Thursday, July 4, 2013

Brant Lake: A Rainbow Just Before Sunset

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A few days ago I photographed this rainbow just before sunset over Brant Lake. I had noticed a rather fine, misty rain coming down, with a nice brightness at the lower edge of the clouds, indicating a clear sky below the clouds where the sun would be shining shortly. I grabbed the camera and headed out in the car to see if the rainbow would materialize as hoped and was rewarded with this beautiful full rainbow and reflection in the lake from an open view on the west side of the lake.

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Carl Heilman II

Carl Heilman II is an internationally published landscape photographer, author, and workshop instructor. He has been photographing the Adirondacks and other North American wilds since the mid-1970s, striving to capture their grandeur as well as his emotional and spiritual connection to wilderness. He went fully digital with a Nikon D200 in 2006. His work has been published in numerous publications, including National Geographic Explorer, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy publications, Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Life, and Conservationist.

Carl has been leading landscape-photography and Photoshop workshops since the 1990s, both in the Adirondacks and around the country. His audiovisual programs have aired on regional PBS stations and are shown regularly at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, the Visitor Interpretive Centers in Paul Smiths and Newcomb, and View in Old Forge. He was the featured photographer in the 2008 national PBS special The Adirondacks.

He has two books coming out in June: Photographing the Adirondacks and 101 Top Tips for Landscape Photography. His most recently published works are The Landscape Photography Field Guide (available for Kindle or as a handbook that can fit into a camera pack) and Contemporary Landscape Photography. All four of these books offer creative photo tips and techniques from Carl’s four decades of experience with a camera. His coffee-table books include The Maine Coast, The Adirondacks, Adirondacks: Views of An American Wilderness, Lake George, and three New York State books.

To see more of Carl’s work, go to:

www.carlheilman.com

www.facebook.com/NaturePhotographyWorkshops

www.facebook.com/NaturePhotographyTips





4 Responses

  1. Terry says:

    Hi Carl….This is one of your best, and our family thanks you for accentuating the Adirondack’s beauty with this stunning photo!!

  2. Hi Terry, Thank you for your thoughts!

  3. Great photo!!!

    But it has meaning no one has pointed out: Brant Lake is where Steven King put “The Dome”.

  4. Dan Ladd says:

    Nice shot Carl, as always.

    There was an impressive set of rainbows around 5:30 pm Friday (July 5) between Kingsbury and Fort Ann along Route 4. Many folks were pulling over to take photos. Of course, my camera was at home!

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