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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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A camera, tripod and a wide-angle lens are the staple tools of a landscape photographer. This is landscape photography 101. Hidden in those photos of epic mountain ranges, valleys, and canyons lie more than meets the eye. It is what I call, for lack of a better term - the small landscape. A more common term mentioned is the Intimate Landscape. A term that I have never been that fond of using since it implies an...

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Holiday week and the second to last week of the year.  The holidays are spent at home on Long Island, so this week's photo is from home.  I took a quick early winter morning trip to a local coastal village less than ten minutes from my home.  Northport village offers both wide-angle seascapes and landscape opportunities side by side.  It also offers charming small-town street photography with a nostalgic architecture and feel.  This morning also happens to be a snowy one, more...

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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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The second week in November still brings good foliage photography on Long Island.  This week was Deja-Vu all over again as my travels take me right back to Caumsett State Park.  click back to last week's post for more on this park.  My goal was to photograph leaves, wherever I could find them.  On the trees or on the ground it made no difference to me.  All that mattered was a strong composition and good light.  On this particular outing, the leaves...
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The first week of November finds me back home on Long Island and searching for fall foliage photos.  After spending most of October in New England I have become accustomed to viewing foliage at its absolute best.  Even if New England does not have a great foliage year there are still areas that are spectacular.  When I want to find good autumn colors on Long Island I strap my off-road bicycle to the back of my Jeep and grab my camera backpack...
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