Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Light on the Landscape

We are very fortunate to live in a truly beautiful part of the world. The house is located in the center of the Hudson Valley, between the Shawangunk and Catskill mountains. It was here that the Hudson River School of landscape painting evolved in the 19th century.
The top photograph is one I took of Chapel Farm on the lower slopes of the Shawangunks, the lower image is the Catskill Mountains at twilight on the first day of summer. The constant play of light on the landscape around these parts is amazing and there are so many great places to walk.
Here's a link to a couple of places in the Shawangunks that exemplify the wild beauty of the area: http://www.shawangunkridge.org/hike.htm

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