A view of the north end of Lake George from Cook Mountain Preserve. The trail to this vantage point is short but moderately steep and sustained.
A relatively short hike up Prospect Mountain offers an exceptional view of the fireworks over Lake George.
A family of chickadees have made a nest in our first bird house! In this series you can see one calling for breakfast and the other delivering. To achieve similar results, because they move very quickly, you'll want to use a fast shutter speed (these are at 1/640 sec). Careful you don't go too fast though, as that will increase your ISO, and that will introduce noise.
If you missed the Strawberry Moon this morning, you may have another chance to see it tonight.
The shot above was taken of the Strawberry Moon last year when it fell on the summer solstice which was an extremely rare event. A full moon coinciding with the summer solstice is a once-in-a-generation occurrence.
Nikon D810, ISO 1000, 300 mm, f / 5.6, 1/4 sec
This image was taken from Little Round Top looking west towards Devil's Den. In Gettyburg, during the battle that took place here on July 2, 1863, the Confederate advance was halted by the Union Army. Two years later the war would come to an end. Memorial Day (then called Decoration Day) was observed shortly following the end of the war.
Lightning over Albany, NY. Nikon D810, ISO 64, 24mm, f/16, 30secs. Shortly after getting this shot, lighting struck closer to me than ever before in my life. I've never heard thunder so loud; it was absolutely awe inspiring...oh, and terrifying.