Friday, October 13, 2006

More Empire State foliage

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 ...

Silver Mine Lake

Silver Mine Lake

Field along Seven Lakes Road

Lake Kanawauke


LBseahag said...

absolutely gorgeous...
out here in LA we never get to see those colors!

Michael said...

And I wonder how many people never take the time to see them here ...