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Day-By-Day Photo Series Documents Dutchess Charms

Photographer Armand Salmon is documenting Dutchess County and the rest of the Hudson Valley by taking one photo a day for the entire year.
Photographer Armand Salmon is documenting Dutchess County and the rest of the Hudson Valley by taking one photo a day for the entire year. Photo Credit: Armand Salmon
The Mid-Hudson Bridge from Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie.
The Mid-Hudson Bridge from Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: Armand Salmon
Armand Salmon said he's finding beauty in things he ordinarily wouldn't notice after moving to Dutchess County.
Armand Salmon said he's finding beauty in things he ordinarily wouldn't notice after moving to Dutchess County. Photo Credit: Armand Salmon
Fewer daylight hours have made for a darker theme to start Armand Salmon's 365 project.
Fewer daylight hours have made for a darker theme to start Armand Salmon's 365 project. Photo Credit: Armand Salmon
Armand Salmon is bringing street photography to quieter places like this building off Old Hopewell Rd.
Armand Salmon is bringing street photography to quieter places like this building off Old Hopewell Rd. Photo Credit: Armand Salmon
Shadows at sunset on the Dutchess County Rail Trail.
Shadows at sunset on the Dutchess County Rail Trail. Photo Credit: Armand Salmon

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Photographer Armand Salmon is on a mission to prove street photography works in places like Wappingers Falls just as well as it does in the West Village, and he's doing it one photo; one day at a time.

Salmon, a 42-year-old systems analyst by day, made a name for himself as a photographer while living in Mount Vernon. His eye, along with his Fuji X100-S, helped him amass more than 2,000 followers on Instagram .

Salmon recently pulled up stakes and moved 54-miles up the Hudson River to Wappingers Falls. Now, instead of taking a train from Fleetwood into Manhattan, he hops in his Mazda 3 and drives to slightly quieter places like Hopewell Junction.

The change in scenery provided a challenge for Salmon's photography skills.

"It was one of the more difficult adjustments for me," Salmon said. "I used to be able to just jump down to the city, find a street and start taking photos. Up here you don't quite have the same element."

In an effort to expand his creative efforts, Salmon is now just over a month into a "365 project" where he plans on documenting Dutchess County and other parts of the Mid-Hudson Valley with one photo every day for the entire year.

"It's still a learning process," Salmon said of shooting outside of Manhattan's near-constant hustle. "I've caught a few surprise winners, though. Shots you don't immediately notice on the back of your camera."

Check out some of Salmons winners above. Keep track of his 365 project on his Instagram account .

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