View 446: Adirondack Autumn

Autumn in the Adirondack Park is both colorful and quick. This year seems to have been accelerated and is about a week ahead of past years. This past weekend, I took a drive up through Boonville through Old Forge and ended up at Arrowhead Park in Inlet.

First stop was at the Hawkinsville Dam near Boonville, New York. Being on the south edge of the Adirondacks, the colors were about 60% changed.

Hawkinsville Dam
Autumn colors surround the Hawkinsville Dam on the Black River near Boonville, New York on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/4s, f/16, ISO 64, EV 0, 35mm Focal Length, 3-stop ND Filter, Tripod, Cropped.

Even with using a 3-stop Neutral Density filter, I set my ISO below the Nikon D750’s native 100 to an ISO of 64. This allowed me to get a 1/4 second shutter speed to blur the water flowing over the dam.

The trees became less vibrant and full the farther north and east I traveled. At the planned lunch stop at Arrowhead Park in Inlet, New York, I waited patiently for the Sun to break through the cloud cover to light up the colors seen around Fourth Lake.

Arrowhead Park in Inlet
View of Autumn color from Arrowhead Park on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 160, EV +0.3, 24mm Focal Length.

The colors popped with the sunlight and the October blue sky added to the beautiful scene.

Hope this finds you well and safe. Being able to travel around and enjoy the outdoors while photographing has kept me from going crazy.

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