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ku # 1244-47 ~ a beautiful rainy Father's Day

Elk Lake ~ North Hudson, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
Dock / Elk Lake ~ North Hudson, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
Picture maker ~ Buttermilk Falls / Long Lake, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen
Rapids above falls ~ Buttermilk Falls / Long Lake, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggen

Even though Sunday was a misty/foggy and rainy day, we took a 180 mile drive through the northeast section of the Adirondack PARK.

First stop was Elk Lake Lodge, a lodge which is situated in a stunningly beautiful location - a 12,000-acre privately-owned forest preserve in the heart of the High Peaks. The lodge is situated about 6 miles through the forest off the main road so it is truly a wilderness lodge. Even though the lodge is pretty close to our home, the wife and I have had this place on our gotta-stay-there list for over 10 years. Maybe this year is the year.

A number of stops later, the next stop was at Buttermilk Falls (on the Raquette River near the village of Long Lake where the wife and I were married) which was running very high as a result of all of the recent rain. After checking out the falls, we adjourned to the Adirondack Hotel where I enjoyed a unique and quite tasty dinner of Guinness BBQ beef hash over risotto topped with a poached egg.

Reader Comments (2)

Mark, I still am so taken by what you get out of your pictures. OK, you use curves and Iridient and sharpen in Lab, but the tonal values and ability to see into the shadows is always impressive, and no noise. There must be something else going on... perhaps you got some magic?

Anyway, each of the pictures are really good.

The Adirondack Hotel must have upped its game since I was last there. I remember it as being quaint but the food unremarkable.

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Linn

Without wishing this to sound like the Mark Hobson fan club I do particularly value the regular reminder that I don't need to buy a new camera. Saves me thousands...

June 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Nilsson

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