Cascading Time

Chittenango Falls State Park

There are probably numerous reasons why I gravitated to this image this morning. I could blame it on my new Ansel Adams book, or the post I saw on Instagram the other day, but really, this morning felt like a waterfall day. Remembering the sounds of the cascading water, the smell of the park, it all washed over me as I was drinking my coffee. Funny how the minds works.

This image was captured back in October. I was looking for an Autumn view of the falls but the timing of my visit was off. The cloudy sky didn’t bother, I much prefer an overcast day for waterfalls, but the colors of the leaves surrounding the gorge were not at a level I had hoped to capture. It was still a good visit, Chittenango Falls almost always provides me with photographic opportunities. It happened to not match the vision in my head as I drove out.

I still like a good monochrome waterfall image though…

 

Cascading Time
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 20mm, f/16, ISO 100

Exposed

Wells Falls, Ithaca, NY

I return to Wells Falls to process an image from one of my summer trips to Ithaca. The exposed root of the trees really fascinate me…

 

Exposed
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 100

Summer Leaves

Pixley Falls State Park

Today, at 9:30am EDT, in Rome, NY the Autumnal Equinox will occur marking the start of Fall. It is probably no secret to those who have read this blog for a while that this is my favorite season. Not only because the photographic opportunities increase but the temperatures are more to my liking. I’ll be watching the New York State foliage map and planning some trips to state parks to view the changing colors. This year especially, I have a lot of vacation days remaining and I plan on using some of them…

 

MLCreations Photography: Pixley Falls &emdash; Summer Leaves

Summer Leaves
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 19mm, f/11, ISO 200

Autumn Genesis

Pixley Falls State Park

It was a sunny, cool Saturday and with the fall equinox only three days away I drove up to Pixley Falls to see if the leaves have started to change. I have seen leaves gathering in the yards around the city and the foliage report indicates “just starting” so I wasn’t sure what I would find. Considering the park is only 15 minutes away, it was worth the drive to see the leaves first hand.

I had waited until late in the afternoon to venture out to the park, wanting the angle of the sun to be as low as possible. Due to the orientation of the falls within the park, for most of the day the sun would be shining straight down on the water. I needed some shadows to help create a better image.

I should have known a nice day would bring people to the park. There were a few more wandering around than I usually like when I’m trying to capture images but I managed. I was looking for a different angle on the waterfall and found this view through the trees. I really liked how the small branches frame the waterfall. You can definitely tell it is the start of Autumn…

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Autumn Genesis

Autumn Genesis
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

Carving a Way

Pluto Falls, Watkins Glen State Park

 

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Carving a Way

Carving a Way
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 13s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 100

Enter the Light

Buttermilk Falls State Park

 

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Enter the Light

Enter the Light
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 13mm, f/11, ISO 100