Autumn Calm and Awe

Fall foliage ornaments the watercourse in Fillmore Glen near Moravia.

“The Finger Lakes Region is a beautiful area of glacier-carved lakes, gorges, and glens,” says Michigan-based landscape photographer Joe Braun, on his website “From the famous state parks, like Watkins Glen and Letchworth, to all of the gorges in the greater Ithaca area, there are many beautiful waterfalls just waiting to be seen!”

One of the upper falls of Enfield Creek in Treman State Park, close to Ithaca.

And photographed. Joe’s Finger Lakes “waterfall journey” resulted in these beautiful fall images. “I don’t really go after overly artsy or abstract shots,” he explains. “I primarily like to take landscape images that make viewers feel like they are standing right in the scene and, hopefully, my images relay a sense of calm and awe.”

An early dusting of snow in Treman State Park.

In addition to hiking and backpacking Zion National Park in Utah and Acadia National Park in Maine, Joe enjoys visiting the Finger Lakes. “The region remains just under the national tourism radar, and is a wonderful area to hike and sightsee.”

Autumn colors adorn Potter’s Falls along Six Mile Creek, near Ithaca.


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