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I ran across this beaver dam on Route 9 in Adirondack Park just south of Lake Placid New York. This is South Creek and is well known for fishing. It was a hazy morning with overcast sky so the lighting here wasn’t that great. This dam was from one side to the other measuring around 40-50 feet wide.

The Adirondack Park is a publicly-protected area located in northeast New York. It is the largest park and the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States, and the largest National Historic Landmark.

The park covers some 6.1 million acres, a land area about the size of Vermont, or of the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined.

Much land is directly controlled by the state’s Forest Preserve, but more than half the land within the Adirondack Park is privately owned, including several villages and hamlets.

I grew up around here and would love to spend a week or so just photographing the area.

Taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens.

HDR, 3 exposures, hand held, processed in Photomatix Pro

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Isn’t that amazing! Fabulous capture, Monte!

  • Thanks Aunt Dot

    – Monte Morton

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful colors and composition, Monte — a beautiful place (we’ve had upstate New York in our must-visit sights for some time now)!

  • Thanks Monnie, you need to get up there!

    – Monte Morton

  • Brent McMurry
    Brent McMurryover 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Brent

    – Monte Morton

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    excellent Monte, love the contrasting colors

  • Thank you Vickie

    – Monte Morton

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    Wonderful scene Monte!

  • Thanks

    – Monte Morton

  • msgraphics2009
    msgraphics2009over 4 years ago

    WOW beautiful

  • Thanks Matthew

    – Monte Morton

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Monte!

  • Thanks

    – Monte Morton

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 4 years ago

    Sooo Beautiful!

  • I appreciate that, thank you!

    – Monte Morton

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    So peaceful! Love it!
    Congratulations on your feature!
    (I read about it in the activity feed, but it hasn’t been posted yet.)

  • Thank you Corri

    – Monte Morton

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    My kind of place ,..awesome capture,….

  • Thank you John

    – Monte Morton

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