West Branch…The Ausable

 
Making my way back to upstate NY at the end of September was a long time coming.  Having grown up spending a lot of time up in Adirondacks and Lake Placid region it had been almost 10 years since I was last up there.  And how good it was to return.  The cause for the trip was a close friend’s wedding which I extended in to a fall foliage photography extravaganza.  Last year I was able to capture the Eastern Sierra of California but the Northeast is a icon of which to view fall color from.   Of course coming from Hawaii to upstate NY there is quite a change of climate…especially in late September.  Packing my bag I had the usuals, long pants, gloves, multiple jackets, long underwear…and as expected all were needed.
 
On this particular day the plan was to catch some of the early morning fog that was occurring each day before the sun had a chance to warm up the air and ‘burn off’ the low clouds.  This section of the Ausable is a winding treasure hunt.  Wanting a certain flow of color and water I came across this section in the twilight.  Bundled up I was ready to wait for the long haul.  Poking around I found a couple of different options and then to sit and wait…and wait…and wait.  2 hours pass by.  But then almost right on queue the fog began to break and the mountainside in the distance was revealed as the light illuminated the fog above the river.  Admittedly the cold doesn’t feel as bad after being able to capture an image like this. 🙂
 
Much thanks!
aF
 
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