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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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yucca in the fog

Yucca In The Fog

the coastal drive was still very foggy by the time i reached julia pfeffer burns state park, home of mcway falls: the 80 foot tower falls that apparently flow year round as mcway creek cascades onto the sandy cove below.

it was still early (around 7:30am) and as one might expect, the place was deserted… i made my way onto the waterfall overlook trail and looked for a good vantage point to shoot the scene from. spotting the (yellow) yucca flowers, i knew i wanted to include them in the frame…

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