One day I got an email from a UK production company, looking for some Fall locations in Upstate New York. The job was for Evans, an English plus size clothing company. The brief was simple: “Clean expanses of nature, lakes, trees, paths and roads that allow for distances to be seen ahead so we are able to capture wide shots as well as close ups.” The Catskills were mentioned, but for clean expanses, my favorite area is Columbia County. They wound up shooting just north of Hudson, with a view of the Hudson and the Catskills beyond. The photographer is Greg Sorenson, and the producer is Tali Magal.