While on assignment in the Adirondack mountains of New York I found a great location for a shot of the iconic White Face mountain. Having just photographed someone who restores beautiful wooden Adirondack guide boats, I thought it would a good place to shoot someone standing in the boat fly fishing with the mountain scenery behind at dawn.
So, after asking and securing the guide boat for a photo shoot, I then went about and found a fly-fishing guide who said he would meet me at 5am at the pond.
So, on the designated morning I carried the guide boat to the location and waited for the fishing guide. He never showed up and so as disappointed as I was, I still took shots of the guide boat in the beautiful setting. As it turns out, I’m glad that the guide never showed as this image made the cover of the National Geographic Traveler magazine.
And after shooting the image, I then got into the boat and rowed around the pond, and absolutely fell in love with the boat, and ended up buying it! That was an expensive morning for me.
Since the Nat Geo Fine art galleries started, I have wanted this image to be part of the collection, not only because it might help to pay for that boat, but more importantly because it is one of my favorite images, and I’m thrilled to share it with photography collectors.
Location: Adirondack State Park, New York
Photograph Date: 1994
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Available Sizes: 70cm to 100cm