New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Photos

Check it out! One of my photos was used by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference in their 2017 annual appeal mailer.

NY-NJ Trail Conference

I’m glad to support this organization who’s volunteers maintain more than 2,150 miles of trails in the NY-NJ area!

A couple of my photos were selected for display as part of the 2016 ‘A View From the Trail’ photo exhibition at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Headquarters in Mahwah, NJ. The photos selected were taken at one of my favorite areas to hike, the Hudson Highlands, around Beacon, NY. Whenever I visit this area, I find the natural beauty and energy striking. Both photos were taken in the fall of 2015. One was taken of the entire region from atop the Mt. Beacon Fire Tower. That was an exhilarating hike, and the fall colors were fully saturated.

Hudson Highlands, Fall 2015

Here’s a video taken at the top of the tower, a little shaky, but gives some perspective.

Breakneck Ridge, Fall 2015

The second photo displayed at the exhibition was of Breakneck Ridge, taken from Denning’s Point State Park. Denning’s Point is one of my very favorite places to visit in the area. The views of the Gateway to the Hudson Highlands, where Breakneck Ridge sits across from Storm King Mountain along the Hudson River, are incredible.

Last month the Trail Conference contacted me and asked if they could use this photo in their promotional material, which I was happy to let them use.

I’ve taken so many photos in this area, I’ll probably do a post just on Denning’s Point sometime. For now, here’s one of my favorite, incredibly timed photos of a train passing through across from Denning’s Point. The speed of the train vanishing into the trees, the shutter speed, and when it was snapped all came together to create this photo. An exciting capture, love it when things come together in interesting ways.

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