Tag Archives: black and white photography

downriver (colour and b&w)

the lower falls trail of letchworth state park essentially begins at the ‘127 steps’ that lead you lower into the genessee river gorge. once at the bottom of the stairway, the trail splits. to the right will take you right to the falls (as per the previous image post: the lower falls) while to the left will take you towards a bridge and the river itself. this is a downriver view at some point along the ‘left’ trail.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

 

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

the lower falls (colour and b&w)

Lower Falls

Lower Falls (B&W)

referred to as the ‘grand canyon of the east ‘ by locals, letchworth state park is a feast for the eyes! photographed here is one of the three main waterfalls along the genessee river gorge: the lower falls. it is approached via a lovely hike through a wooded area that leads to the ‘127 steps’ taking you lower into the gorge. with a gorgeous fall day and vibrant foliage colours, i was in my element!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

weather beaten charm – revisited (colour and b&w)

Weather Beaten Charm (Revisited)

Weather Beaten Charm (Revisited) B&W

a little further along into this past fall season and a revisit of this charming scene was in order…

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

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

folly bridge (colour and b&w)

Folly Bridge

Folly Bridge (B&W)

continuing back towards the main entrance at watkins glen state park, beyond the glen of pools, you come to folly bridge: the stone arch bridge directly above the 60′ central cascade waterfall.

these are the last photographs from my fall excursion to watkins glen state park in the finger lakes region of new york state. i look forward to heading back there next spring or summer!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

 

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

pluto’s approach (colour and b&w)

Pluto's Approach

Pluto's Approach (B&W)

once beyond the rainbow bridge at watkins glen state park, one enters the darker and narrower spiral gorge section of the gorge grail. one of its highlights is pluto falls – virtually always encased in shadows with little direct sunlight – hence presumably named after the roman god of the underworld. photographed here is the section leading to pluto falls, highlighting a couple of the many pools on the glen creek.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

the main attraction (colour and b&w)

The Main Attraction

The Main Attraction (B&W)

continuing further along the gorge trail in watkins glen state park, one will eventually make it to this scene: rainbow falls (upper left of the frame), rainbow bridge and triple cascade. it is probably one of the most photographed areas of the attraction and this is my take on it.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

 

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

cavern ghost

Cavern Ghost

continuing further along the gorge trail in watkins glen state park eventually brought me to one of the more prominent features within: cavern cascade. it was indeed a busy afternoon and this spot tends to have people stopping for photo ops etc… instead of fighting it, i opted to go with the flow (no pun intended) and go for as long an exposure as i could to avoid the traffic, as it were. it created a wonderful ghost-like apparition in the left of the frame…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

lakeside duo

vc4773

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

Share
Posted in recent additions Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |