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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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