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I love to camp.

My favorite places to camp are ones where the campground itself lends itself to photography.

Nice scenic locations.

Higley Flow State Park worked out really well for me.

Most nights I walked down to the lake to photograph the sunset.

I like to experiment and try to incorporate different elements into my sunset photography.

I was fascinated by this large tree stump and roots along the lake shore. And I really wanted to incorporate it into a sunset photo.

Low to the ground. Almost looking up to the tree stump. The Tree stump aligns more with the horizon rather than along the ground as it would seem from standing.

I shot at a wide open aperture with the focus on the stump. This way the sky is soft.

And the soft colors are just starting to show up as they sky begins to change colors as the sun sets.

Photo details: SONY Alpha 6000. SONY 20mm f/2.8. Focal length 20mm. ISO 400. 1/50 sec. f/2.8.

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Higley Flow Sunset

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I am not always an early morning person. Especially when I am away from home.

But on this trip at Acadia National Park we were camping right near the coast.

I knew that there was easy access to this beautiful scenery with just a short walk. I would not have to get up too extra early to walk down and enjoy the sunrise.

The sunset photography was within my grasp.

I made a very intentional plan. Set an alarm. And we rose early to enjoy the coastal sunrise at Acadia.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3. Focal length 18mm. ISO 125. 1/5 sec. f/13.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today. I hope you had a great morning and maybe captured a sunrise.

Here are more opportunities to see some of my photography of Maine.

Sunrise at Acadia National Park

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I love to photograph flowers and sunsets.

Sometimes I try to get creative and find unique ways to combine them.

One of my favorite flowers are coneflowers.

I bought some and planted them in a pot and kept them on my porch.

It worked well for just such an occasion. The sun was setting over the trees.

The sky was getting colorful.

I placed the flowers up on the railing so I could compose a shot composed of the flowers and the sunset sky above.

Then I went into Lightroom and added a little post processing effect that I like.

Photo details: SONY Alpha 6000. SONY 20mm f/2.8. Focal length 20mm. ISO 640. 1/1000 sec. f/2.8.

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See more of my assorted landscape photography in this gallery.

Flowers and sky

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I love to run.

If I have my choice I choose to run trails.

Often I take a camera with me.

There are things I can see out on a trail adventure that I may not see any other time.

I may explore in ways on a run that I don’t other times.

Longer, farther on the trail. Not where I would normally think to go with my camera.

A couple years ago I went on a solo 50k run.

It was part of a virtual challenge caled Aravapia Strong.

This run got me out exploring sections of trail I had not been on before and that is the fun and the why to what I do.

And it is why I carry a camera. So I can photograph the sights along my journey.

Photo details: Nikon 1 J4. 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6. Focal length 10mm. ISO 400. 1/1250 sec. f/3.5.

Thanks for joing me on the blog today for some of my explorations.

See more of my photography featuring the Finger Lakes Trail.

Finger Lakes Trail

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I live in an area of rivers.

So it is surprising to me how little landscape photography I have featuring rivers. Especially compared to other types of scenery I have photographed.

This image is a nice combination of two things I don’t photograph enough. A winter scene and a river scene.

I like how the sun is trying to power through the clouds on this cold and storming day.

The light from the sun reflecting off the surface of the river water.

Photographed with a long exposure to capture the movement of the river water flowing by.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3. Focal length 18mm. ISO 100. 1.6 sec. f/13.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today for a wintery river scene.

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I haven’t gotten out for winter photography as much as I would like over the years.

When I do get out I usually keep it local.

I enjoy investigating what some of my favorite local sites look like in winter.

So much can change over the seasons.

One of my favorite places to explore is Tanglewood Nature Center literally across the river valley from my home.

There are a wide variety of different types of scenery to be found on the nature center grounds.

Ponds, woodlands, open fields, steep cliffs and trails to hike while doing all the exploration.

A winter storm can bring a very different look to the landscape here.

Photo details: Nikon D300. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3. Focal length 38mm. ISO 400. 1/250 sec. f/14.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today. Hopefully the day finds you warmer than this chilly photo.

For a look at another wintery scene take a look at this sunset at Sperr Park.

Frozen landscape at Tanglewood.

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There are a lot of nice places to explore nature near where I live.

One of my favorite local spots is Steege Hill Nature Preserve from the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

There are several trails to explore while at Steege Hill.

The trail I like the most is the yellow trail.

And this photo illustrates my favorite part of that particular trail.

On this section of trail there is a persistent layer of moss. It is a beautiful lush green.

It also creates a nice soft cushion underfoot when running or hiking.

Jus the kind of feeling you need as you start to climb back up the hill.

Photo details: SONY Alpha 6000. SONY 20mm f/2.8. Focal length 20mm. ISO 400. f/2.8. 1/1250 sec.

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See more of my nature photography in the gallery.


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I try to photograph a wide variety of locations.

And I try to incorporate a variety of different types of photography into my adventures.

Frequently my photography takes me to public parks.

Most of the time when I am photographing public parks I try to shoot it in a way that excludes the man made aspects of the park.

I like to try to showcase nature most of the time.

When I visited this park I really wanted to capture an image showcasing these trees.

The best way I could do that was to frame an image that also incorporated the path around the pond and the other scenery nearby.

I think it turned out pretty nice.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.6-6.3. Focal length 25mm. ISO 400. 1/125 sec. f/10.

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You can see a similar photo in this image of Tupper Lake.

Raquette Pond

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One of the nicest places to hike in the winter is Taughannock Falls State Park.

The park features a 1 mile trail that is pretty level and relatively easy to navigate even in the snow.

And as a reward for braving the cold and the snow there is the 200+ foot waterfall to view at the end of the trail.

The waterfall is quite a site throughout this time of year as it is in a variety of states of frozenness.

Along the trail you wan see the stream that has forged the gorge and flows from the waterfall.

The stream is frozen over in areas and has other areas where you can still see the water flowing.

The gorge landscape rises up on both sides as you traverse the trail.

There are always other hikers out on the trail whenever I am here.

This panoramic image is comprised of a series of 8 different photographs I took in series and then stitched together in Adobe Lightroom.

All the photos were taken while I stood in the same location using the same camera and settings.

Photo details: SONY Alpha 6000. SONY 20mm f/2.8. Focal Length 20mm. ISO 100. 1/100 sec. f/16.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today and expanding your view.

On my website I also have a gallery featuring different panoramic photos.

Taughannock Panoramic

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On my trips to Acadia National Park one of the most popular places for people to visit has been Thunder Hole.

This beautiful landscape draws crowds of people.

In addition to the landscape itself being beautiful if the tides are crashing on the shore just right it causes I loud booming noise ion that location, thus the name Thunder Hole.

I have not yet been fortunate enough to experience the booming of Thunder Whole.

I am clearly not the only one who would love to hear thee amazing sounds this seascape feature can produce.

This is a great place to just sit and watch nature.

It is also a nice spot to hang out and see other people enjoy nature as well.

It is great to enjoy nature oneself, but it is almost as nice to see first hand how much other people enjoy nature as well.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3. Focal length 28mm. ISO 100. 1/25 sec. f/13.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today. I hope you enjoy the view.

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Thunder Hole

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