October 12th, 2007

double-twist

Beauty by the side of the road

On Sunday afternoon, while we were waiting for our luggage, willowisp, her mother and I took a drive through the New York countryside. We went out toward Boonville and wound our way along Moose River Road. The leaves were very pretty but the real fun came when we pulled off and went for a walk -- rather, a climb -- by the river itself. It was and is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

I took plenty of pictures when we were there five years ago. This time I had my tripod with me and an hour of clear, end-of-the-day sunlight to play with. I didn't get as many exposures in but I'm pretty pleased with how they came out. Here's an example:

Trees and water

(click for full-sized version)

I've taken a handful of my favorites and put them in this gallery. I'm still learning how to develop digital images (I'm using a trial version of Lightroom) but I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. I know they're a bit dark -- I haven't quite figured out what I did wrong there. Constructive criticism is welcome, of course -- I'm as rank an amateur as can be.

If you're ever in upstate New York in the fall and have an afternoon to spare I recommend looking this place up. It's magnificent.
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