The Poser

The Poser

Yes, this was me. I was posing. The catfish weren’t that heavy, I was messing around trying to make people think they were a heavy stringer. Just trying to show off my muscles. Of course now my beard is grey and a faded blond.

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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.

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls is located North of Ithaca, NY, and is the highest waterfall on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. I think its supposed to be like 213′ tall. This was taken from the falls overlook using a film camera.

Upstream Swimmers

Upstream Swimmers

I popped off a shot from downstream of a family enjoying the water. Just below them the water turns turbulent – and if you fell in you may not get out. Hard to believe such a small feeder stream has so much force as it squeezes into the gorge.
There are a great number of waterfalls throughout the gorge at Upper Treman State Park, and it usually has a full years run of water.

Turkey Crossing

Turkey Crossing

I caught this turkey just after it crossed the road, opened my window and got off two lucky shots with my camera. And for those of you reading this, please read my last post, The Idea Pool as it was years in the making, and tedious typing, and still very raw but says what it needs. Thank you.

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls

This is the highest falls on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, Located North-West of Ithaca, NY on the shore of Cayuga Lake. It was a great day for film for me. Shot about 4 rolls and about 400 digital photos. My passion is shooting waterfalls.

July 4th Storm

July 4th Storm

July 4th, a time for fireworks, brutal hot weather and sunshine. On this particular 4th of July in Ithaca, NY there was a very strange storm. The huge cloud hovering over the immense Cornell University on top of the hill was a golden color due to the setting sun behind my tripod. A cloud of green came up through an adjacent valley (yes a green cloud, which signifies a hail storm) and merged with this cloud over Cornell. It began to thunder and lightning and continued to for hours. I got some streaks of lightning on film going the length of Cornell University. It actually hailed and then the clouds began to drift away just in time for the fireworks. And I got some decent shots of them also.
If anyone has ever been to Cornell University they will know that the buildings on the hilltop are rather large, so that ill show you the scope of these enormous clouds.

10 Heron and 3 Deer

10 Heron and 3 Deer

There are at least 10 blue heron and 3 whitetail deer in this photo. Some of the heron are airborne, though most are on land. I made this a panorama to focus on the wildlife.

In The Fall

In The Fall

I shot this photo many moons ago using my first real digital camera. It was a 5 mp HP, and it only had a 3x zoom lens. It was a great learning tool. I snapped over 85,000 photos with it over a few years time. I like the moodiness I presented in the photo of the old dock which was on the shore of Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY. I used Jasc Paint Shop Pro to do the editing. One of my favorite muted color photos.

Falls Below the Dam

Falls Below the Dam

These falls are below the dam at Treman Lake which is within Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park. I captured it when the leaves were in full color, and have many other takes on this day. I like this one because it has a little of everything.

Cascadilla Falls Gorge, Ithaca, NY

Cascadilla Falls Gorge, Ithaca, NY

A photo of one of the falls in Cascadilla Gorge in Ithaca, NY, which is adjacent to Cornell University. I shot this with film and edited it in Jasc Photoshop (currently Corel Photoshop). One of my collection of area waterfalls.