This weekend marked the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Stony Point, a Revolutionary War victory for the Continental Army in the fight for the Hudson River. I went up Saturday morning expecting a full re-enactment, but it was more of a casual step back in time — more education and less action. Either way I had a fun time with …
Serenaded by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about 1,000 West Point cadets graduated on Saturday at Michie Stadium and were commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the Army. You can find a full gallery of my images, about 150 total, from the morning here on Flickr. Below are some of my favorite shots.
A quick photo of the moon tonight at 90 percent — it’ll be a full moon in three days. Photographed from New York with a Canon 1D Mark IV, 400mm f/2.8L lens with stacked 1.4 and 2x teleconverters for a 1,120mm view. Photo by Danny Wild.
My winter hiking and exploring came to an abrupt end after this year’s Eagle Fest — I got slammed by the flu the next day and really never got back outside to play. But I did manage to hit up Eagle Fest (an annual event run by Tea Town that offers eagle-spotting locations, guided bird walks, educational lectures and live …
Occasionally I challenge myself to snap some photos on my walk to work in lower Manhattan, a commute that I’ve done now for about eight years and has become pretty monotonous. My typical daily journey starts (after a long train and PATH ride) either at the 14th St or Christopher St. PATH stations in Manhattan, and I then walk some …
We’re still getting snow here in the Hudson Valley, and it’s March 28. I haven’t been out hiking much this winter (the flu and a lot of messy roads kept me inside mostly), but I have been playing around outside with some telephoto lenses and the VSCO app for iPhone. Here’s a few of winter’s details, many of which I …
Awosting Falls has turned into an ice volcano thanks to months of cold weather here in New York, and I was able to make it out there this weekend ahead of a blizzard hitting the northeast. The waterfall, at 63-feet high, has been cut in half now with a mountain of ice and snow below. Plenty of water is still …
Here’s a few photos from my recent assignment in Brooklyn for USA Today Sports, where Providence beat Miami at the Barclays Center. Check out more of the images here.
January has been brutally cold here in New York and I haven’t gotten out as much as I’d hoped. Here’s a couple of quick recent photos though — above is the moon during the final sunset of 2014, taken on New Year’s Eve with a 400mm lens. Below are some scenes I spotted locally:
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