Alan Pelletier Photography

Landscape and Travel Photography

Archive for ‘July, 2019’

Photo of the week

Blogging is something new to me and quite honestly time consuming as I found that I was writing long blogs about vacations and photography. This coupled with my need to carefully craft a blog post and reviewing it several times before I would release it was a daunting task, especially when posting on IG and FB each taking time along with all the other things in my life. So, I’m trying a new formula with a shorter blog post that features one of my recent photos that I have posted on my other social media outlets.

Waterfall at Day Pond State Park

Today’s photo features a waterfall at Day Pond State Park in Colchester, CT. I have seen numerous posts on IG of the waterfalls and being in my hometown, I needed to find it. After reviewing information on the CT DEEP website about getting to the waterfalls, I packed my gear and headed out. It’s about a 0.75 mile hike from the outlet of Day Pond, mostly downhill to the waterfalls. The waterfalls are comprised of several cascading falls with an overall drop of about 40 feet.

Being late in the afternoon and located within a fairly thickly wooded area, I did not need to use filters to create a longer exposure of the falling water. Depending on the volume of the falling water, I find that exposures between 1/5 sec to 2 sec typically give me the look I desire. For processing I used LR and PS with DXO Nik Color Effect 4 to provide the detail in the image. For additional information on photographing waterfalls or processing, please feel free to contact me.