Taughannock Falls form the Bottom of the Gorge

 
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A three-quarter mile walk that can easily take an hour each way brings one to the base of this spectacular waterfall from Cayuga Lake where its waters empty out. By the time I spotted the lofty waterfall through the trees I was using my spare battery and my memory card was guarding more than a hundred images!

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Guest - Aug 06, 2007 04:14 PM EDT
Thank you Ikka and Indieshell. I'm glad you agree with my feelings about this incredible location. ANd you are right, Ikka - it is a great place to meditate. Vicki
Guest - Jul 28, 2007 10:18 AM EDT
This is a beautiful shot. I've visited this waterfall and it is magical...
Guest - Jul 23, 2007 08:00 PM EDT
Just seen, a wonderful place to mediate. very well composed, I like it very much.
Guest - Jul 10, 2007 02:35 PM EDT
Thank you, Karen. The natural sepia tones from the Spring lighting were part of the intrigue as I rounded the last corner and saw this scene before me. Vicki
Guest - Jul 10, 2007 03:06 AM EDT
Beautifully composed but it is the lighting that makes this special, even catching the spray. Well done. You deserve extra credit for being able to spell that name---quite a mouthful!
Guest - Jul 06, 2007 11:51 AM EDT
Hullo, dear friend. Yes, it is incredibly humbling to be permitted to physically savor such a location. Walking along the trail I was constantly thanking the higher powers for allowing me this incredible experience. I've seen many gorgeous waterfalls, but this one was truly the most profound - perhaps the fact it is near sacred Indian grounds may have something to do with that feeling of utter peace. Vicki
Guest - Jul 06, 2007 06:10 AM EDT
wonderful scene and capture, Vicky! Can't really add more to the other listers' comments. I really enjoyed your descriptions too, - felt as if I was "there". Can imagine that it would be an almost "humbling" type of feeling in such a presence of these falls and surroundings.
Guest - May 01, 2007 07:48 AM EDT
Thank you both for your comments. I knew I would be on the hiking trail as soon as I saw the top view. I was thrilled by the walk along the bottom of the canyon as there was so much to savor. Vicki
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 09:33 PM EDT
What a serene image. I think the muted color tones is a big factor in making this picture seem this way. I'm certianly glad that you did all the work on this hike, as it certianly has given us a beautiful view.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 09:19 AM EDT
Beautiful Photo! Carol
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 07:42 AM EDT
Thank you for your great comments, Steve and Alex. I was concerned that I wouldn't get the light contrasts as I was walking along the trail as it was later in the morning when I reached that point. After reading about the eco system there I could understand why there are always shadows as the sunlight is unable to penetrate the full depths of the gorge. I have some detailed rock images from the walk up, but will have to ork on pulling the detail out better in the cataract, Steve. Bear with me. Alex - no photo processing here. Most of the sepia tone is a result of the late spring. The other is the effect of the sun almost directly overhead which caused a natural neutral quality. The area has rather an ethereal quality. I noticed that I was not the only one ho found themselves standing, humbly, sharing in this sight and not moving for quite some time. The area seems to wrap you in an invisible protection and you finally force yourself to raise your camera to its essence. Vicki
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 03:53 AM EDT
I am not sure what you did with this photo in post processing, if any, but it appears to have an unusual light sepia tone. Colors and composition are stunning. Well done.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 02:20 AM EDT
Another simply stunning shot. Photographically, the lighting is perfect, but I long to be able to see the details in the dark shadowy rocks either side of the cataract itself!
Guest - Apr 29, 2007 09:50 PM EDT
Thank you Mary, Lorraine and Cindy. I thought it was something from above, but from this angle I was mesmerized. Vicki
Guest - Apr 29, 2007 09:34 PM EDT
Wow! I could spend all day just sitting there watching. What an awesome spot!
Guest - Apr 29, 2007 09:04 PM EDT
Very nice I like this one, lovely capture.
Guest - Apr 29, 2007 08:48 PM EDT
A beautiful capture. I especially like the colors and light.

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