6 Comments on “Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival image makes Nat’l Geo pick”

  1. Mark Wilson says:

    And here I was complaining about the chilly weather this past weekend. I say, February: Bring it on.

    Gorgeous picture.

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  2. Jim Bullard says:

    Great photo Mark.

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  3. I was there watching these fireworks in the midst of heavy snow fall – it truly was an amazing experience and this is an amazing photo.

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  4. Peter Hahn says:

    cool photo

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  5. Mark, Saranac Lake says:

    A lesson learned, actually, re-learned: don’t go to something with preconceived ideas. I was expecting a certain kind of image not unlike what I had shot at this particular event before. The first couple of shots looked overexposed and I tried making some changes with my camera settings to get the black sky with rich color in the palace that I was expecting… and I wasn’t getting it. The heavy snowfall changed the whole scene and I eventually adjusted (in my mind) for what was going on. In the end, the first images I shot that looked “overexposed” were actually the ones that caught the sense of that evening. This is one of those first images. Always be open for surprises!

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  6. Jill says:

    Great photo and good advice, Mark…but don’t forget to add that remembering to bring a very large umbrella (and two assistants to hold it) was crucial to get that kind of shot in the heavy snow. :-)

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