I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I hiked up to the Taughannock Waterfall in the rain to photograph it. The hike was well worth it despite getting soaked. Not only did the rains contribute to the increased water flow but the dark clouds helped diffuse the light that would have been very harsh otherwise.
Conveying scale in waterfall photography is always tricky. This one is a bit easier due to the surrounding rock formations and vegetation. that said, the Taughannock Falls’ main waterfall has a 215-foot drop making it 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls. It is also the tallest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. It is located along the Taughannock Creek.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 28 mm. The camera was set on Manual Mode with the aperture set at f/14, shutter speed at 1/4th of a second and the ISO set at 50. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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