Friday, August 13, 2010
Scenic Landscapes of New York
I learned from the New York Outdoors blog that the New York State Museum in Albany is inviting the public to submit digital photographs of scenic New York landscapes, the best of which will be showcased in an upcoming museum exhibit called "Wish You Were Here! New York State Photographed by You."
Hmmm, I thought, why not? Even though landscapes are not really my best photos, since my camera works best in the macro setting, I do have a few that really please me and show my beloved Saratoga County woods and waterways to good advantage. I bet some of my fellow New York blogger friends have some great photos, too, so why not submit some of your own? Information about the exhibit and submission procedures can be found at www.nysm.nysed.gov/wishyouwerehere.
I haven't yet decided which ones I will submit, so I'm putting my possible choices up here on my blog and hoping to get some feedback from you, my dear followers, about which ones you like best.
1. Steeplebush Parade. Summer flowers on the Hudson River at Moreau.
2. Shadblow Spring. In the mountains of Moreau Lake State Park, overlooking the Hudson River.
3. Afternoon Shadows. A bend of the Hudson River at Moreau.
4. Quiet Morning, Rippled Rocks. A rocky promontory of the Hudson River banks at Moreau.
5. Pickerelweed and Standing Reeds. In a marshy area of the Hudson at Moreau.
6. Pine Boughs After Rain. A pond in the Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Ballston Spa.
7. Poplar and Periwinkle. Big Tooth Poplar leaves on the forest floor at Moreau Lake State Park.
9. Misty Islands. A foggy winter morning on the Hudson at Moreau.
10. Ice Fog. The far shore across Saratoga Lake after a warm rain on the ice.
11. Forest Path in Autumn. In the mountain trails of Moreau Lake State Park.
12. Cornfields and Rolling Hills. Farmlands above Saratoga Lake.
13. Paddler's Dream. A quiet bay of the Hudson River at Moreau.
14. Burning Bush. A blueberry bush ablaze with autumn color along the Hudson at Moreau.
15. Beech Frieze. Young beeches along the Hudson hold their coppery leaves well into the late autumn.
16. Lone Beech among Tall Pines. Even in winter, this young beech glows gold among shadowy conifers at Woods Hollow Nature Preserve in Ballston Spa.
17. Golden Grass, Carrara Skies. Early spring at the Saratoga Battlefield, Stillwater.
18. Fallow Fields, Abundant Flowers. An abandoned barnyard in the hills above Saratoga Lake.
19. Stained Glass Leaves. Backlit baby maple leaves glow in the woods at Moreau Lake State Park.