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Lighting The Way

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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This is a summertime view from just below Minnehaha Falls in Watkins Glen State Park. A very violent thunderstorm had just ended, when the sun suddenly broke through the gray clouds. This golden shaft of sunlight had found its way to the bottom of the misty gorge. It was well worth getting soaking wet to catch this rare sight.

I was convinced that this photo had been lost forever. I clearly remembered taking the shot, but I could never find it. It turns out that I had filled all of my memory cards at this point during our hike. Fortunately, my wife had some unused left on her memory card, but it had been formatted in her camera. She gave me her Flash Card so I could keep on shooting. That put my image file numbers out of their normal sequence, so quite a few my photos were misplaced on my hard drive. I was recently sorting our RAW image files and found these “lost” photos. I just viewed them for the first time ever and was so glad that they were there.

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Watkins Glen State Park is located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, in Watkins Glen, New York, USA. This beautiful gorge can be found in the “Finger Lakes” region, in the southwestern part of the state.

Please visit my “RedBubble Collection” of Watkins Glen photos posted on RB right now. It includes my most viewed image called Heaven’s Light In Watkins Glen

This photograph was captured with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens on a Canon EOS 10D DSLR body. The aperture was f/8, shutter speed was 1/60th second at the 35mm focal length. The camera & Lens were mounted on a Manfrotto tripod with a Manfrotto “joystick” ball head.

© 2011 Gene Walls

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