketing. “By amplifying this year’s foliage report with social media, more people will see what New York has to offer and I have no doubt that they will want to experience it for themselves.”

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As mentioned, Fall Foliage tourism is a huge part of NYS travel both statewide and in the Adirondacks. This season has long been considered “shoulder”, between Summer and Winter, but with current spending data – I think it is something very worthy of strategic focus and effort. After all, “The Adirondack Region Boasts ones of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country.” The Adirondacks, with its vast-size, does have the opportunity to take advantage of this most lucrative of travel seasons.

So, let me tell you about Chris and Adam’s great guide for photographing the Adirondacks during Autumn.

  • For amateurs and professional photographers. Save time and maximize your opportunities.
  • Selection of places to go. Including: Description of location, directions, and geographic coordinates.
  • Gear and photography tips. Based on typical Adirondack weather, place, and type of shots desired.
  • Examples. Beautiful shots taken on location and with technique described. This is inspiration.
  • Cost and Format. $10 PDF e-book (DRM-free). Inexpensive and portable.

Best of all, even if you’re not a photographer, this guide will help you find beautiful foliage this season. It also makes a great-gift!

Email Chris if you are interested in a copy.

(Thanks guys for use of the photos!)

More Resources:
Fall Foliage Report – I LOVE NY
Our Fall Foliage Guide – Wild Center
Guide to Fall Colors in Upstate New York (PDF) – SUNY ESF

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Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman Exhibition

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

An exhibition of monumental proportions and impact, “Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman” is comprised of work from the most influential Adirondack photographers Nathan Farb, Mark Bowie, Nancie Battaglia, and Carl Heilman is on display at View, the new arts center in Old Forge. The exhibition will run from December 3 – March 3, and will also include work by newer voices in Adirondack photography including Johnathan A. Esper, Lesley Dixon, and Clark Lubbs.

Check these samples of what you will see (click to enlarge):

Stone sculptor Matt Horner will have work concurrently displayed, and “Teachers Turn: Instructors form the Adirondack Photography Institute” will open at the same time. The photography is a vast assortment of different perspectives of the Adirondacks. Large format prints where viewers can practically smell the pines, hikers proud to have reached summits, wildlife captured taking flight, disorienting reflections in calm lakes, and fires roaring under time-lapsed stars streaking across the sky.

Exhibition admission is $10/$5 members and groups of 6+/Children under 12 free. View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge, NY. To learn more about View programming, including an upcoming workshop with Carl Heilman, visit or call 315-369-6411.

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Night Vision – Wildlife Photography of Hobart V. Roberts

March 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments · Adirondack News

Old Forge, N.Y. – Before motion-sensors, in-fared, and mega pixels, before digital trail cameras there was Hobart Roberts.

Adirondack MuseumThe Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sunday series will travel to Old Forge, New York on March 13, 2011. “Night Vision: The Wildlife Photography of Hobart V. Roberts” with museum Curator Laura Rice will be held at the Old Forge Arts Center. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The presentation will offered at no charge to museum members and children of elementary school age or younger. The fee for non-members is $5.00. For additional information, please call the Education Department at (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit the museum’s web site at

Hobart Vosburgh Roberts (1874-1959) was one of the nation’s most recognized amateur wildlife photographers in the first decades of the 20th century. Roberts developed ingenious techniques for capturing birds and animals on film in their natural habitats. Most notably, the Utica, N.Y. native was one of a small group of amateur photographers who pioneered photographing animals at night.

Great Blue HeronThe Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. will introduce a new exhibit, “Night Vision: Wildlife Photography of Hobart V. Roberts,” on May 27, 2011. Laura Rice’s illustrated presentation will preview the approximately 35 original large-format photographs of Adirondack wildlife, cameras, equipment, colored lithographic prints, hand-colored transparencies, published works, as well as the photographer’s many awards that will be included in the exhibit.

Robert’s work was published in Audubon Magazine, Country Life, Modern Photography, and The National Geographic Magazine. Famed photographer Edward Steichen selected Roberts’ photos for inclusion in U.S. Camera 1940, along with images by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Eliot Porter.

Laura Rice joined the staff of the Adirondack Museum in 2003. She had previously served as a Curator, Museum Educator, and Consultant at a number of other museums. Ms. Rice holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in American Civilization with an emphasis on Museum Studies. She is the author of the award-winning book Maryland History in Prints: 1752 – 1900, a history of the state of Maryland based on selected images in the Maryland Historical Society Print Collection.

Cabin Fever Sunday programs are sponsored by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park:

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, tells stories of the people – past and present — who have lived, worked, and played in the unique place that is the Adirondack Park. History is in our nature. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For information about all that the museum has to offer, please call (518) 352-7311, or visit

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A Morning’s Catch

April 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

A Morning's catch in the Adirondacks
Adirondack Mountains, circa 1903. “A Morning’s catch in the Adirondacks.” Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection glass negative. About this item.

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DEC Offering a “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Workshop

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

This is a very cool program and it’s coming to the Adirondacks. Check it out.

Popular workshops give women the chance to learn outdoor skills such as shooting, archery, fly fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, and outdoor photography

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now offering one of its very popular “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman”  workshops on September 18 – 20, 2009, at the Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George, Warren County.

“These workshops are particularly important in teaching participants useful outdoors skills, introducing them to fun and challenging activities and encouraging them to connect with nature,” said DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis.

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Little Tiny Adirondacks

January 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Miscellania

Ya gotta stay up on the latest memes.

Canoe - Lower Saranac Lake

Whiteface from Placid Bay

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Magazines, the Internet of the Past

November 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments · News

The democratization of the means of production and distribution has left most of our old media in tatters.  One of the many magazines I subscribed to as a youth was Life.  That and National Geographic served as a window for many to the incredible richness and diversity of the world around us.  Check out what The Google has done for us.  The entire LIFE Photo Archive.

Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, we will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos.

Check these out:

Prof. Albert Einstein

Prof. Albert Einstein

Prof. Albert Einstein on his sailboat at Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks.
Location:    NY, US
Date taken:    July 03, 1936

Aerial view of the Adirondack Mountains

Aerial view of the Adirondack Mountains

Aerial view of the Adirondack Mountains & Lake Tear-in-the-Clouds, the source water of the Hudson River.
Location:    NY, US
Date taken:    October 1939
Photographer:    Margaret Bourke-White

Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Lake Placid reflecting White Face Mountain.
Location:    NY, US
Date taken:    1973
Photographer:    John Dominis

Trudeau Laboratories

Trudeau Laboratories

Cross sections of post-mortem lungs exhibited in the Trudeau laboratories at Saranac Lake discussed by Drs. Gardner & Vorwald.
Date taken:    December 10, 1937
Photographer:    Alfred Eisenstaedt



Female tuberculosis patient lying under an electric blanket in bed on porch overlooking nearby Baker Mt. at Trudeau Sanitorium.
Location:    Saranac Lake, NY, US
Date taken:    November 1937
Photographer:    Alfred Eisenstaedt

TB Patients

TB Patients

Nine male tuberculosis patients lying shirtless on bed as they soak up ultraviolet rays from overhead carbon-arc lamps installed in the ceiling at the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.
Location:    Saranac Lake, NY, US
Date taken:    November 1937
Photographer:    Alfred Eisenstaedt

Via Lifehacker

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