If you're on social media, there is a good chance you're following Luke Kelly on Instagram or Facebook.

Dutchess County Photographer Goes Viral with Travel Photos

Did you know that the travel photographer is a Dutchess County native who grew up in the Red Hook area? Pretty cool, right?

Kelly has over 100,000 followers on Instagram (@lukekellytravels) and his work has been shared all over including recently on ILoveNY's Instagram account:

Hudson Valley Photographer Shares Favorite Travel Shots

Luke has traveled all over the world so, narrowing down his favorite shots was a difficult task. But Luke was able to narrow it down to 11 shots outside of the Hudson Valley that he's particularly fond of.

Have you visited any of these places? If you have the travel itch these photos are going to make you want to pack your bags and book your next flight:

Red Hook, NY Photographer Luke Kelly Shares 10 of His Favorite Photos from Across The World

If you're on Facebook or Instagram, chances are you're probably following Luke Kelly from Red Hook, NY. We caught up with the photographer and asked him to share some of his favorite photos he has taken while traveling across the World.

Luke Kelly Loves The Hudson Valley

Of course, we had to ask the Dutchess County native if he had any favorite local photos and he didn't disappoint.

Towards the end of the summer, I saw that Luke had wrapped up a few weeks of traveling and returned home to the Hudson Valley and he shared this photo from Red Hook:

Luke Kelly, Facebook

One of his many followers asked in the comment section:

"What keeps you living in red hook after seeing all there is to offer out in the world?"

To which he responded:

well, I lived a bunch of different places in my 20’s and realized that I love a lot of things about living in the Hudson Valley. Tori and I moved to Millbrook a couple years ago and we really like it here. It’s nice being close to family and friends, and I always knew that I wanted to live in a small town with a lot of quiet. It’s still my goal to get out and see and experience as much of the world as I can though, and I’ll always travel. This feels like a good home base. (damn that was a good question man lol)

We have to agree, that was a great question and Luke gave an amazing answer. With so much love for his hometown, we asked Luke if he would share some of his favorite local photos with us too.  Check out his top picks below. Do you have a favorite? (Mine is the snowy diner shot from Red Hook.)

10 of Luke Kelly's Favorite Hudson Valley Photos

We asked travel photographer Luke Kelly to narrow down his favorite photos of the Hudson Valley.

If you're not a professional like Mr. Kelly, stick to the selfie game! Looking for your next Instagram post? Head out to New Paltz:

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Gallery Credit: Alexandria Edleman

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