Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Road Trip: Hudson NY

Needed to get out of the house and away from the laptop!  Rounded up a friend and drove up to Hudson, NY.  Hudson is one of those towns that had wealth, got really poor, and then was rediscovered by people with enough money to restore the old architecture, open good restaurants, run art galleries, sell expensive antiques.  Hudson is just north of Olana, Frederick Church's house, right on the Hudson River, and the town has great light.  It's a wonderful place in which to photoraph, shop, dine.  Which is why we've included it in our October Hudson Valley Workshop, Oct 19-21.  After spending the morning at Olana, sketching/painting/photographing that famous view of the Hudson, we will spend the afternoon in Hudson.

Window reflection at Hudson NY
I always find great window shots in Hudson.

Double reflection, Hudson NY
And I love wandering through the stores and galleries in town.
The Red Chair, a favorite store.  Lots of patina.
But most of all, great light.

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