On the Way: Local History

A close friend, colleague and hiking companion joined me for a day hike on the Finger Lakes Trail in Central New York. On these adventures, I’m the designated photographer, she’s the navigator. That arrangement rarely ever works as planned. But, after many years and many miles, we’re still walking, reminiscing … and laughing.

This particular hike was special, and travel was deliberately slow. Few of the sights, sounds and smells of a woodland trail in spring went unnoticed. In fact, we even stopped while on our way to the trail access point in order to admire some local history— three scenes, a stone’s throw apart, on an isolated country road.

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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6 thoughts on “On the Way: Local History

    • Thanks Denise. I need to work with subjects like these more often. The images are so powerful, not just for their aesthetic appeal, but for their ability to function like a time machine and raise awareness of the past. They beg to be photographed and have their stories told.

    • Thanks Donna. I have to go back this summer and find someone who can tell me about the place, more than just the names and dates on weathered headstones. There was no one around when we went through, and not knowing is really bugging me!

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