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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK WILLIAMS - 08/05/20 - 09/20/20

The first camera I remember is a Kodak Brownie that my mother had. I was about 8 years old. Around the age of 15 I bought my first camera, a Graphlex fold- up that required a light meter and roles and roles of 120 film. The camera accompanied me when I was a camp counselor at Camp Dudley in Westport, NY. From then on I have been interested in photography, and my interest grew dramatically when I rediscovered the Adirondacks.

My wife, Nan, and I have been living part-time in Wanakena since the early 2000s. We love Wanakena, and the beauty of the area; there is never a shortage of images to capture with a camera. As you might notice from some of these photos, I’m a morning person and a paddler. The vibrant, long light of the beginning and end of the day makes everything look beautiful, especially when it’s combined with water. The odds of capturing that special image with that combination of light and water are good. I think the photos here show off a few of Wanakena’s many beautiful spots, mainly at those special times of the day. They are some of my favorites.

WANAKENA WEEKLY #26 - 07/30/20 - 08/05/20

Happy Thursday! Happy August!

If there are 52 weeks in a year (which there are) then that means WW #26 is HALFWAY. On the cusp of Otto’s Abode’s fourth birthday this past February, it was decided to publish information and imagery here on the internet in a weekly fashion. We thought about doing something special to celebrate this Halfway Issue… and we even thought about taking the week off. Instead, we'll just proceed with business as usual - with the exception of this one introductory paragraph (the one you are currently reading). We hope you enjoy our attempt at documenting the goings-on in Wanakena, NY though writing and imagery. Cheers to another 26 weeks!

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"TWENTY FIVE YEARS" - on view until 07/19/20

On view now through July 19th for your viewing pleasure and for the public to ponder is an exhibition called “TWENTY-FIVE YEARS” which seeks to celebrate and explore the notorious Microburst of 1995. We’ve got maps, photos and will continue building upon the collection. Have heard some great stories already. C’mon down! We even made some MICROBURST t-shirts. $20

also pictured:
Otto's Abode's COVID-METER at NYS STAGE 4
Newspaper clipping: TOILET TOIL