Bart Carrig explains some of his photographic techniques to people that showed up for his opening reception.

The Little Falls Library had an opening reception for Bart Carrig and his photographic landscapes on Saturday.

Carrig describes himself as a nature photographer whose emphasis lies in the rich life patterns of flora and fauna in the Northeast. In particular, he enjoys the streams, forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains of the Adirondacks.

Carrig said “I was raised on the family farm just outside of Little Falls, which included 14 children and 8 adults. The only ‘escape’ was to wander the hills, woods, streams, fields, swamps, and flats. Picking berries, apples, pears, grapes and sampling the crops, garden goodies and alfalfa – I guess you develop a penchant for everything that abounds in nature.”

“After a childhood on the farm, my cousins and I chased our shadows on the streets of Little Falls in the darkness and early morning hours of every day but Sunday, delivering milk before school with our Uncle Morgan (Morgan’s Dairy). Day after day, and year after year of that, and I developed a real attachment to the changing of seasons, the movement of the stars, and the onset of daylight,” he said.

He has been a runner since High School; more than 32 marathons, and over 25 long distance, trail endurance races. The training runs for races provide regular opportunities for Carrig to explore new locations for photography.

Carrig stated “I will never tire of exploration, tugging on nature, and finding its attachments. Photography gives me a chance to preserve small parts of it in time; however, even a truly lucky gem of a photo is but a small part of the big picture.”

Photo by Dave Warner - Some of the people who attended the Bart Carrig opening reception listen to his story about how he captured an image of a black wolf.

Photo by Dave Warner – Some of the people who attended the Bart Carrig opening reception listen to his story about how he captured an image of a black wolf.