Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back from the Adirondacks

So I just got back from another great trip to the Adirondacks, but of course I didn't get nearly as much painting done as I was hoping. It was a week and a half of mountain hiking, biking, and swimming, and most importantly seeing some of my relatives I don't get to see too much. I did ticked three more mountains off my list of 46 high peaks though, so thats always a plus.
Even though I really only did one painting, I probably took more than 100 photographs. So I got as much reference as I can handle for at least a few weeks or so. I really liked a few of the early morning pictures I took out on our lake with the dense fog making a mysterious scene. I took this panoramic photo below with five separate photos, then stitched them together in photoshop. You can faintly see the bridge my family has jumped off of into the water for years on the left hand side. The marsh in the middle is also the home to beaver family that has lived there as long as I can remember.
This is one of four large scale panorama's I've taken in the town of Newcomb. The full size of the photo's are all around 72" by 24", so someday I want to get them printed large scale and have some really cool, amazingly big photo's of one of my favorite places in the world.