Serenity :: NY
Sometimes you drive two hours for a sunset, and end up wading through spring runoff to photograph a waterfall instead. Life, right?
But there is a lesson there (besides a reminder to buy waterproof boots)… Opportunity is all around us, we just have to be open to it.
This shot is a single exposure, taken after the sun went down in a rapidly darkening forest. ( 14mm, 55 second, f/8, ISO 100 ) It was very blue…because blue hour…and color correcting made it look natural, but not better, so I opted for B&W instead!
I go to seek a great perhaps.
That kind of sums up an adventure, doesn’t it? Last weekend we took a road trip to upstate N.Y. because I found a photo online of a 215ft waterfall that looked impressive. We spent 5hrs in a car, each way, for a place that on the whole probably wasn’t going to offer many good vantage points for images.
But then again, maybe it would. Maybe it needed to be explored. Maybe it needed to be worked at. Maybe… Well, maybe’s are intriguing…so we went.
Taughannock Falls are pretty awesome. The gorge trail was closed (probably for the best…ice and cliffs don’t mix well), and the rim trails offered limited views…but the overlook was so damn pretty. The light was Narnia level magical.
And as a bonus, that area is loaded with cliffs, gorges and waterfalls. There was so much to see, we are obviously going back when it warms up.
Why, you ask?
Because… Ithaca is gorges.
Hahaha (yes, that really is their slogan. It’s my kind of place!)