Friday, June 20, 2014

Brendan Wiltse: A View Of Avalanche Lake

As a general rule it is best to avoid taking landscape shots in the middle of the day. The harsh light and lack of contrast across the landscape doesn’t usually make for interesting shots. That said, you need to know when to break the rules as well. This shot of Avalanche Lake was taken mid-day, but the ominous clouds in the distance added a lot of mood to the scene.

Brendan Wiltse

Brendan Wiltse is a photographer and scientist living in Lake Placid. He holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University in Canada, but you will often find him roaming the wilderness with his camera and his dog. The goal behind his photography is to connect people with the natural world. Visit his website at

6 Responses

  1. Jim Bullard says:

    Nice photo of an area I love. I need to revisit it soon. 🙂

  2. Peter Bauer says:

    That’s a stunningly beautiful picture.

  3. Joe Rector says:

    Great Shot! Love the spring greens and marching clouds! I’m heading in to A-Lake tomorrow.

  4. ADKinLA says:

    Brendan, love the shot! Great work and makes me want to visit there soon!

  5. Thanks for all the comments!

  6. Ellen says:

    Beautiful! Nice work!