EOS 3, handheld
Sigma 24-135 at 24mm
Fuji Provia 100F
|Long way back|
It's funny. When doing a little research for this particular photo, I tried to search on Watkins Glen history, and most of what I was turning up dealt with the racetrack nearby.
So I can't tell you too much about the gorgeous Watkins Glen State Park, a fraction of which is seen above. I do know that nearby Seneca Lake, which it empties into, is glacial in origin, having been carved during the Pleistocene Glaciation period between two million and 11,000 years ago, when glaciers advanced and retreated numerous times in central New York. Whether the Glen River that presently carves out the chasm seen above existed before then or not, I can't say, and I have no idea how long it would take to cut down through about 120 meters (400 feet) that the gorge drops. But in those layers sits over 400 million years of Earth history, as well as some very scenic bits too.
This was my first return to the area in decades, having grown up towards the other end of the lake, but the day wasn't quite what I wanted – from heavy haze to full overcast, dimming and greying the light. So better photos wait on another return. So it goes.