Approaching Rainbow Falls

Watkins Glen State Park

The gorge trail at Watkins Glen State Park offers truly amazing views.  It is always incredible to me as I walk the trail how deep into the gorge the water has cut its path.  The varying layers of rock marking off the passage of time.

This view is slightly downstream from the classic Rainbow Falls picture spot.  You can get a feeling for the depth of the gorge by the photographer grabbing a shot of the falls in the middle, left of the image.  If you have a chance to visit this park, I highly recommend it.  You will not be disappointed.

 

MLCreations Photography: Watkins Glen &emdash; Approaching Rainbow Falls

Approaching Rainbow Falls
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 24mm, f/16, ISO 200

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Buttermilk Falls State Park

The trifecta from my state park day on Monday would not be complete without an image Buttermilk Falls State Park. I love starting at the upstream end of the gorge trail and hiking toward the namesake falls. There are so many great locations along the trail to capture images. This area is just before the bridge across the creek linking the gorge trail to the rim trail. When there are no other hikers around this is an amazing location to pause and soak in the atmosphere of the park.

  

MLCreations Photography: Buttermilk Falls &emdash; Peaceful Easy Feeling

Peaceful Easy Feeling
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1.3s, 31mm, f/16, ISO 100

Lower Falls

Taughannock Falls State Park

Generally when I drive to Ithaca to photograph the state parks, the first park I visit is Taughannock Falls. It is a great warm up park. What I mean by that is the trail is easy to walk, fairly short and the reward at the end is the majestic 215′ waterfall. But don’t make a beeline for the prize. Not 200′ from the parking area is Lower Falls. This is a beautiful, 20′ cascade falls and always my first image when I visit this park.

  

MLCreations Photography: Taughannock Falls &emdash; Lower Falls

Lower Falls
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 3.2s, 21mm, f/16, ISO 100