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

 

The End at the Beginning

Taughannock Falls State Park

I was looking through my photos for the year and found this one I had marked for processing but never finished. This is the small cascade waterfall at the end of Taughannock Creek before it empties into Cayuga Lake. It is also the first thing you see when you walk the gorge trail at the park. When the flow is the right level, this waterfall is the first photographed when I visit the park.

  

MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; The End at the Beginning

The End at the Beginning
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 22mm, f/22, ISO 64

 

Small Stack, Big Falls

Chittenango Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Small Stack, Big Falls

Small Stack, Big Falls
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, {1/4, 0.6, 1.3 & 2.5s bracket}, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64

 

Serenity

Pixley Falls State Park

Saturday was a beautiful day. I had already done most of the normal weekend chores before the weekend even started. The laundry was already on the line drying and I was determined not to sit on my butt. Normally when I go up to Pixley Falls State Park it is in the late afternoon. On hot days, there is always a chance people are still in the park and an even better chance that families will be in the water below the falls. It does make it difficult to get a picture.

I changed my tactic! A cool over-night temperature and an early morning run to the park combined to give me an almost people free park. By the time I was ready to leave the throngs of visitors were starting to roll in. And I still had most of the day for other activities. I win!

Although the volume of water coming over the falls was practically perfect to create the beautiful cascading water effect in my long exposure it wasn’t so much as to prevent me from walking out into the middle of the stream for my image. There was only a slight breeze which helped to keep the mist from covering me and the camera as I was capturing this image. This was one of the first images I captured. I’m glad I went straight to the waterfall, another thirty minutes and this area would be busy with people.

  

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Serenity

Serenity
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 64

 

Listen To It Fall

Buttermilk Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Listen To It Fall

Listen To It Fall
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 25mm, f/16, ISO 64

 

View From the Top

Inspiration Point, Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park is big! The park is roughly 16 miles long. There are numerous areas to explore. Typically I like to be able to get close to the waterfalls but you can not deny the view from Inspiration Point. It is a spot along the gorge wall where you are looking up the Genesee River at Middle and Upper Falls. It is a beautiful scene. I am usually in the park very early for the morning light but one of these days I will have to capture this area at sunset.

  

MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; View From the Top

View From the Top
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/4s, 40mm, f/16, ISO 64

 

Frosted Glass

Chittenango Falls State Park

  

MLCreations Photography: Chittenango Falls &emdash; Frosted Glass

Frosted Glass
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.6s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64