Sports Illustrated’s Army 2014 teaser

Sports Illustrated published a preview of sorts for the upcoming 2014 Army football season, underscoring the new and hopefully improved attitude and outlook for the program at West Point. I’ve already seen some mixed reactions to the piece, but for what it’s worth, it signifies some optimism about beating Navy (and Air Force) and also features one of my photos …

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Mohonk’s flower garden

I finally had a chance to explore Mohonk’s well-known summer flower gardens this past weekend, something I’ve actually never seen despite all my trips up to this incredible place. All these cool flowers disappear once autumn rolls in, but you can see them now through early September I’m guessing.┬áThis year’s theme is “South of the Border,” and Mohonk will be …

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Sheldon Falls, a hidden Gunks gem

Sheldon Falls isn’t even on the familiar green Minnewaska trail map, which is both good and bad. I’ve never heard anyone talk about it or claim it to be a must-see hike, and I very rarely see photos of the area outside a few random ones on Instagram. But that’s actually what motivated me to go explore this spot — …

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Exploring Lake Awosting, Rainbow Falls

I made a somewhat unplanned hike (if that’s possible) out to┬áLake Awosting last weekend… somewhat unplanned in that it was about seven miles and I sort of did it by accident. I had hoped to make the hike out to Rainbow Falls, and then go down to see two more waterfalls in another area of Minnewaska. Wrong. Rainbow Falls is …

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Obama talks leadership, military’s future in 2014 West Point graduation

I had the great honor once again to photograph graduation at West Point this week, with President Barack Obama making his second trip to the academy for a commencement address. Obama spoke to the 1,064 graduating cadets about America’s role in world politics and foreign crisis while underling the point that our military isn’t always the best answer to solving …

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Minnewaska images now on NatGeo

Here’s a shot from Lake Minnewaska this past autumn, processed with the VSCO app and Mextures, both worth checking out if you’re into photo editing. This is also a good excuse to show off my new photo gallery page with National Geographic. NatGeo recently launched a new project that features user photos from photographers around the world, it’s kind of …

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With Opening Day, a look at the Cubs and White Sox

With the 2014 baseball season upon us, I’ve been busy putting together team and league previews this past week. Two of my stories ran this weekend, both focusing on Chicago teams, the Cubs and White Sox. While the White Sox may have the edge, at least as a trend in recent years, of more success at the Major League level, …

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Barn hunting around New Paltz

I’ve come across a few nice old red barns this past year in my hiking trips up to Minnewaska, and it finally made me wonder — there has to be more red barns around Ulster County, right? New Paltz is known for it’s apple farms and wineries, so I figured I could just get lost one day looking for old …

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Winter scenes around New Paltz

It’s been so cold around here lately that, while I wanted to get up to the mountains and take some photos, I wasn’t eager to actually freeze and have frozen feet. So, I did the next best thing: cruised around in the Challenger at some favorite spots for some scenic winter images. Above is Pine Road in New Paltz, a …

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