Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Images of the Day: Beacon NY Waterfront

When Rita Pignato, a wonderful photographer, visits me, we always go out and photograph around the Hudson River.  We were running a bit late - no time to drive too far -- light wasn't wonderful -  so we went down to the Beacon waterfront to see what we could see.  We didn't walk more than 50 yards in all -- we found plenty to compose - water/trees/logs/rocks/clouds.  The basics. 

The color at mid-afternoon was subdued -- definitely not the golden hour. So as I worked on this, I kept to a neutral palette, except for the bottom photo, which I'm not sure I like...

Hudson River, looking at Hudson Highlands, Beacon, NY
Hudson River, Beacon NY waterfront.
Hudson River, Beacon NY waterfront

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Image of the Day: The View from Boscobel

One of the benefits of attending the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company's plays at Boscobel, NY is the opportunity to take sunset photos of the view - one of the most famous/photographed/painted views of the Hudson Highlands.  Usually the grounds close at 5 - way too early for sunset shots.  So while waiting for King Lear to begin (excellent production) I took this photo with my trusty iPhone.

This view encompasses Constitution Marsh (lower part of photo), West Point (on the right, nestled in the hills) and the Hudson River looking south. 
View from Boscobel