Harriman State Park, NY

July 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

~ Harriman State Park ~

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Harriman State Park is an excellent choice for Fall Color photography.  It can be found at Seven Lakes Drive, Ramapo, NY. The principal road runs by a series of picturesque lakes, and photography can often be accomplished from the road or from a parking lot.  For the more adventurous, a system of trails is available that can take you to less visited areas with plenty of photo possibilities.

Open fields, streams, park buildings, and lakes are plentiful, and Fall brings color that makes the park a very productive photo location.  Don't forget to look for possibilities other than the grand scenic.  Often, at your feet, or in a reflection, interesting compositions can be found.  

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As the light changed while I was photographing Fall color along a boulder filled stream, my attention was drawn to the area just in front of my tripod.  There I found the reflection of both sky and leaves in the trees above, encircling a boulder, resulting in an interesting composition that was totally unplanned.  I must admit to adding a red leaf I found on the ground after taking a few exposures and realizing that the image needed a point of interest to draw the eye into the photograph.

 

The park is rarely crowded, but once again, weekdays and other-than-holiday periods are preferred.  You will want to arrive early because the light can get pretty harsh as morning progresses.

See images from this location at http://www.dougweldon.com/p1004661637

 

 


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