Let It Fall

Watkins Glen State Park

I’m going to stick with the images I captured at Watkins Glen recently. Here is a different view of Rainbow Falls. This isn’t the classic take on this section of the gorge but a more personal look at the stone bridge as you look through the falls coming down the side of the gorge. I was trying to show how wet you can get when the water is really flowing…

  

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Let It Fall

Let It Fall
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {2, 0.8, 1/4, 1/10 & 1/40s bracket}, 17mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Iconic Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen State Park

Originally I was supposed to make a trip to Watkins Glen State Park on May 31st but work got a little crazy and I ended up not taking the day off. I promised myself I would not let the next opportunity pass me by. Checking the weather earlier in the week this Friday was setting itself up to be my next opportunity.

I left early in the morning with the hope of starting my hike up the gorge trail before 7:30am. I beat my goal by five minutes. The day turned into a beautiful sunny day (not the best conditions for waterfall photography) and I knew if I didn’t get my images early the park was going to become crowded. Even though it was a weekday by 10am I was definitely not going to get many images without people in them. I even passed two bus loads of school kids on a field trip.

I grabbed this view of Rainbow Falls on my first pass. I was careful to keep the sky over the bridge to a minimum as it will create a “hot” spot in the image. Although the rains earlier in the week provided more water flow than I typically like to get good long exposure water images, the extra water definitely helped add definition to falls coming down the side of the gorge. I’m going to have to schedule a late fall trip back as I would love to grab this view after the leaves have changed.

  

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Iconic Watkins Glen

Iconic Watkins Glen
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Dragon Creek

Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY

It was feeling like Spring yesterday and after a very eventful morning I decided I needed to get away during lunch. I hopped over to the Old Erie Canal Park to explore in Butternut Creek. I’m not positive how I survived the encounter with the dragon but maybe grabbing his portrait left him in a good mood…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Dragon Creek

Dragon Creek
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/400, 1/800 & 1/2000s bracket}, 12mm, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Unstable

Delta Lake State Park

Although Saturday might have started a little rough as I watched the clouds win the race to the horizon and obscure my sunrise at Hinckley Reservoir, the day as a whole was wonderful. As sunset approached I debated as to which location would provide me the best view, Delta Lake or Bellamy Harbor Park. In the end, after considering the position of the sun at sunset, I chose to go to Delta Lake.

With the stretch of warmer weather we had experienced I did not expect to see as many people as there were out fishing on the lake. I’m not positive if I would have walked out onto the ice. I hugged the shoreline as I positioned myself to capture the setting sun along with some interesting cracks in the ice. Yeah, definitely sure I will not be walking on the ice any time soon.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Unstable

Unstable
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/80s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Setting on Delta

Delta Lake State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Setting on Delta

Setting on Delta
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/30s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 200