Springtime in the Catskills

18May09

Last weekend several friends from the South Jersey and Cranberry Digital Camera Clubs met in the Catskills for a fun Spring photo weekend. The weekend was arranged by my friends who own and operate the Glen Falls House and Resort in Round Top. We had a great time there last February for the Winter photo weekend and an even better time this trip. The foliage was about two weeks behind ours here in South Jersey and the greens were brilliant! If there was a theme it would have to be waterfalls and Spring is the best time to shoot them. On Saturday, well-known Catskill photographer, Francis X. Driscoll led us to two out-of-the-way falls. The afternoon was a bit misty but we felt that added interest as well as making the colors super saturated. Below you’ll see some favorites from the weekend in the order of discovery. (Comments are welcome. Just click on  ‘comments’ at the end of the post.)

'Bleeding Hearts' © Denise Bush

'Bleeding Hearts' © Denise Bush

'Abstract Reflection' © Denise Bush

'Abstract Reflection' © Denise Bush

'Bridal Veil Falls' © Denise Bush

'Bridal Veil Falls' © Denise Bush

'Plattekill Falls' © Denise Bush

'Plattekill Falls' © Denise Bush

'Diamond Knotch Falls' © Denise Bush

'Diamond Notch Falls' © Denise Bush

'Mossy Rocks' © Denise Bush

'Mossy Rocks' © Denise Bush

'Lower Falls' © Denise Bush

'Lower Falls' © Denise Bush

'Beaver Pond, Lodge & Dam' © Denise Bush

'Beaver Pond, Lodge & Dam' © Denise Bush

'DeAmercurio & Sons Truck' © Denise Bush

'DeAmercurio & Sons Truck' © Denise Bush



7 Responses to “Springtime in the Catskills”

  1. 1 Paul

    Gorgeous, beautiful, colorful! Love the truck photo. Did you do HDR on these? The colors are great. Good work – good luck.

    • 2 denisebushphoto

      Thanks Paul! I used HDR on some of these. I like to try to maintain a more natural look — especially with nature subjects.

  2. 3 Terry Wilson

    Very nice selection. Plattekill Falls: The composition on that one is superb. I wished I had taken the time to put my 100mm on the camera to get a bleeding heart like yours.

  3. Lower Falls is the one that does it for me – love the mist and the soft saturated spring green! And just the right shutter speed for the water! Terrific image! Lower Plattekill is also tops. I just may have to find the time to sign up for the next trip!

  4. 5 Deb McKee

    All are BEAUTIFUL! Great job!

  5. 6 Berglund Ralph

    I love the dicentra and the Bridal Veil Falls. Sorry now that I didn’t get there.
    Maybe in the fall.

  6. 7 denisebushphoto

    Thanks so much to all of the above for stopping by and leaving comments. I like to hear which are your favorites as sometimes I am undecided as to which ones (if any) I really like! — D


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