Posts Tagged With: adirondack

Hope Falls

This week I had the opportunity to photograph a waterfalls in Hamilton County, New York at the base of the Adirondacks. Tennant Creek Falls, more popularly known as Hope Falls is just off of Route 30 north of the Sacandaga. Arriving at the parking area near the trailhead, you are greeted with a plethora of signs to keep you off adjacent private property and advising you to vote Republican. The hike to the falls along the Tennant Creek is relatively short, but the right of way does cut through private property. Signs remind you not to wander off the established trail. My photographer friend Linda Buckman was kind enough to invite me on this hike to a beautiful, serene and relatively untouched part of upstate New York. The day was overcast with a 50% chance of rain. Starting out early Tuesday morning we were able to beat the rain and get some wonderful photos.

Kudos to Ed Smathers for giving a presentation on waterfall photography at last month’s meeting of the Amsterdam Photography Club at the Coffee Beanery. I was able to use some of the techniques Ed spoke about to get my waterfall images.

Categories: Outdoors, Photography | Tags: , , , , ,

The End of Summer

The Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 22, 10:49am (Eastern Daylight Time) this year, representing the change of seasons with a day of equal light and dark; but it is Labor Day weekend that to most of us means the end of the summer. That was the case yesterday at the Great Sacandaga Lake, at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, where I spent sunday of the last weekend of summer with friends at camp. The weather was fantastic, the water warm and the company good as we celebrated the end of the season. The traditional ring of bonfires around the lake and fireworks (that were better viewed from the sky), meant that autumn was fast approaching. Of course I captured the day with my camera.

There was even a litter of puppies to ogle!

Categories: Celebration, Entertainment, Outdoors, Pets, Photography | Tags: , , , , ,

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: