I heard there was still good autumn color in the trees around Ithaca, New York. Not that I need one, it gave me an excuse to visit my favorite state park, Taughannock Falls State Park.
I have shared many images over the years of the big waterfall, this time I want to take you with me as I walk the Rim Trails in the park. The Upper Gorge is a beautiful and deep gorge cut by the creek before the big waterfall. With an overcast sky, I used a bracketed set of photos to create the HDR image using Photomatix Pro.
The creek meanders through the lower gorge after the big waterfall to empty into Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.
At the start (or end depending which way you are walking) of both the North and South Rim Trails, are the much smaller Lower Taughannock Falls. It has a charm all its own especially with the colors of autumn behind them.
You knew I had to include one of the big waterfall, right?
The North Rim Trail has my very favorite view of Taughannock Falls with the trees adding natural framing. The flow of water over the cliff is about normal for late October.
Taughannock Falls State Park never disappoints.