Thursday, June 24, 2010

What A Weekend In Ithaca!

Photo by Rick Tyrseck

From Mark Bowie and Joe LeFevre after their workshop Spring Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes:

"Spring in the Finger Lakes region, where over 200 waterfalls swollen by recent rains plunged through deep gorges and over rocky ledges. We based ourselves out of Ithaca, centrally located to many of the region’s most spectacular waterfalls. We visited Taughannock Falls, the highest in New York State, and Watkins Glen State Park, whose numerous cascades sluice through dramatic gorges. In Havana Glen we photographed Eagle Creek Falls as it leaps over a rock precipice into a bowl-shaped basin adorned with greenery. We also visited Hector Falls, She-Qua-Ga Falls, Aunt Sarah's Falls, and, in Robert H. Treman State Park, the magnificent Lucifer Falls. The resulting images reveal that each is its own microcosm, with a distinctive personality."

Joe and Mark led lively, interactive sessions with tips and strategies specific to photographing waterfalls. They also covered digital workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop, and techniques for creating panoramas and high dynamic range images. Premiere photo locations, knowledgeable guides, and receptive and talented participants… these key ingredients came together for a fabulous weekend of image making.