Mount Marcy and Adirondacks Adventure!

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

On Saturday evening me and 3 other people set out to reach the highest point in New York State, Mount Marcy. It’s elevation of 5,343¬†feet didn’t scare us one bit. Getting there wasn’t easy and we made some mistakes that we can now learn from. For one we left at night, that meant leaving from Brooklyn we would get there at about 5:45 am. We only slept for about an hour before getting up again to prepare for our hike. Leaving at night also made it hard to find the Adirondack Lodge (LOJ) that we were supposed to park at for the night and the hike. At 8:45 am we began our ascent, the first two miles was easy and a good warm up. After that things started getting wet and snowy. The more we went the deeper the snow got, until we reached a point where the path was thinning and the snow was just getting deeper. We stopped about a mile after the point where you have a choice to turn off the path for Mount Phelps. That’s where at 4.5 miles we decided to take a rest.

A nice amount of hikers were coming back down, we always found this to be the best time for questions. They told us that if we kept going we would be in a fog soon where we wouldn’t be able to see a foot in front of us. We found out that if we did actually get to the top, the view would be non-existent. All we would see is nothing. So we decided to start walking back and climb Mount Phelps. We walked a mile back to that fork in the trail. We sat down and rested a bit, that’s when we met some people coming back from the top of Phelps. They all told us the same, no view and it’s cold. At this point one of our guys told us his feet were starting to freeze. Without the right boots on this trail with all it’s water and snow/ice you can really get wet and cold. So that was pretty much the point where we decided this has been a great adventure that we will never forget.

How can we forget step after step in mud, ice, snow. Slipping on rocks. Practically walking the trail which turned into a stream. Once in a while a pile of snow falls down from the trees because of the wind, these blocks of snow fall on your head without warning. At the same time that you are freezing because of the cold, you find yourself taking off your gloves and jacket because you are sweating from all the climbing. Now it’s true that we were not very well prepared and that this was pretty new to us but the snow was really making it too difficult for people who had no sleep and too many layers.

I’ve learned that you need to come with light but warm clothing. Don’t drive all night and expect to climb 5,343 feet with no sleep. After we came back we decided to start driving around. I got some nice shots of the Adirondack scenery. That’s pretty much it for this adventure. We hope to tackle this mountain again around summer time. Climbing/Hiking is something I do enjoy and would like to continue learning.

70th Precinct Medal Day 2010

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

The following are photos of the Medal Day for the 70th Precinct.

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Camp L’man Achai – 2010

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

Another summer well spent at L’man Achai in Andes, NY. This time I was photographer only for the second month. That ended me off with about 30GB of photos.

Here are a couple:

New Scenery, New Camera.

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

Just before the summer I got a new camera; the Canon EOS 50D. It’s really a great camera. Below are some scenery shots taken throughout the summer.

Coming soon will be photos of Camp L’man Achai summer 2010.

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L’man Achai Auction

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

Last night I took photos for L’man Achai at their annual Outreach Chinese auction. L’man Achai runs a lot of programs, the two main ones; a Yeshiva (Jewish School) and the Summer Camp. You may remember my photos from the summer over there, click here for that.

So here are some photos from last night:

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Join me on Facebook!

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

You can now follow my photography work on Facebook, fan page.

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Random Recent Shot…

Posted in Other Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by Rafi Greenstein

A random recent shot of Chocolate for Bottom Line Marketing.

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