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tolkien would appreciate this place | by Peter Rivera
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tolkien would appreciate this place

Watkins Glen, NY, is an incredible gorge carved by water over the last 10,000 years. I've never seen a place quite like it actually. The very short hike takes you a mile and a half or so through a veritable paradise of hanging gardens, stone walls and steps, tunnels, and about 19 waterfalls such as the ones above. Shooting with shutter speeds of about 2 seconds I used a stone wall as a brace for this one. I walked through the gorge twice with my young son Simon, once for reconnaissance and then another pass for the shots I wanted. A cloudy day allowed me to slow the shutter down with a polarizer on the lens.

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Taken on October 9, 2009