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Home Below Bald Mountain

This was our home at about 2500ft below Bald Mountain. A lot of times in the Adirondacks the ice axes are for show, but I've always found they earn their keep as tent anchors, as do skis, trekking poles, snowshoes, and just about anything else that isn't being used while at camp.

 

I had some ideas to do a lighted tent with star trails but the truth was I was just too damn tired to mess around with the camera. It was a perfect night for it with both a full moon and clear skys. My conceptual idea should have worked out great but I just didn't have the energy to mess around with setting up a make shift tripod for the 20 second exposures I needed to make the image a reality.

 

Ideally this would have been the scene. A tent lit by the headlamps from the inside, non streaking stars burned in, and a moonlit landscape.

 

Just recently I heard a quote that went something like, "no one pays me for the images I create in my head." Well this is one of those times that the image never made it out of my head. Good thing I have a regular job that sort of pays me!

 

For more about this trip, or any other adventure:

 

Mountain Visions: The Wilderness Through My Eyes

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Taken on February 25, 2008