Almanack Contributor Charles Henry Eldridge

Charles Henry Eldridge

Charles is a self-taught photographer, who has been capturing nature's beauty for over 25 years.

Born and raised in the Adirondack region, Charles' love for the natural world grew with each passing year. Through hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping adventures, along with hearing stories from his elders, he gained a respect and a deeply rooted devotion to preserve and protect his beloved homeland.

Through his photography and writings, he hopes to inspire folks to get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer, and strives to instill a passion for protection.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

National Moth Week: The Great Sphinx Moth

IMG_4156This week is National Moth Week, recognition that aims to promote the conservation, increased awareness, study, and appreciation of moths, along with their incredible biodiversity and importance to ecosystem health. Here’s a picture of a Great Sphinx Moth, with about a 4 inch wingspan. I found it hanging out around my tomato plants. I captured this image with my Fuji Finepix HS10, 6mm focal length, 1/50 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 80.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Monarch Butterfly Celebrates National Pollinator Week

IMG_0679-1June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week, a celebration that recognizes the importance of species such as flies, beetles, bees, butterflies, birds, and  bats in fertilizing everything from flowers to foods.  This Monarch Butterfly was captured on a Dahlia in Stony Creek with my Canon Powershot SX 110 IS, 6mm focal length, 1/320 sec. at f /2.8, ISO 80.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Photography: An Adirondack Sunset

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Last Sunday’s stormy weather conditions made for dramatic picturesque skies indeed, and the timing couldn’t have been any better! The Sun was setting, with the last of the storms passing through, giving way to this golden view! It’s moments like this that makes you really feel alive, and be glad for it! So remember, when the storm is passing and the Sun is setting, grab your camera and get ready for a beautiful show! I captured this image with my Canon Powershot SX 110 IS, 60 mm focal length, 1/125 sec. at f /5.6, ISO 80.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Adirondack Amphibians: Cope’s Gray Tree Frog

IMG_3368The “peeper season” is in full swing now, and with much needed rain in the Adirondacks, they are loving it! Depending on who you talk to, the sounds of these little frogs are music to the ears or a complete annoyance. I fall on the side of music to the ears, and wouldn’t have it any other way! After a long Winter, these beautiful little amphibians are a welcomed sound! I captured this image of a gray tree frog with my Canon Powershot SX 110 IS, 6mm focal length, 1/60 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 80.