A Visual Odyssey

On Sunday, December 3rd, 1:00pm, the public is invited to “Exploring the Shawangunks – a visual odyssey” with photographer Nora Scarlett at Morgan Outdoors. Her stunning images will inspire and delight nature lovers, photographers, hikers and anyone who appreciates our remarkable landscape.

Rock ledges above Lake Minnewaska with Catskill Mountains in background. Photo by Nora Scarlett.

Rock ledges above Lake Minnewaska with Catskill Mountains in background. Photo by Nora Scarlett.

From Minnewaska to Sam’s Point, and back to Mohonk, with many stops in between, join Nora Scarlett on her visual odyssey through the Shawangunk Mountains in search of the unexpected.  She will show images from some of her favorite places, including Lake Awosting, the Peterskill, Spruce Glen, Lost City and Gertrude’s Nose.  Also she will share a few vignettes of her favorite species, including the red eft, the pink lady slipper, and the box turtle.

Looking for wacky formations, humorous characteristics, improbable locations, and surprising shapes, Nora created her “Trunks of the Gunks” series which was published last year.  During the project she became awed at scene after scene displaying how life adapts to adversity and how it succeeds in astonishing ways.

In the recently released book “Saving the Shawangunks” by Carleton Mabee, she created a portfolio of images to compliment the text.  They depict familiar locations seen with a different eye, many from areas that would have been impacted by the development documented in the book.  These evocative images result from over 10 years of hiking the region, all made possible because of the persistent and tenacious efforts of so many to preserve this land.  Nora hopes that viewing these photographs will inspire people to get out and appreciate the wonders that abound.

Nora Scarlett received numerous awards during her career as a commercial photographer in New York City. Upon moving to the Shawangunks in 1998, she was able to spend more time pursuing her love of the outdoors and visually documenting its wonders in her unique style.  Her first book, “Trunks of the Gunks: A Visual Odyssey through the Shawangunk Mountains in Search of the Unexpected”, was published in 2016.

To reserve a seat, call Morgan Outdoors at (845)439 5507. Both books will be available for sale, with a book signing immediately following the presentation.

Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street in Livingston Manor. Hours are 10 – 6pm, Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat. and 10-4 Sunday. More details at www.morgan-outdoors.com

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