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Seeing The Unseen

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

-Elliott Erwitt

My daughter had another photo project that I found interesting and though I would participate in. For this project she had to find something in the “unseen” side of Mahopac, New York. This house is along a pretty well traveled road and even though we go by it just about every day, you never really see it.

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Cairn You Do It? Yes You Can…

“Cairns represent a trail marker that guides one through uncertain areas in life.  They provide guidance, hope, balance, continuity, and confidence on the journey down the path of life.”  

-John P. Kraemer

These pictures were taken on my hike today at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. I immediately knew that they needed to be in black & white in order to bring out each rocks true character.

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge (2)

This is one of my favorite photos. The Appalachian Trail has only one passenger railroad station that stops on the trail about one and a half hours north of NYC. Many thru hikers have taken the train and made the journey into the city as a a temporary break from the long days of hiking. The photo was taken looking north.

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Some More Of Rodgers Book Barn

“The world is a strange and wonderful place.”

-Laurie Anderson

When you look at pictures of Rodgers Book Barn you can see why most of the attraction is to the building itself. Scattered around the building, however, are statues, trinkets and other oddities that reinforce the eccentricity that makes the Book Barn what it is.

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Rodgers Book Barn in B & W

“Old books exert a strange fascination for me — their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt.” 

-Lauren Willig

At least a couple of times a year we head up to Hillsdale, NY to pay a visit to our favorite used bookstore, Rodgers Book Barn. Even though we have been heading north to look for books old and new for over two decades, searching for something to read in this unique little bookstore never gets old!

Over the years I have taken many picture of the Book Barn, but I can’t remember presenting them in B & W. Here are some of the Book Barn itself with a few of the surrounding property.

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Rodgers Book Barn

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The top half of Rodgers Book Barn.

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