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Visit New York State ...Plan a Guided Bus Tour featuring Underground Railroad, Erie Canal, Women’s Rights and History, Shopping, Wine Tasting and much more ...experience the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!

Hudson Valley Region

Hudson Valley RegionRomance, Relax, and Renew at a Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfast!

The graceful Hudson Valley region, less than an hour's drive from NY City & Manhattan, is celebrated for its scenic beauty, historic homes, charming river towns, delightful cultural attractions, and fascinating history. Enchanting landscapes of mountains, rivers, rolling vineyards, apple orchards, and peaceful countryside that have, for centuries, inspired artists and authors

The gorgeous scenery provides a perfect backdrop for a number of appealing attractions including the Wineries, the American Museum of Fire fighting in Hudson, Raceways, and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Explore historic colonial homesteads and opulent estates established by famous men and women who helped shape our nation.

Shopping in the region is fabulous, whether you’re hunting for antiques and hidden art treasures or shopping for bargains. You will find many unique shops!

The explorer Henry Hudson, the region's namesake, discovered this area in the 1600's. Today, you can explore the region's many exciting offerings, majestic scenery, historic estates, castles, and quaint river towns. While visiting this magical place, experience the gracious hospitality in the Hudson Valley at Changing Times Boutique Country B&B Lodging!

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Taking A Great Photo
During your travels, you may find yourself taking photos. Regardless of your camera and skill level, taking a great photo often seems to come down to a couple key factors. If you can consider each of them, you will greatly improve the chances of getting that GREAT PHOTO!
1) Light! look at the angle and intensity of the light, is it good for the effect you are looking for? Do you need more or do you need to place your camera on a tripod or stable object to give your camera more time to gather the light?
2) Framing of the Photo! The human eye is amazing, we see a very wide view and yet can focus our mind on one area. It is important to look closely at what is in the camera's view, does it include too much, not enough and is the interest point in a great location of the frame? Do the other objects in the frame compliment the main interest point?
3) Focus! Auto focus is great and is often the way to go, however, is it focusing on the your key point of interest? Taking the same photo with different manual focus settings may yield that surprisingly great photo.
4) Color and more! The advantage of a digital photo, is the ability to manipulate it in a photo editor, increasing color saturation and other variables can be rewarding and fun! ...>>
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