Saturday, December 28, 2013

Brendan Wiltse: The Early Winter View From Mount Jo

DSC_3016In my opinion Mount Jo has one of the highest reward per effort ratios of any mountain in the Adirondacks.  I’ve hiked all of the High Peaks, but none of them are my favorite mountains.  Standing on a “lesser” peak affords one a better perspective of the topography of the landscape.  While Mount Marcy has a wonderful and enjoyable summit, something is lost when you are looking down on all the mountains, rather than at – or up – at them.

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Brendan Wiltse is the Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association and a professional conservation photographer. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Queen's University in Canada. While not out on the water studying Adirondack lakes and streams, he is often roaming the Wilderness with his camera and dog. You can view is photography at

3 Responses

  1. MudRat says:

    Beautiful photograph, Brendan. I love the contrast between the stone and background. HDR?

  2. Brendan says:

    Thanks Kevin. This is not an HDR image. I’m not a huge fan of HDR, but will use it on a rare occasion. When shooting in RAW with a dSLR and knowing a bit about how to read a histogram and proper exposure, you can pull quite a bit of dynamic range out of a single exposure.

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