If it's one thing that is probably the most intimidating when it comes to photography it is dealing with weather. We often stay inside or figure eh its crummy out why should I bother to bring my camera? Well I'll tell you that some of the best images come from the worst weather. Nature has a way of revealing her true colors when a storm comes rolling in. While we should always exercise caution, if it is safe to be out, get out there and make some images!
I got to the trail and it was just me. No fellow photographers. It's a shame when some fear they may melt. With the fresh air and trail head in front of me I headed out. The trickiest part about this trail is that it is rather dangerous due to ice, narrow cliff side paths and the pouring rain.
Once you past a narrow turn and start to head down toward the base of the trail Raymondskill Falls reveals itself!
Raymondskill Falls has a tremendous amount of water rushing through it and with the storm just starting to part (got lucky for just the right amount of time to shoot) I went to work. I tried everything from different angles, foreground and close ups.
The best thing you can do as a photographer is to look at things differently. Often times you will be out shooting, especially at a popular destination, and see what most people see, but this may have you miss the photo of a life time. I highly recommend looking closer, changing the view point, or trying something different. Even stepping back for a moment just to take it all in. If it is one thing in life as a photographer I try and remind myself of most is to not always be missing from my images. Take it in and appreciate where you are!
Fun Fact: 'Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state, and only 4 feet shorter than Niagara'