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

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


New Bridge

Upper Falls, Letchworth State Park

For today’s post I am back at Letchworth State Park. The bridge over Upper Falls has been replaced and surprisingly, it looks pretty good for a man-made intrusion. You can see the old bridge at this post. With the amount of water in the Genesee river, the mist rising up from the falls created a challenge to keep the front of the lens clear. On the plus side it kept a lot of people from getting too close which gave me plenty of room to setup the tripod… 🙂


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; New Bridge

New Bridge
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/6s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 64


Yesterday’s Falls

Chittenango Falls State Park

About half way down the stairs to the bottom of the gorge at Chittenango Falls State Park there is a small observation area where you can view the waterfall. The local greenery has grown up quite a bit over the years but the view is still pretty cool. Other than the walkway bridge at the bottom this is probably the second best location to grab a picture of the cascading water…


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Yesterday's Falls

Yesterday’s Falls
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 64



Lower Falls, Letchworth State Park


MLCreations Photography: Letchworth &emdash; Misty

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 0.4s, 78mm, f/16, ISO 64