All of these were taken near Cooperstown in upstate New York. Otsego Lake is a big lake carved out of these mountains by the final glacier during the Wisconsin Glaciation period, probably about 20,000 to 22,000 years ago.
I was born in New York city, but this part of New York is an entirely different place. It’s a very different population and some of them travel with horse and buggy.
For anyone who read James Fenimore Cooper’s novels about the pre-nation period and think he grew up in a log cabin, he didn’t. His father was a judge and sometimes, the Mayor of Cooperstown which was then and now named after the Cooper family. No log cabins. Not poverty row. The Cooper mansion is a huge white house by the top of Otsego Lake. In season, you can visit it. It’s also a museum.