Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point, Letchworth State Park

Although I was in Letchworth State Park for 3+ hours I would consider that a rushed trip. I don’t believe you could see everything in an entire weekend of exploring. But hitting the highlights does provide some wonderful scenery. After exploring the Lower Falls the next stop is Inspiration Point.

I realized on this trip that the view from Inspiration Point is not the only photographic scene. As you walk down from the parking area this is the view as you approach the overlook. I’m betting in a few more weeks when the leaves change this will be even more beautiful.

The Approach Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, 1/6s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 100

The Approach
Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, 1/6s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 100

I also couldn’t help but take another selfie as I stopped to enjoy the view. On the right side of the image you can see some birds circling. I believe they are some sort of bird of prey, either hawks or possibly eagles. I wish I had switched back to my telephoto and attempted a few images of them.

Inspiration Selfie Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, 1/13s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 100

Inspiration Selfie
Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, 1/13s, 12mm, f/16, ISO 100

And this is the vista from Inspiration Point. Off in the distance you can see Middle Falls and farther upstream is Upper Falls (not visible in this view) below the train bridge. I had a real difficult time with the sky in these images. The haze and bright sun frustrated me in my attempt to minimize it.

Inspiration Point Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, 1/15s, 26mm, f/16, ISO 100

Inspiration Point
Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-28mm f/4, 1/15s, 26mm, f/16, ISO 100

I moved toward the right of the overlook area and it allowed me to get both Middle & Upper Falls in one image. Although Upper Falls is barely visible. It is hard to get a good impression for scale in this image. The train bridge above Upper Falls is a little over a mile away in this image.

Middle & Upper Falls Nikon D7100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/8s, 55mm, f/20, ISO 100

Middle & Upper Falls
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/8s, 55mm, f/20, ISO 100

And lastly a nice close up of Middle Falls. I’ll have more images of Middle Falls in another post…

Middle Falls Nikon D7100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/15s, 160mm, f/16, ISO 100

Middle Falls
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/15s, 160mm, f/16, ISO 100

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