Showing posts with label Ansel Adams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ansel Adams. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Just Across The Delaware ...


“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
                                ~ Ansel Adams
                                            ~ 1902-1984
As sunset looms on a gorgeous October day, the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge, can be seen across the Delaware River looking toward Phillipsburg, New Jersey from Delaware Canal State Park, Easton, Pennsylvania near the Forks of the Delaware Trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Delaware River Toll Bridge can be seen at left, and at right the iconic Jimmy’s Doggie Stand.

The Free Bridge that spans the two states was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Majestic Silence ...




"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
                        ~ Ansel Adams
                           ~ 1902-1984                                           
A still and silent, majestic beauty echoes on an early August evening as I looked up to see a sliver of the moon peeking down on a portion of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, at Lehigh Gap in this high contrast monochrome shot.

The Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor Trail (D&L Trail). 

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.