• The Upper West Side – Our “river town” to the south…
  • Lyndhurst of Tarrytown – The Golden Hour…
  • Downtown White Plains at dusk – the clock tower…
  • My Westchester NY landscapes are popping up in different places…
  • An April Dusk – Downtown White Plains – 10601
  • Commercial photography can be fun…
  • Neighborhood Bling – Great neighborhood or downtown photography is a “must” for real estate agents…
  • The Tribute In Light – Remembering the victims of 9/11/2001
  • Fire in the sky – Peekskill NY
  • The Hudson River & the Hudson Line….
  • Lighthouse Landing – Some things just look better in black and white
  • The GW Bridge – A Washington Heights landmark…

Ruthmarie Hicks

Westchester Photography - because sometimes words just aren't enough.


Recent Posts

Bufflehead making waves – The Rockefeller Preserve

Bufflehead making waves – The Rockefeller Preserve

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I’ve been struggling with a bout of bronchitis over the past few days.  The enforced “rest” has been frustrating…although productive in its own strange way.  I took the time to learn some new techniques on […]

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Happy Halloween!!! Photoshop fun with photos…

Happy Halloween!!! Photoshop fun with photos…

Sometimes its good to do something “just for fun”. I was watching a photoshop class on CreativeLive.com by Khara Plicanic  its a great class  even if somewhat basic, I learned many new tricks  because it well outside the box for my mostly real estate/local business/landscape comfort zone.  For those who are […]

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The Upper West Side – Our “river town” to the south…

The Upper West Side – Our “river town” to the south…

Coming from Westchester and being a “Hudson River watcher” – I often find myself looking south towards the NYC skyline.  Westchester residents often look towards the easy commute as one of the biggest perks of living here.  But we often see ourselves as somewhat set apart from the city.  But […]

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Victorian Charm & Fall Colors – Lyndhurst – Tarrytown NY

Victorian Charm & Fall Colors – Lyndhurst – Tarrytown NY

While touring the grounds of Lyndhurst the other day, I came across a Victorian cottage in a sea of golden light.  It was late afternoon  – or the so-called golden hour when the light has this wonderful golden glow.  The picture I saw in my head  was so characteristic of […]

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Lyndhurst of Tarrytown – The Golden Hour…

Lyndhurst of Tarrytown – The Golden Hour…

Its the hour before sundown when the light has a golden hue that every photographer loves. The golden hour is particularly compelling during the fall.  This afternoon, I was lucky enough to be driving through Lyndhurst during the golden hour and I stopped with my camera to take a brief […]

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Dream Home – Penthouse Edition 2014 – The Ritz Carlton of White Plains…

Dream Home – Penthouse Edition 2014 – The Ritz Carlton of White Plains…

Westchester has many fall traditions.  It is famous for them.  Like the historic Hudson Valley Jack O’Lantern blaze, and Horseman’s Hollow, Westchester Magazine has created its own unique fall tradition: the Westchester Magazine’s Dream Home.  This year we have the “Penthouse Edition” at none other than the ultimate luxury complex – […]

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The Pumpkin Patch – St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor…

The Pumpkin Patch – St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor…

It’s a beautiful Sunday and if some of you are interested in taking in a bit autumn, here is a suggestion from me to you.  You might want to visit St. Mary’s Episcopal church on Route 9 in Briarcliff Manor. Sometimes you just happen to come across something.  Last Sunday […]

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Photographing the photographer….

Photographing the photographer….

I always find it interesting that often when I am trying to take a photo, others are also piling on board.  What I find compelling is that I am capturing a moment where someone else is capturing their own special moment…Of course it makes sense.  If you see something like […]

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Bringing the outside in – sun-drenched rooms can be a challenge…

Bringing the outside in – sun-drenched rooms can be a challenge…

This is one of those technical blogs that can leave most people’s eyes rolling.  But in the end, its the final effect that counts. Home buyers L-O-V-E  sun-drenched rooms.   But real estate agents often find them a  nightmare to capture on camera.  Either the windows are a blown out […]

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Even small home listings can benefit from professional photography…

Even small home listings can benefit from professional photography…

Nothing to see here right?  Its just a small house, nothing fancy or impressive.  Just move right along… Many agents think that way.  But there are some who just go that extra mile for their clients and recognize a home that can benefit from an extra push from pro-photography.  When […]

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