Sunday, May 21, 2017
This is my third post in a series about the American Southwest. In this post, I will share photos I took in Grand Canyon National Park. Be sure to read my previous posts in the series, about Arches National Park, Mesa Verde National Park and Monument Valley.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
This is my third post in a series about the American Southwest. In this post, I will share photos I took in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Be sure to read my previous posts in the series, about Arches National Park and Mesa Verde National Park.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Mesa Verde is not the most visited National Park in the U.S., but it is a distinctly unique one with its Ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings, some of which can be toured by visitors. In this post, I'll share some photos I took while in the park and during my tour of Balcony House. Click here to read my previous post in the American Southwest series, about Arches National Park.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
I've returned from a spectacular trip across the American Southwest with visits to Arches, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon. I came back with more photos than I've ever taken on a single trip. To start out this series of posts, I'll share with you photos I took at Arches National Park, which seems to bear a striking resemblance to Mars.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
A couple weeks ago my friend Barb and I went to the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls, NY. The museum is comprised mainly of the Zopher DeLong House, an historic home decorated with many of the early twentieth century artifacts that belonged to the owners.
Posted by Samantha Decker on Saturday, March 11, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
From the Archives is a series where I share photos of a particular location that I took in years past (as in, before I started this blog in July 2013). In today's post, I will share photos I took in the Canadian province of Québec. Click here to read previous installments.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
From the Archives is a series where I share photos of a particular location that I took in years past (as in, before I started this blog in July 2013). In today's post, I will share photos I took in Central New York. Click here to read previous installments.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Old and abandoned buildings have long been a favorite photo subject of mine. I'm not alone either, as many of the old or abandoned buildings I've photographed in my travels I discovered because many others photographed them before me. In this post I've included a few of my favorite photos of such buildings. The buildings in this post are all old, and all of them are showing some signs of wear, but not all of them are completely abandoned. A few of them are open to the public, and are maintained to the extent that they are safe for visitors, but they remain weathered enough that a visitor can still feel a clear link with the building's past.
For those buildings that are abandoned or privately owned, keep in mind that it is never advisable to go into these buildings or on the land to take photos. It is usually illegal and also potentially really dangerous given their condition. I have taken photos of such buildings from the road or from a public spot.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
It's that time of year again; time to go through the previous year's photos and pick out favorites. I always wait until the new year to announce my best photos, because what if I take a great photo on December 31? This year I visited a number of filming locations during my trip to Southern California. In the Pacific Northwest, I got to see a lot of "rural decay" as well as some beautiful coastline. Rounded out with trips to Cape Cod and photo adventures around my hometown of Saratoga, I'd say it was another great year for photos. Narrowing it down to just 25 favorites was as difficult a task as always, but after much deliberation, here are my personal favorites:
Posted by Samantha Decker on Monday, January 02, 2017