Stoddard left his legacy in the Adirondacks through his photographs, simultaneously romanticizing the "untrammeled" wilderness and enticing more and more people to flock to the Adirondacks in search of those same views. While Stoddard had to lug a fifty-pound camera and accessories around the North Country, the ubiquity of camera phones in this day and age has transformed the art of wilderness photography. Nowadays, almost anyone can snap a picture of a mountain vista and upload it to social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr all contribute to the growing practice of capturing and sharing the natural beauty of the world around us.
In this modern age, anyone with a camera can take part in the visual romanticization of the Park--and when they do, they indulge a tradition in large part popularized by Seneca Ray Stoddard himself.
Here's a few of our favorites from the modern-day-Stoddards (photos taken from the Adirondack tag on Flickr):
Fickr user - largeguy1
Flickr user - Ron Hay
Flickr user - William Cohea
Flickr user - Matt Champlin
For a complete, real-time view of the constantly updating Adirondack hashtag on Instagram, check out our classmate's Folk Art page:
For more Stoddard-esque photography click HERE to learn about a book by modern-day Adirondack photographer, Mark Bowie, who literally followed in Seneca Ray Stoddard's footsteps and re-photographed the scenes that Stoddard had captured over 100 years before.