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Michael O'Donnell
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Awoken by +Karin Nelson.

Here is a shot I took last night: an 11-minute long exposure of sunset over the Shawangunk Ridge (Hudson Valley, NY, USA).

I had wanted and planned to go somewhere completely different, but life got in the way.
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OMG I am falling asleep on the computer right now. Friday nights are hard. My hubby promised me an evening at the lake next week, hopefully it will work out so I can take some nice sunset pictures. 
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The view from the summit of Anthony's Nose (900') looking over the Bear Mountain Bridge and Bear Mountain (the fog-obstructed peak to the left).

At the base of Bear Mountain you can see the sliver of Hessian Lake and the large lawn at Bear Mountain State Park.  To the right of the bridge you'll see the Popolopen Creek, a small pedestrian footbridge over the creek (where I usually take photos of the bridge), and a road bridge carrying traffic along route 9W.

You'll also notice a freight train along the bank of the river.  Having the train in the shot was not part of the plan but, unfortunately, it happened to be "parked".  It finally trundled up river around 8:30am.
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May I recommend you follow +Robert Rodriguez Jr?  He is an outstanding professional landscape photographer in the Hudson Valley Region of NY (my  current stomping grounds).

I often look to his work for inspiration.

http://robertrodriguezjr.com
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Mohonk Preserve, Ulster County, NY.

About 1/3 mile downstream of Split Rock on the Coxing KIll is this great little crevice in the stream.

I had shot it once before from the side, but this time I decided to get right in there.  I lowered my tripod right into the crevice, held on gently, and triggered the camera via remote.  
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this weekend, i am doing Catskills waterfalls. next couple of weekends, will be away.
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Hey, I'm alive!  What's going on around here?

This is Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY.
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+Karin Nelson, everything's cool, just busy.
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Whoa, did Pinterest vomit in here?  Sweet mercy.
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Two columns isn't bad at all. I like it now. Took me a little bit though. Love the font. :)
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This is the view looking north from Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands of NY (Hudson Valley).  The light on this evening was very nice and I had a hard time choosing which images to really work on.  I usually force myself to choose one image from the same general vantage point.

So, what do you think?  Full-on directional light or twilight?
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Twilight by far. It truly captures the Hudson valley!
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This is a long exposure (no filter) taken at the tail end of dusk on a very overcast day.  The limited color in the sunset "burned in" during the long exposure creating the electric colors seen here.

Taken from Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY, looking south.  Storm King Mountain is to the right and the Hudson Highlands are on the left.

The lights at the right side of the frame are the small town of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
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Oh, I like this.
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23 March 2013

This is the summit (1,340 ft./410m) of Storm King Mountain looming over the Hudson River.

The view is northward over Newburgh Bay.  The peak to the right is Mount Beacon.  In the distance to the left (if you look very closely) you can see the Shawangunk Ridge and Catskills.

The small island is Pollepel Island, home to Bannerman's Castle.
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+Patti Colston, thank you.

+Karin Nelson, I did climb up there, foolishly choosing the trailhead that starts at sea level (there is another one at 800').

Thanks +Alex Bazeos.  The pixels are wasted most of the time but on shots like these I'm glad I have them.  This will look quite nice printed very large.
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Awosting Falls is a 60' waterfall in Minnewaska State Preserve, fed by the Peter's Kill.

This waterfall is quite close to home on a short trail, so I get here quite often.  There is plenty to work with down in this area.

I would have liked to have crossed the stream to shoot this from a more direct angle, but the water was running too high.

Shot March 23, 2013.
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Surreal...
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Gardiner, NY
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Brooklyn, NY - New York, NY - Ithaca, NY - Kearny, NJ
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Some guy that likes to take pictures.
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I'm Mike, and I like to take pictures.  I live in New York's Hudson Valley with my wife and two kids.
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  • Cornell University
    Natural Resources, 1995 - 1999
  • Kearny High School
    1991 - 1995
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Michael Neil O'Donnell, M N O'Donnell