I used an upstate community I enjoy to explore for my photoessay .
Wassaic is a hamlet in Dutchess County, New York. I first explored this town during the early days of the pandemic, when the novel virus practically shut down physical human interaction. The community, right off Route-22, which extends to the Canadian border, is serene and quiet, boasting several interesting sites which remind the visitor that they are standing what was once a bustling mill town before deindustrialization. When I am in Wassaic, I see attractive architectural treasures and aesthetically pleasing natural scenery. I also see the rural side of New York State which takes up most of its area. Outside of Westchester County, one can find countless hamlets and small towns similar to Wassaic.