Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

June 14, 2012

Sky Show

Sky Show

I know I overdo the sunset thing, but tonight’s show was too good to pass up.

June 11, 2012

Up, Across and Down


I’ve been going to Ricketts Glen since I was a small boy, but until last week, I had never done the whole loop.  I’ve done the full length of Falls Trail quite a few times, but always with a shuttle involved, wherein you take two cars, leave one at the top (or bottom), drive the second one to the other end, hike back to the first, then drive to the other one.  It sounds more complicated than it is, but you do need at least two people, and I only had one.

An aerial view of the full circuit would resemble a martini glass.  If you park at the lower end, you walk up Falls Trail to Waters Meet, then you angle either right or left.  When you get to the top, you are about a mile from the top of the other branch you could have chosen at Waters Meet.  That mile is about the only part of the 7+ miles that is reasonably level.

Seven miles is a long walk when most of it is pretty steep either up or down.  The latter, oddly enough, is not much easier than the former – it’s just a different set of muscles.  But it’s worth it – at least once.  So now I can cross that item off my list of things to do before I die.

The problem is that I can take a LOT of pictures in seven miles – 197, to be exact. Having played with the collection for a week or so, I got it down to 28, or about four per mile.  You might notice that the first image of the tree across the stream taken at 1:27pm is the same tree as the last shot, taken at 6:28pm, which would mean my average speed was a sorry 1.4mph.  But there were a lot of distractions along the way.

Hope you enjoy.

June 9, 2012

Afternoon Walk

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Old Carriage House

There’s an old dirt road that runs behind my house and those of my neighbors for a little over a mile. At one time, it was the only road on this part of the lake and people had garages up behind their houses instead of down in front like they do now.  Only they weren’t garages – the were carriage houses.  As far as I know, there’s only one left, although you can see the foundations of many more as you walk along the road. Depending on which way you turn at the last one (the image at the left), you will either descend quickly back into present day civilization and Lakeside Drive or head out into a mini-wilderness.  I prefer the latter.



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