Monday, September 5, 2016

Saratoga Area Summer 2016 in Photos



Now that it's September and school starts tomorrow for us teachers, summer may not be officially over, but it might as well be.  Looking back on the many photos I took in Saratoga this summer, I noticed I had a lot that never made it into any of my blog posts.  I only went to the track once this season, and for once I didn't take any pictures.  You can always check out my NYRA-tagged posts for photos I took in previous years, though.  The photos I took in Oregon and Washington are in my PNW-tagged posts.

Pink Lake

On July 4th, I photographed the fireworks at Saratoga Lake for the first time.  The sunset made the water look pink!

Twilight on Saratoga Lake

At blue hour, the lights from the boats on the lake made for a really colorful photo.

Fireworks Over Saratoga Lake, Part II

While everyone was looking up at the fireworks close by, I grabbed a few shots of the fireworks being set off across the lake.  I actually like this shot better!

Fireworks Over Saratoga Lake

I did manage to get a few shots of the closer fireworks, this one being my favorite.  I was disappointed that you couldn't see them reflected in the water though.



It's rare for me to find a view I haven't seen this summer, but I captured this photo looking up Spring St. towards Broadway when I was downtown with my friend Barb.

Budweiser Clydesdales

A little later in the summer, I went to the Saratoga Spa State Park to photograph the appearance of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

Flowing Water

Heading out of town, Barb and I went to the Christman Sanctuary near schenectady for some flowy water photos.

Bozen Kill Falls

Above is Bozen Kill falls.  Not a very large falls, but it's still pretty.

Cabin in the Woods

This lean-to looks like a little cabin in the woods!

Lake George from the Pinnacle
Heading up north, my friend Michele and I hiked up to the Pinnacle in Bolton Landing, which gives this beautiful view of Lake George.

The Sagamore from Above

Looking down on the lake, you can see the Sagamore Resort in this photo.


The Sagamore Panorama

Speaking of the Sagamore, Michele and I went there too and had breakfast.  I love the panoramic view of the resort and Lake George!



The Mohican went by while we were there.

Beautiful Lake George

Ah, the fresh blue waters of lake George!

Summer at the Sagamore

The Sagamore's cupola makes for a great photo.



Back down south, Barb and I attended Enchanted City Troy, a steampunk festival.  In addition to humans, I got some photos of dogs and reptiles.



Steampunk Street Sweeper

This man was sitting on a street sweeping contraption.  The aviator glasses are a staple of steampunk festivals.

Vixens en Garde

These ladies were called Vixens en Garde, sword fighting damsels from medieval England.



A talented accordionist provides entertainment for festival goers.



A beautiful costume and headpiece!

Mad Hatter

I love the Mad Hatter costume and makeup.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Barb spotted this great view of the RPI campus from the parking garage.



Another great Barb find was Oakwood Cemetery in Troy.  There were several old chapels there that were beautiful to photograph.

Gardner Earl Chapel

The Gardner Earl Chapel, above and below, was the most impressive.

The Bell and Gardner Earl Chapel

Well, that rounds out my summer photos...happy fall...let the leaf-peeping season begin!

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