Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An Wintery Mount Marcy Snowscape

IMGP1154_2_3While on a mid-week ski tour in February 2009 I found the summit of Mount Marcy covered in untouched windblown snow.  It made for difficult skiing, but the shape and texture of the snow, along with a deep blue later afternoon sky, made for an excellent photograph.

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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

4 Responses

  1. Brendan:

    That is an amazing photograph. What an experience it must have been to see that blue sky — is the photo significantly enhanced? What time of day? I’d love to se your work.

    Dan Plumley, Adirondack Wild

  2. Dan,

    Thanks for the comments. The photo has undergone what photographers refer to as “post-processing,” meaning that adjustments to exposure, contrast, color, etc. have been made. This allows the details in both the snow and the rich blue of the sky to be present. This was taken late afternoon. You can view more of my photography on my website: or my Facebook page:


  3. RickHap says:

    Great eye! Beautiful shot!

  4. Christine says:

    When seeing such beauty one wants to believe in Santa Claus if only just for a moment, thank you for sharing with us the mood on Marcy at that moment that you captured so perfectly.

    ***Happy Holidays***

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