Saturday, June 3, 2017

Upstate New York

In connection with the previous post, here are a few photographs from the upstate New York area which I managed to grab in between multiple family reunions.

The Sacandaga River as it flows through the little village of Hadley where it connects up with the Hudson River.

Creek flowing through the woods near Lake Luzerne.

An actor playing the part of a French soldier during the mid-1750s at Fort Ticonderoga.

Looking from Fort Ticonderoga to Lake Champlain.

Looking through a window inside Fort Ticonderoga to Lake Champlain.

The Copeland Covered Bridge spanning over Beecher Creek.

Stones for the foundation of the Copeland Covered Bridge.

Covered in a thick mat of leaves, the Appalachian Trail near Killington, Vermont, is barely visible.

Trees above the Sacandaga River.

Lake Luzerne.

Three Siblings

Siblings: Cathy, 95, Eleanore, 90, Bob 88

I've always thought that one of the great opportunities photography presents for us is to record history. Not just the big events, but the small ones that become bigger over time, especially when we consider them in context. This was one of those times. I had helped my mother (the woman in the center) take a trip to upstate New York to visit her relatives. At 90, she doesn't drive and has a little trouble navigating airports. So we flew into JFK, picked up her brother Bob (the guy on the right) and drove to Lake Luzerne. I had brought a soft box and light stand just for this portrait, which I shot at Cathy's 95th birthday party. They are the last of 10 children and I truly wish I could have gotten portraits of them and their other siblings years ago. That's another thing about photography: a missed picture is forever.