Hello! I’m Gail Stein, and I am so pleased to welcome you to “Frozen Moments In and Around Saratoga.” I am very excited to be sharing some of my favorite photos with you, as well as my impressions, thoughts and experiences as I continue to explore and familiarize myself with the beauty and history of Saratoga Springs, NY. As mentioned in my bio, I grew up nearby and have spent the majority of my life in Burnt Hills, NY, just a 20 minute drive away. As part of a series of major and exciting life changes for me, I sold my home of almost three decades, where I raised my two wonderful kids, and moved to Saratoga in early 2014. And there’s been no looking back.
Let me preface by saying that I am a photo enthusiast, NOT a professional photographer. I have an awesome camera with a hundred features that I am still learning to use. I have the greatest respect for the pros…and their knowledge, expertise and experience. I aspire to learn from them, but I do not claim to be on their level by any stretch of the imagination. What I do have is a genuine love of photography, a desire to learn all I can, and a passion to get out there and take countless shots in an attempt to catch that one perfect moment. And I DO manage to catch those perfect moments. Usually, I can tell even as I am snapping the shot that I have gotten something really special, and I know that the previous 99 tries will be deleted. But it is worth it to get that one that thrills me when I upload it to my computer. In the world of digital photography, why wouldn’t I try countless times to find that one perfect image?