Hello again, I was just upstate NY in the fall at Bear Mt. and also at a park called Minnewaska, one of my favorite hikes, then back to the Jersey Shore.
Lets start at Bear Mt Lake where there is an easy trail around the perimeter, with plenty of photo ops.
Sometimes it’s strange things you see in a photo
The hike around the Lake is almost finished, one more look
You ask, How did I get to Bear Mt. A cruise up the Hudson from Manhatten. I will spare you the photos of NY skyline, The Intrepid and the GW Bridge but how many of you know of the lighthouse under the bridge.
One of the advantages of a different perspective.
Moving up the river are the Palisades first in Jersey than up a little further in New York. At the base of the Palisades:
Now we are approaching Bear Mt With the Elk overlooking the Bear Mt Bridge
THe Elk’s perspective
Oh one photo on the ride back you just have to look at the waves
OK lets move west to Minnewaska Lake on a different day and a car ride to take a 5hr or so hike around the Lake and area.
Just around the corner is the entrance to Minniwaska Lake
And the Lake
A close up of the Lake Lodge
A view from the cliffs
Some of the low growing foliage along the hike.
While we are still looking down
Don’t look down for to long you might miss the sign
This was the weather that day with no rain, looking over the Hudson Valley
There I go looking down again
You just can’t look down for to long, it could get quite dangerous if you don’t pay attention and walk off the cliffs
Another look at the valley
Since this is a photography blog how about some more photos of moss
The hike is over and on the way back to the car this scene just has to be photographed
Now that were back to NJ lets take a drive around Ocean Township and then down to the Shore. This year the colors are vibrant, very little if any photoshop.
One thing great about the digital world is the diversity and instant results of changing settings. I shoot with a Canon 40D and I am the kind of person that likes to know everything the camera can do so I can pick and choose my shots, in the next shot wide open very slow on a tri pod.
Little bridges tucked away very indescriminate yet with alot of impact
Moving along seeing trees with such magnificent color they just take your breath away, soon regain your composure and take a photograph. The next shot was the row of evergreen trees with this maple in full glory
Talking about a tree in full glory
One more beautiful Maple, this time a full mature Cutleaf showing off. Although the Maple is the main subject, the eye is drawn upward with the Blue Spruce then to the right with the color in the background, the an overall look with the house and how it brings comfort and solice to your heart.
Down the road just a bit
Had to put some Oil to this one
The next day I wake up early, very early and make my way to the shore, it’s a nice, brisk morning standing on the boardwalk waiting for the sun to rise, I’m looking around and there seems to be nice cloud cover, calm and peaceful, I think to myself, self this morning has good potential, wait and see
There, can’t get any better, so now I’m feeling real good and since I’m out and about there is a great breakfast place right down the road, and more photographs
Have to get a Rose in here
Lunch came and went, then dinner. I wonder what could be framed into this
The sky cleared the temurature is surprisingly mild, the sun has just set behind me,
Going Home, Inspiration is just oozing my camera is cooling down time to fire up the computer
It has been a very full day. Good Night