Frozen Water and Mountains

During my last day up in the Adirondacks, I went out for a drive to various areas to take pictures. A lot of these are alongside the road, so it was easy to get to. It was frigid out, so I didn’t really want to stay outside for long stretches of time. We stopped off at Lake Abanakee, Lake Durant, Blue Mountain Lake, Buttermilk Falls (which took a little back and forth looking for before we found the path), and Shaw Pond.

For most of these we stopped either on the side of the road or a rest stop except at Buttermilk Falls. We found the small lot for it, then had a short hike through rocks and ice before reaching the falls. It’s not a hard hike, unless there is a lot of ice, then you just have to watch your step, but you can get there and back easily enough.

Lake Abanakee

Shooting through the trees at Lake Abanakee.

Shooting through the trees at Lake Abanakee.

The sky and clouds over the not so calm lake (it was very windy out).

The sky and clouds over the not so calm lake (it was very windy out).

Look at those clouds.

Look at those clouds.

The lake on the other side of the road.

The lake on the other side of the road.

Lake Durant

The sun is already slipping lower and lower and it was barely 3pm at Lake Durant.

The sun is already slipping lower and lower and it was barely 3pm at Lake Durant.

Look at that sun effect.

Look at that sun effect.

Blue Mountain Lake

Ice plates on the lake with the mountain in the background.

Ice plates on the lake with the mountain in the background.

The mountains off in the distance.

The mountains off in the distance.

Buttermilk Falls

Looking down the river to the falls.

Looking down the river to the falls.

You can get very close to the rushing rapids.

You can get very close to the rushing rapids.

Standing at the bottom of the falls.

Standing at the bottom of the falls.

Leave the shutter open a bit to blur the water.

Leave the shutter open a bit to blur the water.

The picnic areas are empty this time of year.

The picnic areas are empty this time of year.

A view of Long Lake after we left the falls.

A view of Long Lake after we left the falls.

Shaw Pond

The sun is setting over Shaw Pond.

The sun is setting over Shaw Pond.

The mountains through the dead trees.

The mountains through the dead trees.

Fun with the sun and silhouettes.

Fun with the sun and silhouettes.

Next week: Some more black and white studies as I have been busy and not traveling around the tundra of NYC.

Advertisements

About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS 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.
This entry was posted in Adirondacks, farm, Hiking, lake, Landscape, mountain, nature, waterfall, Winter and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s