Autumn Scenes, Near and Far

Red Oak leaves in the morning sun

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An aging Sugar Maple tree. Well beyond its economic prime, but priceless as a visual resource

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The third, and final, cutting of hay for the season

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The colors and contrasts of dairy farms, active and abandoned

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The Hunter’s Supermoon, a rare October treat!

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Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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.

Leaves and Landscapes

Recent wind, rain and falling temperatures have added a sense of urgency to my fall photography. The oaks and aspens are approaching peak foliage color, but many deciduous trees and shrubs now have a late fall, November look, i.e. bare or mostly so.

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Eastern Chipmunk caching food in its den under a pile of rotting firewood in a woodlot

I’ve created this gallery of images, past and present, in an attempt to capture and share the splendor of autumn in the Northeast.

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.