Tag Archives: new york

Bastion Trickle

23 Mar
Bastion Trickle :: NY

Bastion Trickle :: NY

Below the more famous Kaaterskill Falls in NY resides this little guy, Bastion Falls.  This shot is from last fall, when we had gone through a bit of a dry spell an the falls were down to a trickle.  Still beautiful though. 🙂

The photo info: f/11, 1/8 sec, 22 mm, ISO 100, circ polarizer

 

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Sunrise Magic

4 Feb
Morning Glory :: NY

Morning Glory :: NY

Taken at the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskills last fall.  This is one of my top two sunrises of 2015….not that there are many to choose from.  I have a tough time getting up early.  Days like this work hard to convince me it’s worth it though. lol

What Should I Name This Photo?

2 Dec

I tried to come up with a solid name for this guy, and couldn’t. So…you know…I’m all ears. Lol Suggestions?

 

Also, how is it December already?? We have some sweet deals going on this week. Download our new FREE e-lookbook “Flow: The Art of Waterscapes” and you’re automatically entered into the drawing for a free print. Drawing is done Friday morning (yes, this Friday!) so get your free PDF e-book today!

We are also offering $30 off all canvas print orders, this week only! (Just in time for the holidays. *wink*)

As always, if you like it and think others might too, please share!

Dance With The Devil

4 Nov
Dance With The Devil :: NY

Dance With The Devil :: NY

Back to your regularly scheduled waterfall photos! haha  I’m starting to think that perhaps I should mix things up a bit.  I’ll try to grab some mountain or tree or beach shots soon, mmmkay?  In the meantime, enjoy this little gem from Ithaca’s Treman Park. 🙂

I opted for Black and White for this one for a few reasons.  First, it was taken before the leaves really started to turn beautiful shades of autumn…so the scene had that awkward, in between, non-harmonious color scheme.  Also, if you read my tips on Seeing In Black and White, you’ll know that shapes and repeating patterns usually convert to monochrome well.  In this case, the fallen log and the waterfall shapes complimented each other perfectly, while simultaneously creating a nice line into the frame.

Haven’t read the Learning to See in Black and White article?  If you’re an iPhone/iPad/etc user, you can read it in one of the older issues of Light & Landscapes, a free magazine through the newstand app.  If you’re not, I uploaded it into my Tips & Tutorials page.  To access it, all you have to do is sign up for the newsletter and in the confirmation email, we send you the link/password to access our latest tips write-ups!

Plus…you know…we have a holiday give-away planned (when I finally get around to writing the next newsletter) and if you GET the newsletter, then you’ll have the opportunity to enter the drawing!  Double win!  Free tips and stuff! 🙂

Oh…and before I forget…the photo info: f/11, iso 100, 0.8 sec, 10 mm

The Magic of a Sunrise

27 Oct
First Light :: NY

First Light :: NY

Figured y’all needed a break from waterfall photos. 🙂  Taken last weekend in the Catskills.

Have you signed up for our newsletter yet?  There may or may not be (*hint hint*) a giveaway coming in the next two months, but you’ll need to be on the newsletter list to find out!

The info: f/9, 35 mm, 8 sec, iso 100

Into the Light

20 Oct
Cavern Cascades :: NY

Cavern Cascades :: NY

Because clearly, I don’t have enough waterfall photos in my portfolio yet….. 😉

This photo was taken almost 2 weeks back on a photo trip with Derek Kind (an awesome guy, who wrote a schnazzy review for our book), Ron Clifford and A.D. Wheeler to Watkins Glen in NY.  I had originally planned to drive up to the finger lakes and stay a night or two, to maximize my time with those guys (all incredible photographers, check ’em out) but two things happened.  First, I picked up an event photography gig the night I intended to leave.  Second, we had a family emergency involving broken bones and surgery (not my bones!) and I had to be home earlier than expected.  All told, I drove the 5 hours to upstate NY, and then 5 hours back on the same day.  Because landscape photographers are crazy.  And apparently, we also hate sleep.

Despite my extreme tiredness, we really had a great time creating together.  It was definitely worth the travel time.  When the idea of the trip first came up, I thought I would find some foliage shots.  Instead, I ended up creating black and white waterfall images. haha  Funny how life works out, sometimes, right?

Just going with the flow, I guess.  (Get it??  Waterfall….?  Flow….? Ha!)

Speaking of fall foliage, leaf season is just about done in northern New England, but we still have some rad colors in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and upper Pennsylvania.  If you’re looking for a private session over the next few weeks, to help you improve your fall foliage (or whatever) photos, contact me and we will set something up!

For those of you interested in such things, the settings for the photo above are: f/9, 2 seconds, iso 100, 22mm, with a circular polarizer

Elemental

22 Sep
Elemental :: MA / NY

Elemental :: MA / NY

This shot was taken at Bash Bish Falls on the Massachusetts / New York border.  It’s a shot that has eluded me for years.  I’ve always had a difficult time coming up with a good composition here, and the strong spray has historically made many of the shots I wanted to try difficult.

The water flow is light right now, though, which opened up a few possibilities this visit that I hadn’t had before.  The sun beam peaking through the gap in the rocks at the top of the falls was a nice, atmospheric bonus. 🙂

f/22
2 sec
10 mm
iso 100