Saturday, October 01, 2011

Waterfalling Part One - Buttermilk Falls Gorge

Here are the images from the first part of my Finger Lakes photo trip this weekend.  these were taken at Buttermilk Falls Gorge.  I got there at the perfect time.  I don't think i could have waited another week or the trees might have lost all of there leaves.  This is a really beautiful trail.  I enjoyed it completely!

I'll post the second half of the trip (Watkins Glen!) tomorrow.  For now I am happy to be home and dry and warm.  It was really cold and rainy for the second half of my trip.

Keep Makin Art!






7 comments:

Victoria Fatum said...

Wow, these are great, Carl! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time there today! It really is a great spot, especially when it's off season and there aren't people all over the place!

Carl said...

Thanks Vicki! I ca imagine it is frustrating to shoot there when there are a lot of people there are not many places to work quietly and wait for people to pass. I only saw a handful of people. Buttermilk Falls I pretty much had to myself. Watkins was not that busy either, but it was steady so there was some waiting in the rain for the shot to clear. Everyone was very nice and polite. I was there mid day in summer many years ago and remembered talking to photog who had waited half an hour to get a shot without tourists in it.... These parks are easy compared to venice though. In venice drink lots of coffee and set your asa to 400 in the daylight so you can dart in and out of shots. Tripods just not possible once people are up and about.

Dave King said...

These are fantastic. The top one particularly - truly a top shot. For me. it has everything.

Carl said...

Hi Dave - Nice pick on the top one. I was able to get to a spot where the waterfall comes down and makes a hard right hand turn. I put my 10mm fish-eye lens on and got close and then cropped it to a 2x1 ratio. I am also very fond of the bottom one with the stairs.

Be prepared to have your socks knocked off with the Watkins Glen photos. Everything lined up just right to allow me to get some great exposures and really show off how beautiful it is in the fall.

JeannetteLS said...

The top and the bottom shots struck me, both having the manmade features there, right with nature's. That bridge in the distance in the first, and then the mannade stairs, vs nature's. And I REFUSE to talk about water. Nope. Not gonna.

Uh oh, on to Watkins glen. yes, and I refused to look at the pictures and scrolled down really fast to look at these FIRST>

Carl said...

Jeannette - I agree with you on your choices and why. The trails and stairs here and in Watkins blend perfectly into the scene and do not intrude. In some compositions they are a welcome addition.

gherlashdawn said...

I was amazed to your photos really great, Finger Lakes region has been described by Wine Spectator as the wine and culinary epicenter of New York. Immigration are sometimes mandatory in a contract of employment. On a recent visit there I discovered why; the Finger Lakes beats Napa and Sonoma hands down and literally knocked my sox off with its vineyards, history, culture, gardens, gorgeous lakes, charming accommodations, unique shops and great restaurants.