On a recent trip to see the amazing fall colours of Pennsylvania, we stopped at a great restaurant called Out of the Fire Cafe in Donegal, PA. They have great smoked salmon entrees and amazing wild mushroom soup. I noticed these three trees by the parking lot and I couldn't help but feel lucky with the find. The fir, maple and the gnarled oak show the reality of autumn. Some stay green, some show brilliant colours and some just turn out to look gnarly!
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Maybe I am boring you with the recent waterfall posts, so this is the last one. 7 images blended together with Nik HDR Efex Pro (I love it!). I used a polarizer to pop the colors and cut the glare on the water. No saturation kick in Photoshop needed!
Here are two perspectives from a waterfall cascade that I found in Northern Pennslyvania. I was knee deep in water to get a good view, but I sure think it was worth it. Its called Miners Run Falls and its located in Loyalsock State Forest
I drove to Ohiopyle State Park in southwest Pennsylvania on the weekend and was amazed by the fall foliage that has POPPED! Simply amazing! I am quite lucky to live out here with the great fall colors in the abundant forests in the area. I used the Orton Effect I learned from Darwin Wiggett on this shot to give a more painterly-like image.
This weekend was awesome! I had made a good commitment to get some great photos over the Columbus Day weekend. I ventured up to McConnell Mills State Park again and I took an early morning hike to Hell's Hollow trail. I have seen some great pictures of the trail and the waterfalls on the web, so I figured I'd check out the fall foliage. I was quite surprised to see that even though it is fall, there was still water of the Hells Run Creek flowing over the rock features. Well this was my favourite one of the morning. I used a 5 stop Neutral Density filter to get a 45 second exposure at f/5.6 and my trusty warming polarizer to cut the glare on the rocks.
Today I took a trip to one of the nearby Pennsylvanian State Parks near Pittsburgh. The Fall foliage is slowly developing so I wanted to do some scouting of the area for some great scenes. I visited McConnell's Mill State Park north of Pittsburgh,PA. The Slippery Rock Creek Gorge is the cause for the attraction as it brings lots kayakers to the area. So I liked the way the yellow leaves, flowing water and red fallen leaves all come together. I used a 5-stop Neutral Density filter to obtain a 5 second exposure at f/8 and a warming polarizer to make the colors pop and cut the glare on the water.
Another night at the Pittsburgh Pirates game on Saturday and I thought I was going to see the Pirates lose their 100th game of the season. Instead I saw them win their 55th game of the season. Nevertheless, they are the worst team in the league, but the have one of the nicest ballparks in the country. I noticed this Pittsburgh Policeman twirling his police baton around during the game. I really had to wonder if he ever had to use it!