Slippery Slopes, Harriman State Park, NY
The last time I was at Harriman was in autumn when Sue and I made this video of "Photography Questions and Answers". This time out we found a totally different park, specifically one that was covered in snow and ice. While we didn't make another video, we did have an adventure which you may find humorous. While driving slowly along the quiet mountain road just after sunrise, I saw these massive icicles. Normally I would pull over, get out and set up my tripod. Unfortunately there was no where to pull off. I quickly surveyed the scenario and figured I could take a few quick shots while stopped in the middle of the road. I grabbed my 70-200, checked my mirrors and confirmed there were no other cars anywhere. If there was any traffic I would not have even attempted it. I hopped out quickly and gasped at the beauty of the scene. I was just about to bring the camera to my eye when I heard Sue panic and say "Ummm... WHY is the car ROLLING???". I should have mentioned that I drive a stick shift and in my haste failed to throw on the e-brake and we were on a hill with a slight downward grade. Luckily I was able to hop back into the moving car Dukes of Hazzard style and stop it. It's amazing how things like that seem to happen in slow motion. After that little bit of drama I apologized profusely and made the shot above. Camera settings at f10, 1/125, ISO 500.