We went to Lake Placid for Jamie and Christine’s amazing wedding weekend in late September. They were married at White Face Lodge and most of the wedding guests booked rooms at the Lodge. We, however, did not, because of course, we never go anywhere without our beloved little pugs.
We stayed instead at this great place called the Go Cottage. It was set back from the road and there was another cottage between us and the road. This was right on the main road into the village of Lake Placid. I did not take many photos during the wedding and none at the reception because, well, I did not want to be Uncle Bob. The camera I brought with me was the Nikon Df and I brought these Nikkor lenses:
- 60mm f/2.8 Micro D
- 24mm f/1.4G
- 85mm f/1.4G
The day we left, we headed to Whiteface Mountain before departing for home. Here’s a little gallery of images, most are processed with Mastin Labs presets in Lightroom CC. I used a mix of Fuji, Portra and Portra Pushed presets for the majority of these images. There were a few that I edited (in Lightroom) with tonal adjustments, radial filters, adjustment brushes, and a bump of clarity. I also added a slight vignette to those few images as well.
Here’s a frontal view of our studio cottage. Sweet.
You can see our cottage was set back with another cottage in between us and the highway. Our cottage was nice and quiet for the dogs to sleep while we attended the wedding.
The very cute old fashioned bathroom in the Go Cottage.
Guests wait for the wedding to begin.
James happily greets the guests to his wedding.
The music for the wedding ceremony was above us.
Don waiting for the wedding to begin.
The light on the lawn after the wedding during the cocktail hour was pretty harsh, but I love the expressions here.
James Kupernik chats with guests during the cocktail hour.
We did a partial walk around the lake in downtown Lake Placid and I just liked this hotel’s landscaping.
Another view from our walk the day after the wedding.
View from the car on the drive up to Whiteface Mountain.
Driving up and up to Whiteface Mountain.
First view of Lake Placid at the start of the stairs.
Climbing the first stone steps to the peak of Whiteface Mountain.
Peak of Whiteface Mountain in sight!
Tiny people on a big overlook.
Our friend Hank Zill found a perch on which to view the lake, and looked around to get Kate’s attention.
Some people heading down from the peak of Whiteface Mountain.
This is the tunnel from the peak to the parking lot at Whiteface Mountain.