I was back on the foliage trail Friday. In the span of 24 hours, the colors around Bear Mountain grew even more spectacular, thanks to recent rain and a sudden cold snap.
Instead of returning to Bear Mountain, where I had been Thursday, I headed up the Palisades Interstate Parkway just before the mountain to Seven Lakes Road, which I took west to Sloatsburg, N.Y. The road cuts through Harriman State Park and the scenery would leave a bard speechless.
These photos were taken from about 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., that part of the afternoon when sunlight has a warming effect on colors and when the line between light and shadow grows razor sharp.
I met other photographers who were taking advantage of this magical time of the day, and I truly felt part of the fellowship of the lens.
Pictures trump words, so here we go ...