Director Blake Cortright captures the sunset in the Adirondack Mountains.
Hanging out on the way to Big Slide
Director of Photography Matthew Elton [L] and Director Blake Cortright [R] frame a shot of the Great Range as seen from the trail to Big Slide.
Interviewing the Steward
The crew interviewing Summit Steward Julia Goren [L] in the summer of 2013 near Heart Lake.
A Summer Day on Algonquin
Director of Photography Matthew Elton crouches down near the summit of Algonquin to capture a shot for the documentary.
The clouds parting on Cascade
Capturing the majestic scene when the clouds parted and opened up to blue skies over the High Peaks atop Cascade.
Enjoying the Sunshine
Enjoying some sun after spending a few hours in the clouds. L-R: Carl Heilman II, Blake Cortright, Matthew Elton, Daniel Swinton.
All the folks who hiked to the summit of Cascade in the dark, through cloud, and helped us capture the beautiful inversion of the clouds below the peaks after waiting for several hours at the summit.
A camera crane on Whiteface
Director Blake Cortright [L] and Director of Photography Matthew Elton [R] mount the camera on a jib crane atop Whiteface Mountain to capture a group of hikers reaching the summit in the Summer of 2013.
Fighting the wind to get the shot
The crew holds down the camera crane against the high winds to capture a shot.
Pictured: Producer John Cortright, Director of Photography Matthew Elton, Director Blake Cortright, 1st AC Ali Zdunczyk. Whiteface, Summer 2013.
Filming a Finish
The crew holds down the camera crane on Whiteface Mountain to capture a 46R finish in the summer of 2013.
Filming on Pyramid
Director Blake Cortright [L] and Second Unit Cinematographer Daniel McCullum [R] staging a shot on Pyramid Peak.
An interview in the forest
Filming an interview with Amanda Travis in the summer of 2014 after she finished her 45th High Peak.
Fueling up the Helicopter
On a late afternoon in September, 2014, the crew fuels up the helicopter to capture aerial footage of the High Peaks near sunset. Pictured: Director Blake Cortright [L], Aerial Cinematographer Gary Sears [M], Aerial Pilot Bruce Mowery [R].
At the start of 2015, Director Blake Cortright [R] sat down in the studio with Narrator John Kearney [L] to record the initial narration for the film which would later be re-recorded at White Lake Music & Post in the summer of 2015.
Spotting Session for the Score
Composer Justin Michael Brittain [L] and Director Blake Cortright [R] watching a rough cut of The 46ers in early 2015 and taking notes for the musical score.