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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Watkins Glen NY **TRAVEL TUESDAY**

Today's blog post take us out of New England again....continuing on our Travel Tuesday posts with images taken in the Finger Lakes Region of NY.

Watkins Glen State Park is a photographer's paradise. It was everything I imagined, and more. The glen's stream descends 400 feet past massive 200 foot cliffs. There are 19 waterfalls and there are 832 stairs to climb.....but who's counting? :-)

The entrance:


Just a few of the 832 stairs.....luckily they are not all in a row.


Notice another set of steps on the left hand side of this image....


More photos taken along the trail....





Notice the waterfall in the distance above the left side of the bridge of this next photo


This is that fall in the next two images




What an incredible day we had in this gorge. We spent about 4 1/2 hours here, but one could certainly spend an entire day photographing at this location.



Sunday, November 4, 2018

Tamarack Trees in Vermont

I'm not often in Vermont in early November, but I went up with Mr S this weekend to get some chores done on the house. This wasn't a weekend of photography......well, it was in my head, but it wasn't was Mr. S had in mind. We did however take a drive earlier today so that I could take some photos. (Thank you very much Mr. S)  As always, enlarge photos for better viewing.


As you can see, we got a bit of snow at the higher elevations this weekend.

You can also see snow along the Willoughby Gap in this next photo:



Burke Mountain:



November's beauty in the Northeast Kingdom. Another reason to love it up there!





Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Incredible's!


From The Incredibles and me......Happy Halloween!!!!!!



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Toughannock Falls NY *TRAVEL TUESDAY*

Today's blog post is another "Travel Tuesday" outside of New England. During my recent trip to the Finger Lakes Region of Upper State NY, we photographed many beautiful waterfalls. One of my favorites was Toughannock Falls.


The main fall has a 215 foot drop. It is the tallest single foot drop waterfall East of the Rocky Mountains. The waterfall is located along Toughannock Creek, which flows through a long gorge with cliffs up to 400 feet.

There is a falls overlook which is located directly off a road.



After we visited the falls from above, we drove down to the lower falls area.

Lower falls in harsh mid day light:




From the lower falls, we hiked a trail which follows the creek along the gorge. 




After about 45 minutes, we arrived at the base of the falls.



On the way out when we got back to the lower falls, there was a fly fisherman in the waterfall. Literally!


It was a perfect day!


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Farm Scene Waterbury Center VT

During our off the main road travels this Fall in VT, I found this beautiful farm scene. We were there at just about the time of sunrise. The scene is wonderful......a beautiful red barn in the forefront with mountains behind.


The problem I had at this location was the fact that this a late day scene to photograph. The light is not good in the morning at this location, as the photographer will be shooting into the sun. Picture this scene in the late afternoon.....the sun would be at the photographer's back, and it would be lighting up the barn and the mountains with sweet golden light.


In this next image, you can see the sun is beginning to crest above the mountain on the right side of the frame,


I will be returning here next Fall to shoot this scene during the late day light. If my co-writer agrees, we will put this scene into the next edition of the Photographing Vermont's Fall Foliage e-book. I tend to believe he will agree!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Kaaterskill Falls NY (TRAVEL TUESDAY)

Today is Travel Tuesday here on the blog........a day where photos that have been taken outside of New England are featured.
The first stop on our 6 day NY trip was to the Catskills where we stopped to photograph Kaaterskill Falls. It was a beautiful mostly sunny day....the temperature was in the 40's, but there was a very strong biting wind at the open falls. There was a fantastic view of the falls from the top:


Here's the view looking out over the scenery:


The trail to get to the overlook was an easy 15 minute walk, with some hills but nothing strenuous. Here are a few images I made along the trail:




The roots of this tree caught my eye, along with the backlit foliage behind the tree:


Stay tuned for next week's Travel Tuesday, which will feature many images taken at Watkins Glen State Park.