LAKE PLACID - Before motion-sensors, infrared, megapixels and before digital trail cameras there was Hobart Roberts.
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the public to an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 for The Adirondack Museum's "Night Vision: The Wildlife Photography of Hobart Vosburgh Roberts." This new exhibit will be on display at the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery through Nov. 24. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission is free.
Hobart Vosburgh Roberts (1874-1959) was one of the nation's most recognized amateur wildlife photographers in the first decades of the 20th century. Roberts developed ingenious techniques for capturing birds and animals on film in their natural habitats. Most notably, the Utica native was one of a small group of amateur photographers who pioneered photographing animals at night.