7 thoughts on “Changing Maples

    1. Nicely observed Ed, that hadn’t occurred to me. It’s interesting how some fall photographs look more autumnal in black and white (the image I posted yesterday being a better example, I think).

  1. Timeless, ageless photo paying tribute to the beginnings of landscape photography in America, a lot of which occurred in the Adurondack (Lake George) area. “Forever Wild,” we hope.

    1. Thanks, and that’s a good point about origins. Steichen and Stieglitz were up there at the turn of the century, but much earlier there was G.W. Baldwin and especially Seneca Ray Stoddard whose beautiful prints from the 1870’s help persuade the NY State legislature that protection was needed.

  2. This scene is so beautifully rendered. The water and trees are highlighted to harmonize with a nice, swaying rhythm – I can see a Hudson River School sensibility here. Seeing your reply above, I googled Stoddard (who I hadn’t heard of). What a life he lived! (And we share a birthday). The photos I see look interesting but viewing prints in person would be way better – they’re hard to see well on the screen.

    1. That’s cool that you and Stoddard share a birthday. I agree: he led a full and interesting life. Sadly, he’s very much under the photography radar a century later.

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