Sorry to move away from the hiker theme of the blog, but I got some good photos of my daughter celebrating her two goals and after a collision! Even though they lost 5-3, it was a hard fought game and the entire team played well!
Hope celebrating her first goal of the game.
Hope on the ice after scoring her second goal.
Back on her feet celebrating a couple of seconds later!
And the last two pictures showing her after a collision with someone from the other team.
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
– George Eliot
Today was a beautiful day in the Hudson Valley. Thankfully, my daughters hockey game was early enough in the morning that I was able to get some good pictures at Trinity Pawling school prior to her game.
“There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.”
– Stefan Kanfer
These photos were taken today at the Trinity Pawling school in Pawling, New York. The ice rink at the school acts as the home rink for my daughters u16/19 travel hockey team. Today was overcast with a temperature in the mid to upper 20’s, which in my opinion, makes for excellent B & W photos.
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” ―Santosh Kalwar
“Trees there were, old as trees can be, huge and grasping with hearts black as sin. Strange trees that some said walked in the night.” ―Neil Galman
If you have read some of my more recent posts, you know how much I love photographing trees this time of year. The lack of leaves gives them an eerie quality that suggests a sense of power that I don’t see or feel any other time of the year.
This morning when I was at the Appalachian Trail Rail Station (see post from this morning) I saw some pretty cool looking trees. Being totally devoid of leaves, I couldn’t resist taking a couple of photographs.
Is there anyone out there that loves “naked trees”?
“Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.” -Jack Antonoff
“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” -Robert Frank
After dropping my daughter at her 8:00 am hockey practice this morning I drove two miles to the Appalachian Trail rail station and took a series of picture that I included in the previous post. The top photograph was taken at the station and the other two at a crossing just off of route 22 about one mile south of the station.
The Harlem Line looking north from the Appalachian Trail Station.
The Appalachian Trail runs just about 2,200 from Georgia to Maine. A little known fact about the trail is that although you may encounter many freight lines along your journey, there is only one commuter rail station that is directly located on the AT. Stopping only on weekends and holidays, the MTA transports hikers and campers to the Appalachian Trail Station throughout the year.
Located just off of Route 22 in Pawling, NY, the station was the idea of George Zoebelein, who did a great deal of hiking in the area and was a veteran of the NY/NJ Trail Conference as well as both the NY/NJ Appalachian Trail Conferences, and also served as a member of the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA. The station, as you can see in the picture below, was built in three months by Metro-North Railroad in 1991 for the cost of pretty nominal cost of $10,000.