It All Falls Down

Taughannock Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; It All Falls Down

It All Falls Down
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.4s 40mm, f/11, ISO 100

 

Under Power

Cavern Cascade, Watkins Glen State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Under Power

Under Power
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1.6s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64

 

Pluto Falls

Frowning Cliffs, Watkins Glen State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Pluto Falls

Pluto Falls
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2.5s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Solemn Gorge

Watkins Glen State Park

Downstream from the iconic Rainbow Falls is a very picturesque area of the gorge. You can setup on the Central Cascade bridge and compose your image looking up the gorge as if you are in the middle of the river. The high walls, winding river with multiple little waterfalls all add up to a very serene view. At the top of the image, peaking through the trees is the section of Rainbow Falls that is sliding down the gorge walls. I processed this image to add a little more mood than what I photographed as it relays the feeling you get standing on the bridge.

  

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Solemn Gorge

Solemn Gorge
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.8s, 15mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

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

 

Trail’s End

Taughannock Falls State Park

All the B&W processing I have been doing lately on my Disney pics had me wondering about a few of my old summer images from a trip to the state parks around Ithaca. I had posted a couple of images of Taughannock Falls after the trip but this particular view seemed to escape my notice. Maybe my current fascination with B&W images has also been fueled by my recent purchase of an Ansel Adams desk calendar… maybe?

  

MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; Trail's End

Trail’s End
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1, 2.5 & 5s bracket}, 13mm, f/11, ISO 64