Since I posted my little prototype promotional quiz on Saturday I have gotten a lot of great input, some on-line, some off-line. The reaction tells me that people are interested in this, so I have incorporated the various suggestions I received into a new version.
Here it is: Adirondack Promotional Quiz Version Two
Some good ideas came from Lee Keet and they were endorsed by several others, especially the idea that the quiz needed more variety so that the answer wasn’t always clicking “New York.” I made some changes but balanced Lee’s suggestions with the need to keep the fact that we’re talking exclusively about New York a secret until the end, as the element of surprise should not be lost. I also accommodated a suggestion to highlight flat water paddling more.
Rick Fenton objected to the misleading suggestion that the Adirondack Park was entirely a “wilderness park” and argued for the importance of the public/private mix. In response I changed some wording here and there and added a slide specific to the public/private mix, borrowing (stealing) some wording from Willie Janeway.
Finally, I swapped out my pedestrian picture of Whiteface with an astonishing shot by photographer Alice Connors after receiving her permission. It captures Whiteface’s grandeur in an especially dramatic way. Alice tells me that people have suggested it must be faked but she says that it looks exactly that way from the ferry past Cumberland Head when there are certain light conditions. She has a point and shoot camera, nothing more. Whatever the details may be, it’s a corker.
Check out the new quiz version and comment away!