I meant to post these sooner, but got sidetracked. A few weeks ago I grabbed my camera for an early stroll along the Hudson River one morning.
Sunday morning I went out to Orchard Beach in the Bronx for a beach shoot. But the models didn’t show because the weather didn’t look like it would comply. So I had to find some new subjects to shoot.
Yesterday I went hiking on Schunemuk Mountain in New York. The hike totally kicked my butt, which is the reason I didn’t make a lot of images, but that’s another story. It’s a photographic treasure: incredible vistas, interesting terrain and a diversity of landscapes. Although after going through my take, I noticed that my images tend to have a dystopian theme to them, which is odd since I tend to be an optimist.
I’ve been slacking on getting the rest of my photos from the Vermont/New Hampshire excursion posted. So without further ado, or any ado for that matter, here they are.
Wow, that’s all I can say. I was somewhat discouraged when I got into southern Vermont to see that many of the trees were just beginning to change colors, but I headed north to the St. Johnsbury area and caught everything at the peak time. I was trying to avoid major highways, because you’re really not going to discover anything different. Luckily, after nearly getting lost a few times, or maybe I was who knows, I came across Ewell’s Pond, and a few other bodies of water, near Peacham. It’s one of the most picturesque ponds I’ve seen, probably helped by the incredible sky. Afterward it was out to White Mountain National Park in New Hampshire for fall foliage, with a few detours including a half-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail and seeing Newt Gingrich in Hanover, NH as I stopped for a bit to eat. Who knew he was still running. These are a few early edits, plus I’m hoping to play around with HDR for some of these later on.
I decided to hike up to the top of Glen Onoko Falls in Lehigh Gorge Park. I’m not sure if I’m getting older or just took a more difficult route, but it sure kicked my butt. But as always, it’s worth it for the views.