One Photo A Day | Day 255 | Different Views Of Watkins Glen State Park
I went from a place I have hardly ever been to to a place I have been to more than most.
Today I visited Watkins Glen State Park. Probably my most visited location if not my most photographed.
I have actually been here quite a few times this year. Probably more than normal for me.
Today I wanted to make a trip to Watkins Glen State Park for a very specific reason.
My plan was to photograph the park using a new combination of gear I now have.
I Just bought a small Joby tripod and ball head to use with my small Sony mirrorless camera.
Normally when I photograph waterfalls I am using a zoom lens so I can create a multitude of different compositions without even moving.
However, the lens I was using on my Sony was a 20mm prime lens. No zoom.
I went into this thinking I would be limited in some way. Unable to capture the variety of images I normally do.
In some ways that was right. But in other ways that was very very wrong.
While it was true I couldn’t zoom. What I could do was position this small camera and small tripod in places and angles I simply could not with my standard set up.
This allowed me to photograph the park’s amazing features from different positions and angles I never could before.
The image below is one such photograph. This small tree was growing out of the rock wall on which I am standing. I would never have been able to get my standard rig into position for this photo.
I really wanted to focus on the tree. I am not sure that I nailed that aspect. But I think the photograph still turned out nicely.