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I have returned to New York, at least for a few months, and particularly the mid-Hudson Valley. I’m excited for the opportunities ahead of me, and I appreciate the warm messages welcoming me back that so many people sent. I’ve been all over the place, mentally and physically the past few years, and it feels good to have so many people excited for my time here. I’m ready to really take things to the next level.
Pine family home on Main Street in New Paltz, with Mohonk Skytop in the distance.
Incredibly deep blue sky day on the Rosendale Trestle
Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale
Amazing view of the Ashokan Reservoir and beyond at Spencer Road in Glenford
View of the Bear Mountain Bridge from along state Route 9W in Tomkins Cove
Did a quick trip to New York City for an afternoon – this is the George Washington Bridge from a park
High Falls on an absurdly bright day
Perrine’s Bridge – and for once I showed the NYS Thruway bridge too
Dusk from the trestle in Rosendale – Joppenbergh Mountain on the left
Route 213 heading through Rosendale
In my parents’ 13 years running Fischers’ Farm, I had never been there in late April. Wow, what a beautiful time of year there. After making my way across the country from San Diego, it was a nice place to stay for a week, before returning back to the Hudson Valley.
Time to stop putting out food for the birds, like this blue jay
Nice bud on an apple tree
Woodpecker getting what he can
Another flowering apple tree
This butterfly was stunning
I loved how this John Deere tractor matched the grass and dandelions
Start of a beautiful day
I like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, I said it. Pretty city, lots going on, and friendly people. How can you go wrong?
Monongahela Incline – great view! Similar to something I’ve shot before, but in black and white to match the cloudy mood.
A shot from right inside the station at the top of the Monongahela Incline
Side of a train on not going anywhere – along a path by the Monongahela River
Part of abandoned industrial structure apparently used to load or unload boats along the Monongahela River
I finally spent some time in Cleveland, Ohio. I have a great interest in the rust belt, and scenes from the American Industrial Revolution and the heyday of American industry, so Cleveland has been on my list for a while. There’s some beautiful architecture and some interesting sights to behold.
View from the Lake Erie shore – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is on the left
Eagle Avenue Bridge – a “vertical lift” bridge not in use
Rust on the Eagle Avenue Bridge
The house from “A Christmas Story”!
Awesome structural elements on the 3rd floor of abandoned Cedar Avenue Powerhouse
Catwalk view from Cedar Avenue Powerhouse
View from Inside Cedar Avenue Powerhouse
Another vertical lift bridge
Downtown view along the Cuyahoga River at Settler’s Point – Veterans Memorial Bridge on the right
I visited Chicago for a night, and it was mostly a social visit with my cousin, but I did get a bit of photography in. I decided to call this post Chicagoland instead of Chicago just so I could get the picture of Gary, Indiana in without making another post.
Looking down Interstate 290 from Ashland Avenue – you can see the L train line and the Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower
I had a nice walk along the Chicago River. The Trump building is most prominent.
The lines of the L train tracks on 63rd Street on the South Side of Chicago intrigued me.
I loved the Keep Out sign by this Norfolk Southern train in Gary, Indiana.
After almost a week in Des Moines, I drove east to Chicago between an afternoon and a morning. I wasn’t feeling overly inspired but got a few shots off that I want to share.
I found this doorway in Grinnell, Iowa interesting
Kaiser car sitting amongst some farm equipment in Tama, Iowa
This barn with murals on at least 3 sides was so cool! I love the American Gothic replica
I wasn’t sure what to think about going to take pictures of the bridges of Madison County, but I enjoyed it. I tried to really check out the structures from as unique perspectives as I could. In general the entire Des Moines area had interesting things to check out. Maybe I’ll go back again for the State Fair some day.
Des Moines River Dam and bridge – the State Capitol Building can be seen in the distance
Hogback Bridge in Madison County
Under side of the Holliwell Bridge in Madison County
Reflection of the Roseman Bridge in the Middle River
Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines – founded in 1848
Iowa Fair Grounds in Des Moines
I’m pretty sure I made a post named “Across the heartland” last year, but it’s really fitting, so I’m going with it again. This time heading out of Denver I took a different route east, focusing on Nebraska and Iowa, although I did go through Kansas briefly.
Appears to be an old farm house – Woodrow, Colorado
Typical scene on the east-west state and US Highways in the middle of the country – this is Wheeler, Kansas
Trains, all day, every day. This is in Trenton, Nebraska
Baseball field in Indianola, Nebraska
Cows grazing in Holdrege, Nebraska
Inside of a long abandoned building for Central Grain company in Central City, Nebraska
This door in Central City doesn’t appear to have been opened recently
Theater in Central City, Nebraska
Kracl and Son Garage in Rogers, Nebraska
Unused Valley Grove District Church in Nebraska
Old farm building in Harlan, Iowa
I have not looked up the definition of Greater Denver, so some of this might be a stretch, but these are the best shots I took during my week of setting up Denver as my home base on my drive across the country in the spring of 2013.
Famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado
Road down the mountain in Loveland, Colorado
West Pine Creek Road, Sedalia, Coloroado
Check out the burnt trees on the hill in the back – also in Sedalia, Colorado
Wooden train car rotting away in Victor, Colorado
More in Victor, Colorado
City Park in Denver
From Sedona, Arizona it took me 2 driving days to get to Denver, stopping a night in Durango, Colorado. Lots of peaks and valleys, literally and figuratively!
4 Corners Monument – where Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado meet
A bit northeast of 4 Corners on Ute land.
Yep, a fence in Colorado. There’s many of them.
Beautiful scene heading out of Durango
Pagosa Springs, Colorado – great day for a drive
My second year in a row photographing this abandoned school in front of Mount Princeton – not much has changed!
Took a quick pass through Breckenridge Colorado – amazing how the ski resort was integrated into the town