Photography

» CLICK PHOTO ABOVE TO LAUNCH SLIDESHOW THE ARTIST If one pine were placed in a town square, what admiration it would excite! Yet who is conscious of the pine-tree multitudes in the free woods, though open to everybody? —John Muir Just off of College Avenue in Somerville, Mass., a cheerful yellow barn houses a…

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The 2016 AMC Photo Contest has concluded. Check out the winners! Participants submitted up to three photos in each of the first four categories below (My AMC, People Outdoors, Landscapes and Nature, Recreation Close to Home) and could designate one of their entries for the People’s Choice contest as well: My AMC What does AMC membership mean…

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» CLICK PHOTO ABOVE TO LAUNCH SLIDESHOW Hoof prints in the mud, scat beside the trail, hoots and howls from deep in the woods. Signs of wildlife are so intriguing, they leave us wishing we could see more of the actual animals that share our world. Wild creatures prefer—wisely—to avoid us, and since many are…

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One of the great joys of the AMC Photo Contest is seeing what everyone has been up to for the past year. Where did your adventures take you? And what did those new and exciting—or maybe old and familiar—places look like through your eyes? While several subjects link all 21 editions of this contest (victorious…

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Just as the trees begin to flood the ground each fall with brilliantly colored leaves, submissions from across the region flood AMC’s annual photo contest. (Winners of the 2015 contest, which ran from June to September, appear here.) If a photo is worth a thousand words, the 10,000-plus photos we’ve received over the past 21…

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Maine’s “Vacationland” appeal isn’t limited to out-of-state visitors. Head out to the state’s parks, trailheads, or trout streams in late September, and you’re likely to see great gatherings of Mainers enjoying their favorite pursuits. Building on that homegrown passion for the outdoors, the eighth biannual Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW) returns to the Pine Tree…

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For the first “AMC Photo & Art Contest,” launched two decades ago, entrants submitted prints, transparencies, and slides—even black and white art, in the form of pen and ink, charcoal, and woodcuts. When we published the winners in the January/February 1996 issue of AMC Outdoors, we even included technical notes about the type of film…

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From AMC’s founding in 1876, members placed a high value on art for both aesthetic and educational reasons. Charles E. Fay, who would go on to serve AMC in many capacities, was the club’s first Councilor of Art. (For more about Fay, see his story, “The Casualty on Mount Lefroy“). In the inaugural edition of…

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Leaf-peep your brains out this fall. Then bring home some foliage photos that actually replicate the brain-popping colors you just witnessed. Here’s how: Motivate on wet mornings after a rain; bright foliage often awaits. Use a polarizing filter, which enhances foliage color by eliminating reflected glare from leaf surfaces. Adjust the white balance setting on your…

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