Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Best of Autumn 2009

I love shooting Fall foliage. Walking through the crunchy leaves, the sweet mixture of smells, watching the colors change from week to week. This autumn saw lots of color, which meant plenty of photo opportunities. Here's some of my favorite shots.

Hector Falls. This waterfall is tough to get, as it is often has low water. Not this day!

Drops 2 and 3 of Hector Falls. Can you imagine the view from those houses below??

Series of small pools at Watkins Glen

Another series of small pools at Watkins Glen

Red maple leaves

Bridge along the Gorge trail at Letchworth

Fillmore Glen

Fillmore Glen

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Finding a Photo Opportunity

I actually took the shot below at a state park, believe it or not. I was shooting Cavern Cascade at Watkins Glen, and after you walk behind the waterfall, you have to go up those stairs to continue up the gorge trail. Normally there is a ton of people, and shooting right there is next to impossible.

So I was shooting the falls from the opposite angle, and noticed how the stairwell was empty...dark..and the rocks were glistening with all the moisture. Maybe it's the fact we were 2 days from Halloween, but I was like damn, I've got to get this shot.