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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

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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

 

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glen of pools (colour and b&w)

Glen Of Pools

Glen Of Pools (B&W)

beyond pluto falls along the gorge trail from the main entrance, the views become less dramatic and certainly not as ‘picturesque’, for lack of a better term. once i neared the end, it was time for my return towards the main entrance. the reality is that watkins glen state park is a very popular attraction and it welcomes many visitors. on this day, some spots were hard to photograph for all the people milling about the trail in both directions. the glen of pools (now free of visitors), photographed here, is an area between the central cascade and rainbow falls and bridge surrounded by massive rock walls. plunge pools and potholes are prevalent in this section of the trail.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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pluto falls (colour and b&w)

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continuing along the gorge trail in watkins glen state park, this is pluto falls and an adjacent staircase. according to state park literature it was so named after the roman lord of the underworld as little can grow in the darkness of constant shadows in this section of the trail known as the spiral gorge.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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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

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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

 

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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

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city hall lights (colour and b&w)

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nicely lit as dusk was settling in, this is the art deco-styled buffalo city hall building. after scoping out the area around, i setlled on this vantage point to photograph it. it is a 32-story building and measures approximately 378 feet from street level to the tiptop of the tower. not only is it one of the tallest buildings in western new york, but it is also one of the tallest municipal buildings in the usa.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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parkway lights (colour and b&w)

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the niagara parkway with building lights glowing at dusk. i was crossing the street and looked to my left on the median as i saw cars travelling on either side of me. thought it would make an interesting shot and voila!

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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canal lights

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standing on the division street bridge in welland, ontario, i had the opportunity to photograph the canada day fireworks over the welland canal – bridge 13 this past summer (2016). this bridge in the heart of the city’s centre crosses a now-abandoned portion of the canal known as the welland recreational waterway.

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous and still life

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