Born of the Rains

Chittenango Falls State Park

Even though I spent last week out in California for business I decided I would take Monday off to create myself a nice four day weekend. Yep, being a little lazy right now. Sort of… Yesterday was my state park day.

I thought as a result of the recent rains it would be a good weekend to drive to Ithaca, NY to visit a few of my favorite state parks. Depending on the crowds, weather and my fitness I can usually get two or three parks visited in a single day. And of course there is always a stop at Chittenango Falls on the drive back home. Spoiler alert… I managed only two parks around Ithaca as the crowds started to become more than I was willing to share. 🙂 I will have pictures from both Taughannock Falls and Buttermilk Falls parks soon.

I worked my way to Chittenango Falls around noon. Even though the other parks were starting to get crowded I didn’t anticipate the volume of people at my last park. I almost couldn’t find a parking space. Which was interesting considering how high and fast the Chittenango Creek was flowing. Most sections of the park were closed due to dangerous conditions. I didn’t capture any pictures of the main falls but you can view what it was like here.

On the plus side, a small alcove falls area downstream from the main falls had water. It is rare that I can photograph this little waterfall as it always depends on conditions. I grabbed a few images and then high tailed it out of the park. Way to many people and no place to go in the park. It was time to get back home…


MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Born of the Rains

Born of the Rains
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.4s, 30mm, f/16, ISO 100