What does spring look like in the Hudson Valley? Photographer Maxwell Alexander shares with us his vivid photography of one day in Bowdoin Park, one of his favorite places in the Hudson Valley. We see a glimpse of the real beauty and wonder that surrounds us this time of year, and how it’s best captured through the lens of an artist’s eye.
The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley's Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery
The Magic of Spring
After a busy day in the office (processing endless photoshoots from a week before), on one of those spring days that manages to feel both crisp and warm, I decided to escape the misery of the blue screen and headed to Bowdoin Park, a beautifully designed nature sanctuary with spectacular Hudson River views. What really made me smile was realizing that I'd get to spend my afternoon photographing something that many don't get to see very often: nature's awakening, leaf buds, and wildflowers. There's no doubt in my mind that April showers bring May flowers, but it wasn't until going out for a shoot like this that I realized just how much beauty these blooms can add to an otherwise average day. If you've never gotten down on your hands and knees to take photographs from undergrowth before, I hope you'll give it a try!
Don't forget to Smell the Roses
Having a walk on a cool spring afternoon surrounded by nature’s beauty is not only rejuvenating but can also spark new ideas for your creativity. If you are feeling stuck, emotionally, creatively, professionally, or otherwise, take advantage of that time and take a break instead of forcing it. Go for a brisk walk outside and revel in Mother Nature’s glorious display of color and fragrance. When you’re feeling especially inspired, pick up your camera or cell phone and snap some shots that capture that springtime is here! Consider sharing these photos on Instagram or other social media outlets—you might make some new friends who share your passion for photography, instead of the negative news that algorithms are filling up your newsfeed.
Hudson Valley is known for its beautiful rivers, mountains, and foliage that attract nature lovers from around New York State. Maxwell Alexander's passion for photography has allowed him to capture everything from bluebirds and warblers to colorful daffodils just as they burst into bloom. If you’re ready to bring some color into your home or office, canvas photo prints are an excellent way to do so. The bright colors of spring are reflected on each print, whether it’s wildflowers covering fields of green grass or trees whose leaves have finally turned shades of red and orange after months of waiting for warmer weather. When looking at wall art, don’t we all hope it will give us an escape? A brief reprieve from our hectic schedules? Discover and shop Nature Photo Prints and Nature Wall Art by Maxwell Alexander at shop.duncanavenue.com