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

Through the Gorge

Buttermilk Falls State Park

 

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Through the Gorge

Through the Gorge
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 10s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 100

Glen of Pools

Watkins Glen State Park

After crossing the bridge over the Central Cascade you enter the Glen of Pools in Watkins Glen. I’ve photographed this area many times and depending of the level of water in the creek it takes on different appearances. Typically I would like more water but there is a subtle clarity with the lower level bringing out the individual pools in this section of the gorge.

 

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Glen of Pools

Glen of Pools
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 8s, 22mm, f/11, ISO 100