View 266: Great Fall in the Woods

The name Taughannock comes from the Algonquian-speaking Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Indians, referring either to chief Taughannock or the word taghkanic (great fall in the woods) [Source Wikipedia]. I like the latter definition of Taughannock as you walk on a trail in the woods along a meandering creek to the great falls at Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York.  Which is what I did a couple of weeks ago with a few photographer friends.

Rebekah getting ready to trip her camera's shutter along the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.

Rebekah getting ready to trip her camera’s shutter along the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/5.6, ISO 320, EV +1.0, 180mm focal length.

I would like to tell you we followed all the signs.

Contemplating a sign along the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.

Contemplating a sign along the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +1.0, 45mm focal length.

The weather was perfect for a winter stroll on the trail. Right, Andy? Light snow had fallen on the trees and freshened up the forest floor.

Andy walks on the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.

Andy walks on the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 220, EV +1.0, 300mm focal length.

Barbara needed a model and asked Debbie to walk ahead with her bright blue coat adding a colorful contrast to the winter landscape.

Debbie looking back to the line of photographers on the trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.

Debbie looking back to the line of photographers on the
trail to the Great Fall in the Woods.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/10, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 300mm focal length.

At the end of the trail, we came upon Taughannock Falls, the Great Fall in the Woods.

Taughannock Falls, the Great Fall in the Woods

Taughannock Falls, the Great Fall in the Woods.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, HDR Image, tripod.

The Great Fall was made even greater with the fellowship of people who joined me on what I would consider the perfect winter’s day.

Not pictured but very much there, Monroe, lent his expertise and fun banter to the day.

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6 Responses to View 266: Great Fall in the Woods

  1. Monroe Payne says:

    And Monroe had such a good time…

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  2. Kristi Creed says:

    I applaud you for going out in the snow for these captures. I live in the south and am not use to snow. I don’t know I could last.

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  3. Karma says:

    If you must weather the weather of winter, nice to weather it with friends! :-)

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