Monthly Archives: April 2018

Sunrise Plus

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

David Alan Harvey

“Photography is the beauty of  life captured.”

Tara Chisolm

Another Ossining sunrise taken with my crappy cell and a little added enhancement!



Which Way Photo Challenge-(CCW)

For this challenge I chose three photographs that I have taken while hiking. The first denotes where vehicle travel ends and foot travel begins on a trail in Harriman State Park. The second and third were taken in Bear Mt. State Park along the Appalachian Trail. 

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“On the still waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appears.”

-Bryant McGill

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

-Henry David Thoreau

My daughter is taking a photography class as an elective in her high school and her most recent assignment was to capture “reflections.” So today we ventured out to Fahnestock State Park to Pelton Pond to look for some reflections on the water. Since I had to drive her there, I figured that I would bring my own camera to see what pictures I could get. Even though it was a cloudy day, I think these photos came out reasonably well.




April Showers Bring What??

“I have a therapist. Her name is nature.”


Today’s hike started a little on the dark and dreary side. When I left the house at just around 8 am, it was foggy and the temperature was 47 degrees. By the end of the hike the temp would rise to an extremely comfortable 64 degrees.



As I made my way through and around Ward Pound Ridge reservation, the skies cleared and a nice breeze took care of the bugs that had been had been feasting on my face.



Happy Hiking!!!

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“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

-Hal Borland

Two weeks ago the Weekly Photo Challenge was “Awakening” and it asked for photos that showed renewal. My original entry was a sunrise, and even though I would have like to entered one that showed nature being reborn after a long cold and snowy winter, it wasn’t quite ready. As you can see by this photo, the forsythia is blooming but the woods are still quite bare. We are finally starting to see some signs of spring!



The Second Best Day…So Far

“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”


For the second day this week we have had some superb hiking weather. If it could be like this all year round it would be awesome!



Happy Hiking!!!

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