Adirondack Habitats:  Heron Marsh (9 September 2014)

New Moon Art Show: Photo "Shoot-out"
6 September through 1 October 2016

Sampling of Images in the 2015 Photo Shoot-out Exhibit

Russ Hartnung: Winner of the Judges Choice Award at the 2015 VIC Photo Shoot-out
Photo by Russ Hartnung: The Island. Nightscape.
Winner of the Judge’s Choice Awards
at the 2015 VIC Photo Shoot-out

Invited local photographers will be challenged to a photo "shoot-out" to be held at the VIC over Labor Day weekend (2- 5 September 2016). The photographers have four days to take photos anywhere within the VIC's 3,000 acres. Each photographer can display three framed photos in the show, which runs from 6 September through 1 October 2016.

The VIC – with a variety of natural settings, including mountains, old growth forest, bogs, streams, marsh, beaver lodges, and Adirondack lean-tos – is a popular destination for both artists and photographers.

Jim Bullard: Pond Grass and Reflections
Jim Bullard: Pond Grass and Reflections

Last year's photographers set a high standard with a series of shots exploring Adirondack nature in spring. The exhibit included landscapes featuring intriguing cloud formations above Heron Marsh, close-ups spotlighting the shadows created by the spring sun, images exploring the changing patterns of moving water, and evocative night photos. Participating photographers included: Barry Lobdell, Eleanor Sweeney, Burdette Parks, Mike Lynch, Jill Wenner, Russ Hartung, Phil Gallos, James Bullard, Jon Chodat, Karla Brieant, and Brendan Wiltse.

This year's photo shoot-out will offer a different array of photogrpahic opportunities, since the VIC landscape will reflect the colors, plants, lighting, and patterns of early autumn. The exhibit will hang from 6 September through 1 October 2016. Free admission.

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.