I looked for different angles and views of the magnificence of the Watkins Glen State Park Gorge than I did last year. Let’s see what I got.
From this angle, the water flow plays peekaboo as it falls through the Central Cascade on the Gorge trail in Watkins Glen State Park.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/15s, f/8, ISO 2200, EV 0, 170mm focal length.
Above the Central Cascade is a stone bridge which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.
Fern clinging to the side of the stone bridge over the Central Cascade along the Gorge trail in Watkins Glen State Park.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/8, ISO 1250, EV -0.3, 100mm focal length.
I pulled out the tripod and 3-stop Neutral Density filter for this long exposure of the water feathering down Rainbow Falls in the gorge.
Long exposure of a waterfall along the Gorge trail in Watkins Glen State Park.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 15s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -1.0, 98mm focal length, 3-stop Neutral Density filter.
I tended towards the close in for most of the day. On the way back down, I changed to the wide views like this waterfall surrounded by the stone it cut through over the millennia.
Waterfall along the Gorge trail in Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/15s, f/16, ISO 1250, EV 0, 28mm focal length.
These were very effective experiments – I especially liked the peekaboo.
You are one for such games, Gerry. 😉 Thanks!
Great shots, Scott!
Thank you, Terry.
This gorge is a beautiful place. And so are your photos, my favorite is the fern on the stone bridge – great perspective and detail.
Not only beautiful, it feels magical. The fern and the bridge took a bit of “seeing” by me but do love how it came out.
Beautiful shots. Love that fern on the stone bridge. 🙂
Seems to be a favorite. Might have to do something extra with that one.
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You have got some beautiful pictures and perspective, Scott. The stone bridge shows a very interesting kind of structure, I like the fern too. The first picture is spectacular, like a giant sculpture preserving the cascade and letting it fall down along winding ways. I simply love this series of images.
Thank you, Isa! The place does bring out the creative spirit.
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