Light TrailsInterstate 84 in Newburgh before dawn.
Dover Stone ChurchA Hudson Valley slot canyon in Dover Plains!
Moon Over The Moodna ViaductA lovely sunrise scene with alpenglow over the trestle as the train crosses.
Lake MinnewaskaLate summer morning on Lake Minnewaska.
Indian Brook FallsA little gem in Cold Spring.
Buttermillk Falls - PeekamooseIt seems like every other waterfall is called “Buttermilk”. This is the one on Peekamoose Road.
Dutchess County FairLots of circular motion and G-forces to go around!
Night TrainTrain barrels over the Moodna Viaduct as the Milky Way floats overhead.
Little Red LighthouseHere she sits, under the GWB.
Icy Rim On The Hudson
Icy Sawtooth Grass
Fortress Of Solitude
Mount Beacon From Plum Point
Tarrytown LighthouseThe Tarrytown Lighthouse on the Hudson.
Esopus Meadows LighthouseIn barest daylight.
Swarte Kill SunriseThe clouds burst into flame over the frozen Swarte Kill in Highland, NY.
Bear Mountain Bridge with TrainFirst light of morning on the Popolopen Creek Bridge on Rt. 9W in Fort Montgomery, NY, getting the shot.
Trolley TracksAt Kingston Point Park.
The Rondout LighthouseFrom Kingston Point Park.
Leaving AutumnThe CSX rail line on the west side of the Hudson River.
Autumn Sunset In WashingtonvilleThe sun sets behind the hill behind Washingtonville High School. One of my colleagues calls this tree "Alfie".
Moodna ViaductThe Moodna Viaduct spans a valley carved by the Moodna Creek at the foot of Schunemunk Mountain in Cornwall. This is the longest overland trestle east of the Mississippi River.
Plum Point By MoonlightPlum Point sits at the border of New Windsor and Cornwall on the Hudson. A gorgeous view of the Hudson Highlands makes this one of my favorite places to bring my camera.
Saugerties LighthouseThis beautiful icon on the Hudson also doubles as a bed and breakfast. If you visit in the morning, be sure to be quiet so as not to rouse the guests.
Newburgh WaterfrontFormerly a home to factories, including my grandfather's garment factory, the Newburgh Waterfront was revitalized in the 1990's and is now home to restaurants and galleries.
Kaaterskill FallsThis long-dropping drip drains from North Lake in Haines Falls, a gem of the Catskill Mountains.
The Mid-pHudson BridgeThis iconic bridge across the Hudson is old but oddly photogenic.
Powder MillAn old gunpowder mill in Algonquin Park in Newburgh.
Storm Over The CatskillsA storm passes over the Ashokan Reservoir at sunset.
Playing Down The DayA lone guitarist plays his joy as the day comes to an end in Salisbury Mills.
Cornwall LandingA town park in Cornwall-On-Hudson at sunrise.
Oak Glen BarnThe Hudson Valley is filled with old photogenic barns.
Mohonk Gatehouse At SunsetThe Mohonk Gatehouse sits on Gatehouse Road just west of New Paltz.
EstuarineThe Hudson River is an estuary with numerous side tributaries that are lush and green in the summer sun.
Bear Mountain BridgeThis iconic Hudson Valley view is accessible on the pedestrian walkway over Popolopen Creek on Rt. 9W just north of the Bear Mountain traffic circle.
OlanaOlana has the inspirational home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church.
Kingston-Rhinecliff BridgeThis view can be accessed by climbing the Ferncliff Fire Tower. The Hudson River, bridge and Catskill Mountains beyond unfold before you from this dizzying height.
Storm King Mountain ViewLooking north along the Hudson from the overlook on Rt. 218 south of Cornwall. Breakneck Ridge and Bannerman Island are featured.
Newburgh Beacon Bridge and TrainCSX runs a freight line along the west side of the Hudson River. This view, from the end of Downing Avenue in Balmville, showcases the train as well as the gorgeous Newburgh Beacon Bridge.
Chadwick LakeChadwick Lake is a town park in Newburgh with a fantastic 4-mile loop trail around the reservoir lake on the corner of Rt. 300 and Rt. 32.
Gomez MillSitting on the Orange/Ulster County line off of Rt. 9W, this historic landmark has been a grist mill and a paper mill and is now open to the public, along with the Gomez House on the other side of the road.
Saugerties Meadows LighthouseOne of several identical structures along the Hudson, this one is out in the middle of the river on a tiny island. The best view is from Esopus Lighthouse Park on River Road in, where else, Esopus!
Bellvale FarmThis dairy farm is located at the base of Mount Peter in Warwick.
Mohonk and HorsesMohonk is an instantly recognizable silhouette in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Smiley Fire Tower, a three-story stone edifice, projects from the top of the ridge. On the other side of the ridge is Mohonk Mountain House, on Mohonk Lake. I worked in the kitchens of Mohonk Mountain House in the mid-1980's, while I was going through college at SUNY New Paltz.
Long Dock ParkThis riverside park is located near the Metro-North rail station in Beacon.
Innisfree GardensThese sprawling sculpted gardens are located in Millbrook. Definitely worth a morning's browsing. A few times a year they open the grounds before sunrise for what they call "First Light At Innisfree".
Milton LandingIn the town of Milton, with nice views with piers for the foreground elements.
Widow Jane MineRosendale was home to many cement mines and kilns. They no longer operate but the Widow Jane Mine is still open for visitors. Concerts are held in its echoey halls.
Awosting FallsAs the Peterkill Creek goes over the cliff in Minnewaska State Park it forms a favorite of Hudson Valley hikers, Awosting Falls.
The Basha KillLocated off off Rt, 209 south of Wurtsboro, this swamp is a wildlife refuge with nesting bald eagles.
Lake MassawippaRt. 6 to Bear Mountain is a gorgeous road to drive, especially in the autumn. This is Lake Massawippa, which is divided by the highway. This is the northern section.
Iona IslandIona Island is a bird sanctuary by Bear Mountain.
Storm From Fox Hill RoadGo down Rt. 300 towards Wallkill and you will come across Fox Hill Road. At the top there is a house with gorgeous flower displays out front and a little porch on the edge of a bluff that overlooks the Wallkill River Valley and the Shawangunk Ridge beyond. There is a little sign by the porch that invites "The View Is Free, Sit And See." You are encouraged to do so.
Cragsmoor Stone Church ArchStone Church in Cragsmoor is a historic landmark and the arch out back is a favorite place for photographers to set up. This star trail photo was taken from out back, the light on the arch came from a car's headlights as it came around the road in front of the church.
Sam's PointLocated in Cragsmoor, this is the southernmost point on the highest continuous ridge in the Shawangunk Mountains. Lots of great hiking to be had here.
Beacon DocksBeacon in the summertime is filled with watercraft of all types.
Charles Rider ParkA view of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in the morning from Charles Rider Park, right on the Hudson River.
Beacon SpillwayAlong the old railroad tracks in Beacon, this spillway is a popular photographic spot.
SaugertiesThis pretty little town in the valley east of the Catskills is home to the Saugerties Lighthouse as well as Krause's famous candy shop.