I waited for sunset at this spot for 4 hours, and then another 45 minutes afterwards to see what I'd get once it got dark. That's a long time and it reminded me of the misery I went though in a previous career kinda doing the same thing. It was far worse back then though.
Thankfully I had bug spray and waders. Even so, it was a real challenge standing perfectly still while in the water so as not to make even the slightest ripple while shooting.
If you've ever been deep in the ADK during the summer, and especially while standing in swampy water at dusk, then you know how terribly thick and relentless those biting beast can be. I actually had to wave a rag around the camera and lens while the shutter was open in a vain effort to keep all the nasties out of the shots. Many of the images were ruined anyway because of the photo bombing creatures.
This is an unnamed wetland in the SE portion of the Moose River Plains of the Adirondack State Park.
© Joseph T. Meirose IV
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