Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
Thread started 12 Nov 2010 (Friday) 20:00
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Watkins Glen State Park

 
MichSt
Goldmember
Avatar
1,014 posts
Gallery: 71 photos
Likes: 88
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Lansing, MI
     
Nov 12, 2010 20:00 |  #1

Here's a shot from a visit to Watkins Glen last summer. We were lucky to have a couple days of rain before our visit which charged up the summer water levels nicely. We also hit the park early in the moring and beat the afternoon crowds. The rest of the day was spent at some other area falls and then finished off with some good finger lakes wine :D

IMAGE: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1386/5152271433_2c2a000c6c_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/marioq/51522714​33/  (external link)
Watkins Glen State Park (external link) by Mario.Q (external link), on Flickr

Mario.Q

Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
philk54
Goldmember
Avatar
4,566 posts
Gallery: 160 photos
Likes: 1147
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Macungie, PA
     
Nov 12, 2010 20:46 |  #2

Very nice. I grew up not far from there and my parents still live in the area. I remember going to the gorge in the early 70's with my Nikkormat and a Vivitar 75-205mm. I wonder what happened to those photos. I can assure you they weren't as nice as this one. Thanks for sharing.


All I want is just a little more than I'll ever have.

Phil K.
www.philipkresgephotog​raphy.com

Gear: I started out with nothing, and have most of it left!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yagimax
Goldmember
Avatar
1,581 posts
Gallery: 14 photos
Likes: 40
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
     
Nov 13, 2010 01:37 as a reply to  @ philk54's post |  #3

Now thats one of the better pictures I've seen here today! Perfect vantage point.


Sony A7RII, FE16-35, FE35 2.8, FE90 macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sparker1
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
29,244 posts
Likes: 127
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Montrose, CO
     
Nov 13, 2010 05:49 |  #4

Nicely done. Love that entire area.


Stan (See my gallery at http://www.pbase.com/s​parker1 (external link))

7D, 50D, 300D, EF-S 10-22 mm, EF-S 18-55 mm kit lens, EF 24-105 L IS, EF 50 mm 1.8, Sigma 150-500mm (Bigmos)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Canonguy39
Senior Member
Avatar
560 posts
Joined Mar 2008
     
Nov 13, 2010 08:54 |  #5

Very impressive shot. Looks like a great place to visit with full camera gear!!


Rod
7D, 40D, Sigma 10-20mm, Canon 17-85 IS USM, 24-105 l4 IS USM, 55-250 IS, 50mm 1.8, 580ex II & 420ex speedlites, and various other supporting items (but never enough :grin:).

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
photoguy6405
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,306 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 18
Joined Feb 2008
Location: US Midwest
     
Nov 13, 2010 23:41 |  #6

I so want to go to this place.

Very nice shot, btw.


Website: Iowa Landscape Photography (external link) | Blog (external link) | Gear List & Feedback
Equipment For Sale: Canon PowerShot A95

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yowzer
Senior Member
Avatar
348 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
     
Nov 14, 2010 09:52 |  #7

I hope you don't mind if I post this here. I was at Watkins Glen in October and took several shots including the same as yours as well as this one.


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

5Dmkii - Gripped - Kirk 'L' Bracket, 100mm L IS, 24-70mm L, 70-200mm L IS, 100-400mm L IS, Sigma 12-24mm, Canon 2x TC, 580EX II, 60D - Gripped - Kirk 'L' Bracket, 18-135mm IS, Gitzo 3541LS, Kirk BH-1
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/d_swanson (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Quaz8r
Member
Avatar
142 posts
Joined Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, Ca
     
Nov 14, 2010 12:31 |  #8

Beautiful photo..The picture is very serene a calming to look at.


http://www.EyePhotoU.c​om (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MichSt
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,014 posts
Gallery: 71 photos
Likes: 88
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Lansing, MI
     
Nov 14, 2010 13:34 |  #9

Thanks all. This is a wonderful park and a photog's paradise. There's lots of great photo opps on the 1.5 mile trail through the little gorge. The crowds were light when we were visiting, but I still must have pasted a dozen or so other folks there with their tripods and cameras shooting the falls. There's actually a guy at the bottom of the bridge in my photo. We waited 10 or 15 minutes and the he was not budging. So I took my shot and my wife and I continued on our hike.


