Dark Water Redux

Rainbow Falls – Watkins Glen, New York

Another shot of the famous Rainbow Falls within Watkins Glen State Park in New York state. I know it’s hard to believe, but none of the timed shots that I took in the dark depths of the canyon in the park were mounted on a tripod. Instead, I braced the camera on a rock, ledge, or railing and handheld it in place during the exposure.


Photo info:
Rainbow Falls
Gorge Trail
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen, New York
August 2018
Film Ferrania P30
Zeiss Sonnar 40/2.8 lens
Rollei 35S 35mm film camera

Dark Water

Rainbow Falls – Watkins Glen, New York

We had been interested in seeing the incredible views at Watkins Glen State Park for many years, but simply hadn’t found the time to visit it until the summer of 2018. Wow – it was even better than we anticipated! The canyon that the park is centered around is quite narrow and deep, which makes for tough shooting conditions with a film camera due to the lack of light. All of my shots within the canyon were ½-second in length, with the aperture wide-open – and still there were areas where I couldn’t take shots because it was simply too dark. Highly recommended as a travel destination.


Photo info:
Rainbow Falls
Gorge Trail
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen, New York
August 2018
Film Ferrania P30
Zeiss Sonnar 40/2.8 lens
Rollei 35S 35mm film camera