So, it is time to recap the highlight of this fall season. Went to Rock City near Salamanca (New York) where the huge blocks of rock monoliths compete with the colors for attention.
I've reported all I found there in the Cayuga Nature Photograper's blog at See Rock City.
More recently, I led a group of friends to one of the nicest collections of waterfalls in the northeastern United States. Rickett's Glen State Park in Pennsylvania has twenty-two named waterfalls, all in about a three mile distance along Kitchen Creek. See: Rickett's Glen State Park
The highest waterfall is Ganoga at 94 feet. It is both the highest and, arguably, one of the more difficult ones to photograph, since it usually lies half in sun and half in shadow. It's also a bit slippery to get near.
Ganoga Waterfalls in Autumn
Kitchen Creek Cascade
Ribbons of Water
Among the waterfalls, I think Erie is my favorite large drop, It's 47 feet, but what I really like is the setting and the color in the background.
Erie Falls on Kitchen Creek
But, there are unnamed little drops that sometimes are really beautiful, like this one on the lower portion of Kitchen Creek.
A Gentle Drop in Kitchen Creek
There are, of course, many other ways to see autumn. It is also in the contrasting leaves of red and yellow that stand out against a deep blue sky.
Oak Leaves in Red and Yellow
Sometimes, the only color left among the bare branches is a hardy oak.
But I like to make the viewer unravel the scene when a pond offers a nice reflection.
Which do you find the more interesting? To me there is a mystery in the reflections that keeps me interested for a longer time. Perhaps part of this is that I see so many nice scenes that I would like to have with a reflection, like this final image.
In Want of a Reflection- Red and Yellow Among the Birch Trunk
Enjoy the day.