While I have had many photos published in my hometown’s local paper, this month marks the first time I have had one of my photos in a regional publication.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation publishes a bi-monthly magazine called The Conservationist which has a circulation of about 90,000. I was contacted by them about a photo I took a couple of years ago when I visited Lake George, New York and explored Prospect Mountain. The article is a personal account of past visits to Prospect Mountain, especially in the autumn to see the beautiful fall colors.

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Below is one of two photos of mine chosen to accompany the article.

Visitors can take the continuously running "viewmobile" from Prospect Mountain's third lookout to the summit. (Photo by Scott Thomas Photography)

Visitors can take the continuously running "viewmobile" from Prospect Mountain's third lookout to the summit. (Photo by Scott Thomas Photography)

The photo was taken with a Nikon D70 and 18-200VR lens.  One does not need expensive equipment to create photos publishers will need and use.

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21 Responses to Published!

  1. kanniduba says:

    Congratulations Scott! And taken right in my backyard too! 😉


  2. Carsten says:

    It is a good picture. No wonder they picked it for the article.
    I clicked your link and saw the article. The two persons taking a view over the landscape gives a good feeling of the scale.
    It gives a good feeling knowing that others like your work.


  3. Karma says:

    How awesome for you Scott! Congratulations! Where did the publishers originally see your work that caused them to contact you?


  4. burstmode says:

    woohoo! Its a great shot, too. Great equipment is a relative term but a good eye…well, you know one when you see one. hehehe…no pun intended.


  5. Gerry says:

    Look at all the early birds! And we’re all singing the same song! This is great, Scott. And the photos do work very well with the story.


  6. giiid says:

    How wonderful, congratulations! I understand why your photo was chosen, it both shows a wide view and a useful information of how this fantastic view can be seen.


    • My family sometimes looks at me funny when I am taking pictures of things that don’t look interesting. One never knows what someone might need. I took photos of oil rigs out west. Not the prettiest things but could be useful for someone writing about oil production or the impact of oil drilling.


  7. Nye says:

    Congratulation Scott, they picked a good set of photos for their article. The leaves start to change colors in our area, but not as pretty as the view in your photos.


  8. Congratulations Scott that is awesome 🙂


  9. Mitch says:

    Congrats; you’re gonna be big, and I’m gonna help you spend your money! lol


  10. montucky says:

    Congratulations, Scott!


  11. Deanna says:

    Congrats! It is a lovely photo. I love the colors and how the leaves are reflected in the vehicles windows.


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