Pyramid Peak High Peaks Wilderness – Michael Francett Photography
Pyramid Peak is not typically a destination peak, but you may think it should be. It is up over 4000’ in elevation and boasts many of the best views in the Adirondacks. It is so close to Gothics it cannot be classified as a 46er High Peak. The placement of this bald little summit could not have been any better. It’s nestled in the valley of Sawteeth and Gothics with the open views of the steeps cliffs of the Great Range, simply breathtaking. This Image is taken from Sawtooth Mountain.
About the Photographer
Michael Francett began his exploration and adventures in the Adirondack Park at the age of 8. He concentrated on New York States’ highest peak, Mt. Marcy. Mike has climbed, skied and hiked in his home range ever since. His digital studio is in Queensbury, NY, just outside of the Adirondack Park boundary. From there, he explores and photographs world renowned wild and special places for their natural beauty and rugged landscapes.
Mike’s approach to photography is based on a belief that through image capture he can document, and present, the special ecology of the Adirondack Park. Furthermore, he promotes the continued need for protection and preservation. He is truly passionate in his mission to communicate the visual beauty of the natural world. Mike hopes that viewers of his work will come to appreciate the complexities of this planet in addition to help preserving it. Nature offers infinite views and changing light. Mike’s challenge is finding that special scene and combining all natural elements to create an image to share, especially this Pyramid Peak view.
Mike says the camera is definitely not the most important element in a pleasing photograph His current tool of choice is the Nikon D810 with a sturdy tripod. It provides a flexible system, along with high resolution digital files that are capable of large print sizes. Even though wide angle lenses can produce a dramatic effect, I prefer the more natural perspective of fixed focal length primes lenses in the 35-85mm range. Mike’s favorite lens is the Tamron 45mm f1.8. It provides sharp detailed images when paired to the Nikon D810. More important than the tools used to create is a desire and passion to continue exploring the great wilderness called The Adirondacks. Mike brings back Adirondack photography (and other) that evokes a sensory experience. That experience is unique to this special corner of the world, and wherever he is.