THE CATSKILLS IN THE SPRING – 05/20/10

Bridal Veil Falls

 Above is a scene from my recent (fourth) Catskills trip.  It’s called Bridal Veil Falls and it’s located behind the Glen Falls House (Round Top, NY) where we stay during the weekend trips.  I’ve photographed these at the top but never worked up the enthusiasm to climb down the steep, tripping-root-filled path and cross the rock filled stream bed (my tripod and I are in the stream for this shot)  particularly when the path has been icy.  But, it was time to do it. 

Our weekend  was organized and led by fellow blogger  Denise Bush, who keeps finding new vistas as well as taking us back to favorite spots to be seen again in different light.    

Willow Lake

 Here’s a tranquil shot of a lake bounded by willows and birches and by the Catskill range in the background (not seen in this image).  I was looking on this trip for something other than the streams and waterfalls, and I liked this place. 

After you’ve photographed a particular scene it always pays to look behind you to see what else might be there.  That’s how I captured the scene below, which is the creek continuing on from Artists’ Falls, with the old mill bathed in leaf-green soft light.  For more images from the weekend click here.

The stream and mill below Artists' Falls.

4 Responses to “THE CATSKILLS IN THE SPRING – 05/20/10”

  1. Marie Judge Says:

    A beautiful place for prayer and meditation …

  2. Linda Kamholz Says:

    My goodness, Ralph, you’ve been a busy guy this spring!
    So many wonderful images here — enjoyed browsing through them.

  3. denisebushphoto Says:

    Just discovered the ‘click here’ to see more of your Catskill images. Nice job! I especially like the birch tree next to the lake!


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