Mount Utsayantha: Queen of the Catskills and Venus

While taking photographs of Stamford from Mount Utsayantha on May 12 I noticed Venus shining bright high in the sky.

May 18, 2012

Photograph Title: Morning Star sets over the Queen of the Catskills

While taking photographs of Stamford from Mount Utsayantha on May 12 I noticed Venus shining bright high in the sky.
I returned to Mount Utsayantha on May 18 to take a photograph of Venus as it set over the “Queen of the Catskills”.

Update June 9, 2012:
I have added a few more photos to this post. After hiking around Platte Clove and Kaaterskill Clove on June 3rd, I returned back to observe a great view of the moon as it slowly rose above Mount Utsayantha. In the sunset photo from Mount Utsayantha my father holds a bright light (see similar item photo and link at bottom of post) from the porch to see if our little piece of land could be seen from Mount Utsayantha (upper right potion). The last photo is the another great view from Mount Utsayantha from the more eastern side with Route 23 and Mayhem Pond as one nears the top.

March 2013 Update:
Uploaded the original photo as discussed in the first paragraph. It is the unexpected brightness of Venus as it descended onto Stamford. It is a combination of several long exposure photos. Only wish I allowed the camera to take more photos as Venus dropped. Last photo in series.

A similar light as used in the third photo. It is very bright as it can be seen from 6 miles away.

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