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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Dodging the snow, some Challenger photos

Earlier this week I took my 2012 Dodge Challenger up to Garnerville, N.Y. for some photos in between snow storms. The Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center (I think now formally known as the Garner Arts Center) is an old area full of brick warehouses and narrow streets that makes you feel like you’re in some abandoned, ancient part of Brooklyn …

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A winter hike through Minnewaska

This year is coming to an end, and it made me realize how much better it was — at least by comparison — to 2012. I made an effort this year to get outside and enjoy nature and explore the mountains, so the first day of winter, Dec. 21, seemed like a good cap to an enjoyable stretch of hiking. …

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Ellerson’s final day: Navy blows away Army, 34-7

Saturday in Philadelphia turned out to be a worst-case scenario for Army, although from the wide range of mixed reactions I’ve seen from cadets and current and former football players, it was, in a way, a best-case scenario. It’s no secret that head coach Rich Ellerson lost support in many West Point circles, at least after his team went 3-8 …

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Scenes from the 2013 Baseball Winter Meetings

Hello from Orlando! Today is Day 3 of the 2013 Baseball Winter Meetings here at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts, another edition of the baseball world’s annual get-together for trades, rumors, press conferences and late-night deals. This year’s meetings have featured a three-team trade between the Angels, D-backs and White Sox (sending Mark Trumbo to Arizona), the Mets’ …

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Colts’ McNary activated, will face Mooney, Titans

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that inside linebacker Josh McNary had been promoted from the team’s practice squad and activated for this weekend’s game against the Tennessee Titans. It will be McNary’s NFL debut, three years after graduating West Point as Army’sĀ all-time leader in sacks (28) and tackles for loss (49). His final moment in an Army [football] uniform …

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An autumn hike to Gertrude’s Nose

A few weeks ago, I planned to head back up to Minnewaska State Park Preserve and join the guided group hike out to Mine Hole Falls, which the park said was a moderate hike to one of the lesser-seen parts of Minnewaska. And when I called to register, I found it — somehow — was totally full. Five people were …

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