cascade’s approach (colour and b&w)

Cascade's Approach

Cascade's Approach (B&W)

the cavern cascade is one of the more prominent features along glen creek and the gorge trail in watkins glen state park. here we are a little further along the trail, from the main entrance, approaching it. though not yet entirely visible, you can make the cascade out just to the right of the steps at the rear of the frame.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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entrance cascade (colour and b&w)

Entrance Cascade

Entrance Cascade (B&W)

in days gone by, this image would have depicted part of the entrance amphitheatre of watkins glen state park. today, it is simply known as the ‘main entrance’ from the parking lot off of franklin street. interestingly, it is not until you get rather close to the entrance tunnel (not in frame – off to the right) that one notices the waterfall.

counter-intuitive as it may be, this waterfall is the last one on glen creek and the gorge rail. from this entrance you do indeed start at the end, as it were… so here we have entrance cascade under the sentry bridge, surrounded by massive sculpted rock walls.

the gorge trail is approximately 1.5 miles long from this point, making it a gorgeous 3-mile hike along glen creek, there and back through water-sculpted rock and 19 waterfalls.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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lakeside tree

Lakeside Tree

a long-awaited trip to watkins glen in the finger lakes region of new york state finally materialized this past fall. i had driven through the region in the past and remember the charm of the towns that we passed through. this short trip however, was for visiting the watkins glen state park and for photographing it.

prior to reaching the park, i scoped out the area a little to find out what else was around. i stopped at the southern end of seneca lake at warren w. clute memorial park (aka lakeside park) and found this tree at the waterfront.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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lakeside duo

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a long-awaited trip to watkins glen in the finger lakes region of new york state finally materialized this past fall. i had driven through the region in the past and remember the charm of the towns that we passed through. this short trip however, was for visiting the watkins glen state park and for photographing it.

prior to reaching the park, i scoped out the area a little to find out what else was around. i stopped at the southern end of seneca lake at warren w. clute memorial park (aka lakeside park) and found these two trees at the waterfront.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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weather beaten charm

Weather Beaten Charm

Weather Beaten Charm (B&W)

there are some country roads just south of short hills provincial park in and around fonthill, ontario where the landscape oozes charm. in my travels, i have come across this weather beaten cabin – i fell in love with its setting and waited for the fall colours to arrive before photographing it. here it is at the early onset of those autumn colours.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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upper falls autumn

Upper Falls Autumn

i failed to post this image when i posted the other ball’s falls photographs in the ‘waterscapes’ gallery earlier this year. so… here we have an autumn view of the upper falls at ball’s falls conservation area in the niagara peninsula of southern ontario.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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wilted (colour and b&w)

Wilted

Wilted (B&W)

every once in a while i get a hankering for some studio photography. i have no formal studio lights – i tend to use existing light… in this case i used a wilting sunflower from a bouquet my wife received for her birthday a couple of weeks earlier. i set this one up using a black background positioned so that the light hit the scene just so.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

 

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clouds over the point

Clouds Over The Point

upon first moving to the niagara peninsula, i was flipping through a tour guide and saw a picture of the point abino lighthouse. intrigued by such a lovely structure, i sought to visit it for a chance to photograph it. to my dismay i could not!

it would seem the monument has a contentious existence that remains very much alive today: the lighthouse sits perched on a narrow spit of land on the north shore of lake erie, a few kilometres west of fort erie, ontario. in 1915, construction finaly began after an agreement with local residents (mostly wealthy americans) of the community of point abino was reached. this was private land after all!

fast forward to today and though the town of fort erie has owned it since 2003, it still sits on private land and access is unfortunately quite limited. it can be visited through the summer months through a rather limited schedule – access is not granted throughout the rest of the year.

so, i finally managed to make it out there on a sunday, this past summer. the day seemed to have decent cloud cover to offer suitable lighting. alas, when i got there, by the time i had walked the mile or so to reach the site, the clouds were breaking up… this was one of the first shots i took before the clouds dissipated enough to let that harsh sunlight through.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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forty four

Forty Four

the entrance to 44 ontario street – the former lincoln county registry office, now a residential apartment building in downtown st. catharines. apparently the buillding dates back to 1923 and was designed by prominent architects arthur edwin nicholson and robert ian macbeth. the niagara peninsula is peppered with both commercial buildings and residences designed by the duo.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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the club

The Club

this historic building in the heart of the downtown core of st. catharines at 77 ontario street has housed the st. catharines club since 1927. An example of georgian design, the structure itself dates back to 1874 when it was known as the haynes residence, presumably the home of a prominent family of the era.

thecluba 24″ x 24″ canvas print of ‘the club’ hangs on one of the dining room walls at the st. catharines club.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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