Sunrise, Hudson River

Sunrise on the Hudson © Steven Willard

Sunrise on the Hudson © Steven Willard

This past weekend seven of us, avid photographers all, attended our own private class of the “Hudson River School“*under the able direction of Dan Burkholder. Dan, in addition to being the “Dean of iPhonography”, is an Ambassador for Olympus Cameras in the US. We gathered at Dan, and wife Jill’s home/studio just north of Saugerties for two days of intense immersion in the very deep (and sometimes opaque) menu of customization settings available with Olympus cameras.

Without going into all of Dan’s qualifications and experience (just Google him) let me just say it is always a pleasure to spend time learning from him. It is a testament to him to see how many people return again and again to take his classes or to join him, and Jill on their tours. When these people get together it’s almost like a family reunion. I know I plan to go back soon.

Check out what is available at Dan’s website

* Please pardon the pun.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 40-150mm f2.8 zoom. A four frame stitch combined in AutoStitch (which may no longer be available), and processed in Stackables and Snapseed on my iPad. The image was made way too early on a beautiful Sunday morning when some of us in the class made a field trip to the Saugerties Lighthouse. You will just have to take my word for it that there is a lighthouse there…I made no photos of the lighthouse itself.

Addendum: For those people who can plan a year in advance, there are two accommodations on the second floor of the lighthouse itself available to rent that must offer beautiful vistas up and down the Hudson River.




4 comments on “Sunrise, Hudson River

  1. nikkorbacher says:

    This is just stupendous, Steve.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks, Ronnie. I really appreciate the comment. Glad you like it.


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