Perhaps it was inevitable that Mark Bowie would become an Adirondack photographer. He grew up just outside the Blue Line and spent most of his childhood summers in the Park. Both his grandfather and father are professional photographers. Mark always liked taking pictures, but he didn’t turn pro until after getting a master’s degree in geology. Now 46, he has been working as a photographer and free-lance writer for a dozen years. The images on these pages are from his first book, Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains, which is due out this summer.