Photo Restoration

One of the biggest factors that drew me to photography was old / historical photographs. I love looking at images from the 1900’s and earlier. I could spend hours looking at every detail getting lost into another period. The fact that a single image on just a piece of paper could tell you so much about the person, place, and the period just amazes me. This is why I love photography. It is the preservation of an important moment allowing it to live forever. These images are some of just a few that I restored for my mom just after the passing of my grandmother. I hope to find more so that I can restore them as well!

 

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Every year Historic Hudson Valley has The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at The Van Cortlandt Manor. I highly suggest anyone to take an adventure to see this wondrous sight of thousands of illuminated pumpkins, both real and fake. Tickets do sell out quickly so I strongly urge you to plan in advance. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with adventures in and around Sleepy Hollow. Who doesn’t love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow !

 

Lyndhurst Mansion

Lyndhurst Mansion was once the home to many famous important people. The last family to live on the ground was that of Railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Many Music videos, TV shows, and movies have been filmed here as well. It was all decked out in all things Halloween, they had actors inside performing an Alice in Wonderland themed story, It was very cute. Right after Halloween they close the mansion so that they can prepare for Christmas…this I would love to see! Unfortunately because they have a professional lighting crew come in and for the sake of the actors they do not allow pictures of the interior during the holiday events.

 

Sunset on the Hudson

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Enchanting sunset views of the Hudson River from Tarrytown, NY looking across to Upper / South Nyack, NY.  If you have never traveled along the Hudson River it sure is a beautiful site, I highly suggest it. I attended college in Upstate NY and would have to take Amtrak home for breaks and the best part of the ride were those Hudson river views.

Rockefeller State Park

On Halloween we took an adventure to New York we started in Pleasantville making our way though Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, and Croton on the Hudson. In Pleasantville we started out with a lovely hike at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, where you hike on the  carriage roads that John D. Rockefeller Jr. created for friends and family to enjoy the natural beauty of the land his family owned. On the hike we passed through Stone Barns Center for food and agriculture’s pastures where we were able to see cattle relaxing, sheep going for a walk and not to mention beautiful sights of Bluebirds. Be sure to check back for the Halloween fun we had in the most historic place to celebrate the holiday…..Sleepy Hollow!

Covered Bridges of Bucks County

Here are some of the images from my adventure through Bucks County. It was a fun trip but a lot of driving! Only factor that was disappointing was no fall foliage, if only we went a week or two later the colors would have been peaked. Now we know for when decide on our next fall adventure.