This is the 2nd part to last months comments, thoughts, or Random Musings… Part 1
Anyone who’s a sports fan has to admit, fall is a brilliant time of year. The summer doldrums give way to crisp, intoxicating mornings with cool & pleasant nights and sports galore begin to dominate the airwaves… and my personal photography calendar. Everything from baseball, football, soccer and crew is in play at a local, collegiate and professional level.
The change in temperature also makes it a great time of year for putting on the hiking boots and enjoying the splendor of fall foliage. The Hudson Valley offers a plethora of color this time of year and the best views are often obtained off the beaten path. There are so many hiking trails or mountain biking paths in the region, picking one over the other is a moot point.
Clothing has its own transition as well. Sun shirts go into hibernation and polar fleece returns to every day wear. This may sound odd to warm weather residents, but gloves, hats, light jackets and a blanket take up residence in your Subaru. You never know when they’re going to be needed! Chilly or outright cold weather can show up at any time and rain and/or snow is common in Nov & Dec. Having the right gear for changing conditions keeps you warm & dry and simply elevates the outdoor experience. Remember, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
Finally, as a photographer, please do not leave your camera at home! Any camera will do… iPhone, point & shoot, DSLR or mirrorless. Seriously. The model doesn’t matter. Just get out and shoot! The beautiful colors of fall, the abundance of sporting events and all the various festivals in the region are truly amazing. There is no shortage of wonderful photo opportunities.
Until next time.