The leaves weren't splendidly colored, and the weather wasn't sunny, but it was great to have a long weekend and Columbus Day get-a-way to Upper New York State for an annual family gathering . Here are a few shots to share!
What do you do when it's a gray, cloudy,.and over all miserable day in New York? Why, go to your local amusement park and twirl around a light post like an idiot. You then watch in horror as people gape at you ibecause they think that you have completely lost your mind. Yup, this is my life. It's just all in a day's work for #girlwiththepassport . I'm partially kidding though. I had a really fun time going back to a place that I cherished in.my youth, a place that holds such positive memories for me, a place where I can go back to a time when things seemed just a little bit simpler Where did you go as a child?
I've shot dozens, if not hundreds of sunrises (& sunsets). I was pretty sure I knew what I was doing: > Check sunrise time
> Check weather (cloud conditions)
> Check TPE for sun direction
> Check Google Maps for location-specific info (like parking, access, etc.)
Then there's the not-so-obvious ones that I've learned the hard way
> Physically check out location to make sure you didn't miss anything on google maps (like park gates that are closed at certain hours) - in this case, I've actually shot here before,
> Check the dew point to ensure it's not too foggy out
> Check the tides to see if it's coming in or going out, high or low tide - all impact how close to the water you can stand on the beach & how much cleaning outbofbsand from your tripod you'll need to do.