Chittenango Autumn

Chittenango Falls State Park

After a long, tiring day of travel back from the West Coast on Thursday I decided I was leaving work early and stopping on my way home at the State Park that started my obsession with waterfalls, Chittenango Falls. I was hoping for a little autumn color and although I might have been about a week early for peak conditions, the park did not disappoint. The sun was starting to be replaced with the approaching clouds but I managed to grab some blue sky before it was gone.

Although we have not had a lot of rain of late, the flow in the creek was perfect to create the best looking cascade down the falls. It is always a challenge, too much water and there is no definition to the flow and too little leaves you with barely noticeable streams. I always prefer to see the flow so I try not to have an exceedingly long exposure. The 1-4 second bracket worked best for the conditions. I could have lengthened the exposure as there was barely any wind but I am not a fan of the definitionless water streams. My personal choice… 🙂

  

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Chittenango Autumn
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1, 2 & 4s bracket}, 23mm, f/16, ISO 200

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Pixley Falls

Pixley Falls State Park

Yesterday was full of activity. I made my way up to the Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts in the morning and was able to squeeze in a trip up to Pixley Falls State Park in the afternoon. I should have been completing something for work but it was too damn nice out to be thinking that way… LOL

I came back from Pixley Falls with some great images. I was finally able to get an image of the main falls without any people in the scene. I processed the image normally but thought I would try something different. I watched a video Saturday night from Pat Saizan Photography on her workflow to create a watercolor image from one of her photographs. I really liked what she created.

It has taken me a couple of tries today to create something similar and I think I still need some more practice but it was fun learning a different technique. Normally I would use one of my plug-in applications but this new method allowed for more control over the final product. I’ll try not to overwhelm everyone with this new “art” I’m creating… 🙂

 

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Pixley Falls