View 449: Green Lake Autumn Reflections

Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York has perhaps the most studied meromictic lake (one in which layers of water do not mix) in the world in Green Lake creating unusual blue-green color to the water. This time of year, the surrounding old growth forests add other colors to the lake.

Green Lake at Green Lakes State Park
Autumn trees reflect on Green Lake at Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/8s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 38mm Focal Length, Tripod.

Like Beaver Lake Nature Center I visited the day before, the trees around Green Lake were at peak color last weekend. I circumnavigated around Green Lake on a popular trail I shared with joggers, runners, walkers and a few fellow photographers on a cool morning. The trail had many locations to view the beauty of the Autumn season.

Reflection in Green Lake
Autumn tree reflection in Green Lake at Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/10s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Circular Polarizing Filter, Tripod.

A slight breeze kept the water of Green Lake from becoming a mirrored surface, I still found places where the water reflected the trees and sky beautifully. The use of a Circular Polarizing Filter helped to cut out the glare.

Autumn at Green Lakes State Park
Autumn trees reflected on Green Lake at Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/5s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Circular Polarizing Filter, Tripod.

The Green Lake Trail is 1.9 miles long and flat which made for a nice easy walk and shoot through a spectacular Autumn day.

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