After struggling to find any good lighting for photos in High Falls, New York, I headed back to Hurley, and took a bit of a back route. The sun peaked out for just long enough for me to capture this view of Hurley Mountain Road, and I am quite pleased with it.
Sometimes, there’s just not a whole lot to say about a photo that the photo cannot say for itself. I shot this on the Desert Queen Mine Road in Joshua Tree National Park, and I am quite happy with the results. You can see my shots from another trip to the park here.
Desert Queen Mine Road
Locally known as Route 44/55 this road goes over the Shawangunk Mountains – it is beautiful
Going over the mountain to see what I can see
I spent a week doing an amazing customized tour in Costa Rica from Outdoor Adventures. After almost a full week of rain, we finally had a bright sunny day.
I loved the juxtaposition of the curve of the road and the curve of the sky. This was before I seriously studied photo composition theory, and at the time, it was my favorite photo I’d ever taken.
I still have no idea what this road was called
Sometimes I claim to hate driving, but don’t believe me for a second when I say that. I was shooting photos on the Rosendale Train Bridge, near my hometown of Tillson, NY, and I saw that the sunset was going to be awesome, and I literally got in my truck and chased the sunset for 40 minutes until I found a location I liked for it. It was so much fun. I went on roads I had never been on before, no more than 5 miles from where I lived for 18 years. I ended up on Route 44, and I saw a parking area, and I knew it was now or never. I parked and quickly setup my tripod on the side of the road and somehow composed it well (this photo is not cropped at all!) I love how the setting sun bounced off of the ice and snow on the rocks. I think this photo says a lot about me…heading down a road where I’m not sure where I’m going, but having a good time doing it.
Photo taken on December 20, 2009.
Just a little bit of light left