Sunday, June 1, 2014

A New York trip: Storm King

It was a cloudy day in early May when we decided to drive out of the city to Storm King, a sculptural arts center in the Hudson Valley. It has become an annual pilgrimage of sorts, a place that we can just let the kids run and run in open fields. Last year's visit was on a hot day where the sun drained us far too quickly, but this year the weather was much more favorable and the clouds made for a dramatic ceiling over the sculptures dotted across the 500 acre landscape.






If anyone is looking for a quick getaway from the city this summer, it's a great place to spend a few hours, breathe some fresh air, and see some spectacular art. Do it!




I always notice a theme in my shots after a photo taking session, and that is that I clearly favor shooting trees over anything else. The trees at Storm King have an art-like quality themselves, and their shapes take on natural sculptural form that I can't stop looking at.

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  1. Gorgeous photos -- especially the one of the tree and brown grass. I probably love the type of cloudy weather you captured even more than sunny days! :O

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    1. thanks so much, Erin! I agree, love those cloudy days :)

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  2. Love the pics - especially of little miss and her friends!

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  3. Dervla, Could those two be any cuter!! And I'm digging your tree photo study... beautiful. Are you using your new camera?
    xo
    E

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    1. aw thanks, Erin! Your photo compliments mean a lot coming from you. And no i'm still shooting with my older Nikon, can't wait to get the new one!

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  4. Photos are amazing!!! Those colors, and OBVIOUSLY amazing Niamhy

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  5. This looks like such a beautiful place! It's been ages since I've been to the Hudson Valley but my husband and I were just talking about how we wanted to go!

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    1. you really really should! It's a wonderful place. I bet it would gorgeous in October too, with the trees changing color. I think i might go back then before it closes for the winter.

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