Adirondack Color Redux

I’m sure I came off a little whiny on my previous post about trying to capture autumn color in the Adirondacks. I suppose I should have let the frustration subside before writing about it but it was a little disappointing. I’m giving it another try with this post since I was able to capture autumn colors on my hike to the top of Bald Mountain on Friday. Just not the grand landscapes and vistas I was hoping for. And similar to the images in Old Forge at the edge of First Lake, here is my attempt to make some lemonade…

ADK Color - 1 Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 24mm, f/8, ISO 400

ADK Color – 1
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 24mm, f/8, ISO 400

ADK Color - 2 Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/400s, 46mm, f/5.6, ISO 400

ADK Color – 2
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/400s, 46mm, f/5.6, ISO 400

ADK Color - 3 Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/125s, 35mm, f/5.6, ISO 400

ADK Color – 3
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/125s, 35mm, f/5.6, ISO 400

ADK Color - 4 Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 50mm, f/5.6, ISO 400

ADK Color – 4
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 50mm, f/5.6, ISO 400

ADK Color - 5 Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 19mm, f/5.6, ISO 800

ADK Color – 5
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/200s, 19mm, f/5.6, ISO 800

ADK Color - 6 Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/400s, 42mm, f/5.6, ISO 800

ADK Color – 6
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/400s, 42mm, f/5.6, ISO 800

Grand Canyon of the East

I have some training for work this week just outside of Buffalo, NY. The start of the day on Monday is 8:30am and although I am usually up in plenty of time to drive out that day I decided to come out early Sunday so I could stop off at Letchworth State Park. This area along the Genesee river has been called (not sure if it is just self proclaimed) the Grand Canyon of the East.

It really is sad that I have lived in New York state for 47 seven years and this is my first visit to this state park. I have been thoroughly impressed with the natural wonders of my home state since I started exploring with my camera and this park was no exception. It was beautiful! It was an overcast day with off/on rain but that did not slow me down. The cloud covered sky added some drama to my images and help cut down on the glare when photographing the water falls.

Did I forget to mention the waterfalls? There are three! Each one amazing by itself and from a spot called Inspiration Point you can view both the middle and upper falls together. I spent 3.5 hours exploring the gorge and the walking trails before my hunger got the best of me and I headed out in search of food. I will be coming back to this park.

This is the view from the first overlook area just after the Castile entrance.

Big Bend - South Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/13s, 24mm, f/18, ISO 100

Big Bend – South
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/13s, 24mm, f/18, ISO 100

Big Bend - North Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/10s, 26mm, f/18, ISO 100

Big Bend – North
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/10s, 26mm, f/18, ISO 100