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Photos look so much better when they are LARGE!

So, we’re now posting photo-heavy posts on separate full-width pages without sidebar. A menu of these photo pages is nested under this page in the main menu.

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Apocalyptic Skies Over New York Harbor

Posted on June 13, 2012

Some of the more spectacular photos from this paddle through New York Harbor.

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Spring Blossoms Catch the Evening Light

Posted on April 8, 2012

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
A.E. Housman, from A Shropshire Lad
OK, the cherry blossoms are already mostly over at Easter in this remarkably early Spring. But there were still plenty of trees in bloom, or with the first tender green leaves just appearing, as I walked out with my camera a few days ago at sunset ….

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Nature Morte

Posted on January 17, 2012

Photos taken in 2010 at Slickrock, Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize.

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Winter Sunset at the Reservoir

Posted on December 28, 2011

The Central Park Reservoir is just a couple of blocks from my door. Its 1.6-mile perimeter path offers a perfect short walk for that spare hour… I go often, rain or shine, and bring my camera.

Last time, the brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds of Fall were everywhere. But now Winter rules. I got to the Reservoir just in time to see the short day’s setting sun light up the last few scraps of color. But happily the more subdued palette of Winter offers its own, subtle possibilities…

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Paddling to Manhattan Island: A Photoessay

Posted on December 20, 2011

From no direction is it as obvious that Manhattan is an island as from the south. Clear across the Upper Bay the ramparts of Manhattan draw the eye. Sometimes Manhattan is a fantastical mirage that we paddle toward again and again … sometimes it shimmers in the sunset and is gone as the last light fades.

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Around the Reservoir: A Photoessay

Posted on November 8, 2011

Yesterday I took a walk along the jogging track that encircles Manhattan’s Central Park Reservoir (more properly, I guess, the “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir”).

On the reservoir side of the jogging track, beyond the black cast-iron ornamental fence, is a steep embankment leading down into the water. In this micro-enviroment, just a few feet wide but 1.6 miles long, fall is in full swing…

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Halloween Is in the Air on the Upper East Side: A Photoessay

Posted on October 24, 2011

The Upper East Side of Manhattan takes Halloween very seriously. Halloween is still some days away, but decaying bodies, chained skeletons, and giant black spiders have festooned the area for weeks. The block of 92nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues is particularly worth seeing… here are some photos from that block and a couple of adjacent ones.

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A Blaze of Fall Color by Kayak: A Photoessay

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…

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On the Beach: A Photoessay

Posted on October 19, 2011

That first glimpse of the sea instantly shows what the day will be like. The sea sets the mood.
That day at the beach may be just an ordinary Sunday at the seaside
or it may be stormy
or dreamy…

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