Sunshine Streaming Through The Forest by Gene Walls

Sunshine Streaming Through The Forest by 

On a hike through Watkins Glen gorge, the glowing stream of sunlight commanded my attention. This photo was taken in the heavily wooded area, above the gorge, near the highest point in the park. Watkins Glen State Park is located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake in upstate New York.

This photo was shot handheld on August 3rd with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM zoom lens at the widest focal length of 70mm. The shutter speed was 1/125th sec. @ f/8 and the ISO was set to 400. The image is “straight from the camera”.

© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Looks so peaceful…Love the lighting!

  • It’s a fantastic place to keep in touch with nature! Thanks!

    – Gene Walls

  • trish725
    trish725about 5 years ago

    Fantastic sun rays! Good shot!

  • Thank you very kindly, Trish!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks for the great news, Maureen! Truly appreciated!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Lovely the sunlight streaming thru!!

  • Thanks, Ciana! The air was misty after a rain shower and it really made the sunlight look amazing to me. I’m so glad you like it!

    Kindest wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 2 years ago

    I love the light rays, like God kissing the forest! Dee

  • Thank you very kindly, Dee!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Heather007
    Heather007over 2 years ago

    So fresh!

  • Thank you very much, Heather!

    Kindest regards,


    – Gene Walls

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