A Blaze of Fall Color by Kayak: A Photoessay

By Vladimir Brezina
Posted on October 22, 2011

In New York City, the leaves are only just starting to turn. But farther north along the Hudson the fall colors must be well advanced.

For a number of years I used to go by train with my folding kayak to see the fall colors in the stretch of the Hudson just south of Albany, near Catskill and the town of Hudson.  In Ramshorn Creek, a little winding creek off the Hudson just south of Catskill, I saw, about this time in October one year, the best fall colors ever—a vivid profusion of yellows, oranges, reds, purples, reflected in the green-brown waters of the creek against a crystalline fall blue sky.

It doesn’t look like I’ll have time to go up there this year. So here are some photos from that memorable trip. Even though photos can’t do the real experience of such colors justice, they do give some idea…

That evening at my campsite on Stockport Middle Ground, I was treated to an equally colorful sunset… I’ll write about camping along that stretch of the Hudson River, my favorite area that I’ve returned to many times in all seasons, in a future post! (Update October 10, 2012: it’s here.)

These and other fall foliage photos from that area are here.

14 responses to “A Blaze of Fall Color by Kayak: A Photoessay

  1. Gorgeous! Looks like the weather was perfect and the water still enough to get these great photos! Love paddling!

  2. Just beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for taking us there! Amazing shots. Breathtaking!

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  6. Amazing and peaceful. It makes me see feel Fall in the air.

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