Monday, July 27, 2009

A Trip to the Adirondacks

ausable chasm
Ausable Chasm with a small guided tour group at the bottom

ausable chasm 3
Ausable chasm with people looking over the foot bridge

ausable chasm 2
Ausable chasm

Within one of the caves at Natural Stonebridge and caves

whiteface mountain
Whiteface mountain

whiteface mountain view from
View from whiteface mountain

whiteface mountain 2
Whiteface mountain climbing trail

quiet on Lake Champlain
Quiet on Lake Champlain

kyle on ferry
Kyle on the ferry on Lake Champlain heading to Burlington, Vermont

old leaning shack 1
Old leaning shack in town of Jay

old leaning shack 2
Old leaning shack in Jay

barn and mountains b&w, Adirondacks
Barn and mountains in the background, Adirondacks

barn in field, Adirondacks
Barn in a field, Adirondacks

barn and mountains, Adirondacks
Barn and mountains, Adirondacks.

old barn in field
And yet another . . .

Last week I took my son Kyle up to the Adirondacks for some great sights and adventures. Although his favorite part is the pool back at the hotel, he had a great trip time climbing and exploring the Ausable Chasm and the Natural stone bridge and caves.
We also hopped on the ferry at Port Kent and took it across Lake Champlain to Vermont where we walked around and explored some more. They have a pretty cool aquarium in Burlington and was worth the visit.
I had my fun stopping alongside the road whenever I spotted an old shack or barn.
I hope to get back up there again in a few weeks on my own specifically for photography.


Julie Magers Soulen said...

Wonderful photos Gary. I love the portrait of your son. Beautiful composition and kid! The first old leaning shack in Jay is incredible too. It looks as if it is ready to lift off right into that awesome sky. Well done!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Fabulous photos! I have been to all those places (except the old barns) and your shots bring me right back. Loved the one from within the cave - so much symbolism that could be conjured up from that.

I'll be back.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

What a great adventure you both had! And the pool, of course, was just the icing on the cake. lol

I liked your b/w phot taken from inside the cave. You managed to capture so much detail. The next time I coin the phrase, 'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel,' I will think of this image, :)

drollgirl said...

ohmyLORD! i am geographically challenged and have no idea where this is, but it is AMAZING! i am ready to MOVE THERE! so beautiful, as are your shots!!!!!!!

Lianne said...

Gary these are absolutely beautiful. I can feel the mist on my face and they brought some calm into my crazy day. Thanks so much. (Did you catch a glimpse of Canada?)

Pretty Things said...

I love how the photos made me feel that I was the first person who had seen those places ever - the first time a human had ever set foot by those rocks and water.

Cindy said...

Great shots, Gary. I can't even pick a favorite although I like the one from inside the cave and the last barn which looks like a black and white but with subtle color. I love old shacks and barns especially! (I was going to finish the sentence with "on film," guess those days are gone, LOL.

Anonymous said...

What amazing, wonderful pics of landscapes and caves. I love the old barns. Could be a very interesting subject for a painting.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

your photographs are incredible, what a feeling you get viewing them. The sepia barn images are magical and seem to move.


Somewhere I have yet to be,
Those fogged in ridge tops look just like China...who knew?!

betchai said...

wonderful set of pictures, so peaceful and full of inspiration.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

What a lovely area to shoot. I'm a sucker for old barns, too.

My fav. is the view from whiteface mountain. The clouds swirling around and the light on that body of water in the distance are just magical!