From the eastern shore of Owasco Lake, you can see some spectacular sunsets like this one. To make this photo I stitched together 3 photos stacked vertically, and each of those was composed of 3 more photos to make a nice HDR sunset.
I was able to snap this photo of the full moon just before it rose behind the clouds. Along with the lights on the dock and a campfire illuminating the scene from behind, this makes for a surprisingly bright night time photo.
You might not be able to tell from her summer cut, but Freyja is 25% golden retriever, 25% labrador retriever, and 50% poodle. That makes for 25lbs of pure fuel.
Springtime is great for getting views that might not be as open once the trees are in full bloom. In the summer months, leaf-filled branches obstruct the waterfall from this viewpoint, however, right now you can see all the way across the valley. In addition, there is a pleasing color variety in the trees from whites to yellows and many shades of green. My favorite part about this photo is the white tree sitting on the cliff side on the other side of the gorge.
The water level of Owasco Lake is kept low in the spring, controlled by a dam at the lake’s outlet. Doing this dries out many of the invasive zebra mussels and ultimately creates beaches of small shells like this one.
In this photo you can see Cornell campus up on a hill above Cayuga Lake. Many of the buildings are much more visible now than they will be once the leaves start to come back in a few weeks’ time. The building in front is the boathouse for the crew team which lies at the end of Six Mile Creek. I stitched together over 50 photos to make this HDR panorama.
This is one of the coolest photos I’ve ever taken in my opinion. In order to make this I left the shutter open for 18 minutes and traced out all the beam paths on this laser table with a business card. The laser light then gets scattered into the camera lens which wouldn’t normally happen.
Cornell University’s campus is hilly, and there are some beautiful botanical gardens as well. This photo is from last fall, and if I didn’t mention it you probably wouldn’t be able to tell it was taken in the middle of a college campus.
At 215 feet high, Taughannock Falls stands taller than Niagara Falls and is impressive to see during winter.
These two puppies are from the same litter and they sure do love playing with each other & chewing on sticks that they find.