I finally got a chance to return to Kaaterskill Falls this year. A few years ago I had a nasty fall on the rocks. These rocks are like walking on soap when they wet for some reason. I was making my up on the right side of the falls to get an elevated view. I slipped, not very far but my lower back got severely strained as I twisted to break my fall.Needless to say the 100 mile ride home was really uncomfortable. After a week of being laid up I was able yo get around again, and there was no damage just a severe strain. So this year all the elements came together for a return trip. A recent heavy rain filled Spruce Creek and the falls were running again after a very dry summer.The overall foliage was beyond peak but enough remained to brighten the scene. I used my canon wide angle 16mm to capture the flow of water from the first cascade all the way down the 260 foot drop to the bottom of the second cascade and followed the flow around the corner into the valley.The sun was starting to peak over the trees in the upper right just enough to provide some mood lighting on the late fall foliage.Post processing was minimal with adjustments applied only for saturation and contrast. I made several images during my visit, check my photo gallery for more.
Kaaterskill Falls is a two-drop waterfall located in the eastern Catskill Mountains of New York,between the hamlets of Haines Falls and Palenville.The dual cascades total 260ft in height, making it one of the higher waterfalls in New York.
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