Lower Big

Lower Big

This is the next to last falls in the run in Lick Brook Gorge. It is pretty good sized, and when we have flooding it is quite impressive. The gorge itself is quite hidden, and requires a bit of hiking to get into. It is dangerous if you are not careful there, it contains a lot of loose shale cliffs. But it is an impressive gorge. In the winter at the big falls the Cornell ice climbers climb the frozen waterfall. It is the second highest waterfall on the eastern seaboard, second only to Taughannock Falls. My son is standing in front of the small falls for perspective.

Menthol

Menthol

This photo was shot with film during winter with a slow shutter speed to get the cottony waterfall effect. It also overexposed the photo and made everything almost white, even the various colors were reduced to light shades. So I transported it into Paint Shop Pro and beefed up the saturation, clarified, and played with darkness and contrast. Then I began to experiment and desaturated it until I came up with this. The lines on the water are bubbles moving downstream and looking like lines due to the shutter speed.