Month: October 2016

Backlight Landscape Photography

Backlight is where the light is shining towards the camera lens. It is a bit tricky but challenging to photograph. I have taken pictures of shadows and silhouettes this way in the past. During my recent trip to Letchworth State Park in western part of […]


Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry is a historical small town in West Virginia. It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet. Because of the town’s strategic location, it was a “hot spot” during the American Civil War […]

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Covered Bridges in Frederick County, MD

Frederick County is the home of three out of eight covered bridges in the state of Maryland. All three covered bridges, namely, Utica, Loy’s Station and Roddy Road were built in mid- 1800’s and are on the National Register of Historical Places. All three are located near […]


Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway

When we visited Adirondack Region, New York two weeks ago, we tried to drive up to Whiteface Mountain via its Memorial Highway three times. We failed the first two times because of rain/drizzle making zero visibility on top of the mountain. Luckily, we made it […]

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St. Lawrence Seaway, Massena, NY

St. Lawrence Seaway is a navigation system of locks and channels both in Canada and US waters that allow ocean-going ships to enter from Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. I worked for the organization from 1977 to 2003, first 7 years in Washington, DC […]


Have a canoe – will paddle

There are many lakes and waterways in Adirondack and consequently a paradise for canoers and kayakers. I came across this canoe shop in Old Forge with hundreds of canoes and kayaks. I could not pass by without taking some pictures of all these colorful boats.

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Greetings from Adirondack, New York

We are visiting Adirondack Region in Upstate New York for the beautiful autumn foliage. We arrived at Old Forge yesterday and have toured Inlet, Blue Mountain and Long Lake areas in the past two days. We saw Adirondack chairs everywhere we went, at the beach, […]

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