Lake George in December without any Snow

I spent the holidays up in the Adirondacks. Where I was staying there was a ton of snow on the ground despite the unseasonable warmth and tons of rain that occurred the first few days I was there. When the sun finally came out, we headed down to Lake George (all of 20 minutes away) where I discovered that, other than the piles in the parking lots from plowing, there was no snow anywhere. It was weird. The days in winter end around 4pm in the mountains as the sun has lowered past them by then, so you have to rush to get in daylight shots, especially if you start later in the day to go and shoot things. We had a really great day for weather and clouds while in Lake George and drove around the southern tip of the lake, staying out of most of the tourist areas and heading over to the YMCA camp. Here are a few of the images I got with the new camera.

A tree in the foreground makes this image look less plain than without.

A tree in the foreground makes this image look less plain than without.

The lake is very empty as it was still quite cold out.

The lake is very empty as it was still quite cold out.

Pink in the clouds and in the hills.

Pink in the clouds and in the hills.

So much blue.

So much blue.

Very nice clouds colors.

Very nice clouds colors.

Cloud shadows on the far off mountains.

Cloud shadows on the far off mountains.

A beach along the southeastern side of the lake.

A beach along the southeastern side of the lake.

The sun is beginning to descend over the hill which gave us this lighting effect.

The sun is beginning to descend over the hill which gave us this lighting effect.

Welcome to magic hour (more like 15 minutes) on the lake.

Welcome to magic hour (more like 15 minutes) on the lake.

Those are some great clouds.

Those are some great clouds.

More yellows in the sky.

More yellows in the sky and some fishermen came by.

This was just lucky as these fishermen came by while I was shooting. Gives so much more character to the image.

This was just lucky as these fishermen came by while I was shooting. Gives so much more character to the image.

From a marsh to an island.

From a marsh to an island.

The marsh and the marina.

The marsh and the marina.

Those clouds were great.

Those clouds were great.

Next week: Pack Forest and a hike over a lot of ice.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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