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The Year of the Surreal

April 06, 2021  •  1 Comment
In my 89th year, my husband and I travelled upstate from our apartment in New York City to a home in Copake, New York, a town lying at the foothills of the Taghkanic mountains. There we spent the year of COVID 19 under the protective watchfulness of my son and his family. For entertainment, our car outings explored the countryside of silos and weat...
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Horses in Copake

January 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
In both infrared (faux color and black and white) and color, horses make great subjects with their majestic bodies and artful grazing. Trying to get them to look straight at me is challenging. They prefer nibbling on grass. However, there are times when they do stare at me, staring at them. Contact is made.
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Country Roads in Copake, NY

November 17, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Country roads in upstate Copake, NY, are mostly unpopulated with car traffic. The paved and unpaved roads are wide open as they bend and curve with the landscape topography. Often the feeling in car excursions is akin to a rollercoaster ride as the roadway dips, turns, and levels out. Trees and shrubs and an occasional house dot the scenic pathways...
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After the Peak in Copake, NY

October 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Following the brilliantly blazing colors of autumn at peak, tawny tones predominate in the changing leaves in Copake, NY. But there are purples too and muted greens and lemon yellows without the zing. The palette of late autumn is a richly muted one of deep shades that are quiet and subdued. The colors are restful to the eye and soothing to the spi...
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The Readers

October 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Thrilled to have a write up, including an interview, on Pictorial-List magazine on my Readers series. A few images from the series follow. https://www.thepictorial-list.com/photographers-1/MILDRED-ALPERN
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