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  • 06 Jan 2020

    It Takes a Community to Run a Railroad

    Actually, this is not a railroad story.  It is about a grass-roots community organization that runs a railroad. A real one, as you can see for yourself in this film about one of their seasonal ...

  • 13 Dec 2014

    Picking Pumpkins on a Fall Day

    A fun way to get some fresh air, some good food, and get to know a local farmer —  visit a local farm!   Here, at Rocky Reef Farm, the public is welcome to enjoy the bounty of the ...

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  • Actually, this is not a railroad story.  It is about a grass-roots community organization that runs a railroad. A real one, as you can see for yourself in this film about one of their seasonal theme rides, The Polar Express. Enjoy!

  • A fun way to get some fresh air, some good food, and get to know a local farmer —  visit a local farm!   Here, at Rocky Reef Farm, the public is welcome to enjoy the bounty of the Hudson Valley. There are many local farms in our area to visit and Hudson Valley Grows...

  • One of the best things about this track is that it really is a park. You can sit under the trees on the side of a hill without being confined to a grand stand. Or you can get up close and mingle with all sorts and ages of cars and drivers. There are a few...

  • After a four-year run, the Wild Hive Farm, Store & Café Bakery closed. I made this film of its last night in order to preserve how its customers celebrated its contribution to the community. I could ramble on about how much this place meant to all of us, but I think the film shows it....

  • This is about the Howe family. And their farm. In 1939, Carolyn Howe got married.  One of her wedding presents was a 16mm movie camera.  She took pictures of life around her in Falls Village, Connecticut. http://shirson.com/pineplainsvideos/howe/firstshots.mp4 She became interested and started experimenting with color and composition. http://shirson.com/pineplainsvideos/howe/improving.mp4 There is no telling where her talents...