Mario.Q

Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MichSt
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,014 posts
Gallery: 71 photos
Likes: 88
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Lansing, MI
     
Nov 14, 2010 13:40 |  #10

yowzer wrote in post #11281614 (external link)
I hope you don't mind if I post this here. I was at Watkins Glen in October and took several shots including the same as yours as well as this one.

Nice one. We were there in early summer and the walls of the gorge were just covered with ferns and other greenery. It made for a beautiful sight against the dark stone there.


Mario.Q

Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MichSt
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,014 posts
Gallery: 71 photos
Likes: 88
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Lansing, MI
     
Nov 14, 2010 13:52 |  #11

Getting a little off topic, here's a few from the pier at the foot of the hotel we stayed at on Seneca Lake, which can't be more than a 4 or 5 blocks from the entrance to Watkins Glen Park.

1.

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4695095168_90d78e7193_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/marioq/46950951​68/  (external link)
Seneca Lake (external link) by Mario.Q (external link), on Flickr

2.
IMAGE: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1275/4710100067_b9c3259665_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/marioq/47101000​67/  (external link)
Seneca Lake (external link) by Mario.Q (external link), on Flickr

Mario.Q

Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yowzer
Senior Member
Avatar
348 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
     
Nov 14, 2010 14:36 as a reply to  @ MichSt's post |  #12

Was the Hotel near the salt factory by the public beach at the south end of the lake? I was there in June of this year and it was pretty crowded even in the morning. This past visit in Oct was much less crowded. Here's a shot of the same falls you posted. I chose this angle because the little patch of sky in the middle of your shot was blown out in my June shoot.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

5Dmkii - Gripped - Kirk 'L' Bracket, 100mm L IS, 24-70mm L, 70-200mm L IS, 100-400mm L IS, Sigma 12-24mm, Canon 2x TC, 580EX II, 60D - Gripped - Kirk 'L' Bracket, 18-135mm IS, Gitzo 3541LS, Kirk BH-1
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/d_swanson (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MichSt
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,014 posts
Gallery: 71 photos
Likes: 88
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Lansing, MI
     
Nov 14, 2010 15:08 |  #13

yowzer wrote in post #11282836 (external link)
Was the Hotel near the salt factory by the public beach at the south end of the lake? I was there in June of this year and it was pretty crowded even in the morning. This past visit in Oct was much less crowded. Here's a shot of the same falls you posted. I chose this angle because the little patch of sky in the middle of your shot was blown out in my June shoot.

Our hotel was right at the foot of the pier and little marina in Watkins Glen. It seemed like pretty new construction and was a nice hotel. They had bar/restaurant with a patio and ourdoor dining area that overlooked the marina and lake, and the food was great.

We were there in June and hit the park around 8:30 or so on a Friday and the crowds were very thin when we started. When we finished our hike the parking lot was almost full. We hit some of the other area parks that day and the crowds were much lighter than at Watkins glen. Great area for waterfalling.


Mario.Q

Canon EOS R

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yowzer
Senior Member
Avatar
348 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
     
Nov 14, 2010 15:18 as a reply to  @ MichSt's post |  #14

Sounds like you had a great time. I was there on June 13th a Tuesday. Got there about 10:30am and there were quite a few people on the trails. Like you I had to wait often for the shot to clear out. Most times I took the shot with people in them because they just never seemed to end. The Oct visit was much less crowded and I only have a single shot with some one in it. I wanted to get over to the Ithaca area and visit the gorge and falls there but didn't make it. Next year.


5Dmkii - Gripped - Kirk 'L' Bracket, 100mm L IS, 24-70mm L, 70-200mm L IS, 100-400mm L IS, Sigma 12-24mm, Canon 2x TC, 580EX II, 60D - Gripped - Kirk 'L' Bracket, 18-135mm IS, Gitzo 3541LS, Kirk BH-1
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/d_swanson (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
20DNewbie
"don't listen to me, I'm an idiot"
Avatar
2,732 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Massachusetts
     
Nov 14, 2010 15:21 |  #15

Wow really great shots, I may have to try and get out there next summer.


Christian.
Feedback: POTN - FM (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,001 views & 0 likes for this thread
Watkins Glen State Park
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Martin Leitch
742 guests, 288 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.