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A Place by a Sharp Rock

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New York State is large and has a very diverse landscape. It is home to one of the world's most populous cities, vast mountain ranges, and enormous open rural spaces. Over 19 million people call it home. The State has a park system that is every bit as robust and diverse.

The New York State Park system is home to over 200 State Parks, which total over 350,000 acres. I have not visited...

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This week finds me back home on Long Island enjoying some winter weather of our own.  A mid-December snowstorm has blanketed the area, creating some nice winter photography opportunities.   When snowstorms hit the island I like to head for the beaches.  The coupling of the coastal beach, traditionally associated with summer and the snowy landscape make for a lovely contradiction that do compliment each other.   The auburn colored sand, the warm light of a rising sun and blueish white of a fresh snow...
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I  never get tired of sunsets (actually just after sunset) on the beach.  The hues and shades of a vast sky as it progresses from the bright blue of late afternoon to the dark orange and magenta of dusk.   I am not alone in my admiration of this daily exercise.  All one has to do is survey the size of the crowd that arrives at the beach 20 minutes before a sunset.  The colors of sunset work very well with the reflective qualities...
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Back home on Long Island and another trip to one of our local harbors along the north shore facing the Long Island Sound.  This time it is Oyster Bay in Nassau County.  The Hamlet of Oyster Bay sits on the north shore looking straight across the Long Island Sound towards Greenwich Connecticut.  It has been home to sailors since the 1600's and continues to host one of the east coast largest water festivals - The Oysterfest.   There are lots of photo...
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Back home this week and hoping to spend an, evening at my favorite four season local spot for good Landscape and Seascape photography - Caumsett State Park.  The State Park, once the large estate of famous retailer Marshall Field III was donated to New York State many years ago.  The grounds offer densely wooded trails and miles of beachfront facing Connecticut and the Long Island Sound.  The beaches are mostly north and west facing making them good spots for late day/sunset photos.  The park...
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Back home on Long Island and visiting many of the island's coastal and harbor scenes that I know so well.  One evening I decided to visit the beach closet to my home here on the north shore of Long Island.  This beach is home to many wind surfers and paddle boarders.  It also offers a nice view to the west so that means it is a good spot to view the setting sun.  I have always found the large collect of kayaks...
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