We started by going to the Moosewood Restaurant for lunch. The food was fantastic, and the service was great.
Next we went to the Taughannock Falls Overlook for a view of the falls. These falls are incredible any time of the year, but the ice helps to make them spectacular. A sense of scale is difficult, but these falls are 215 tall. They are among the tallest falls East of the Rockies. Plus a year long photo blog in this area wouldn't be complete without at least one photo of Taughannock Falls.
We ended the day getting supplies at the the Shops at the Ithaca Mall and were elbow to elbow with Cornell University and Ithaca College students who have returned to Ithaca.
A cold day in Ithaca is not necessarily a bad day.
- It's always interesting to go to a site seeing spot with lots of people with cameras. Many assume I'm a professional (probably because I'm old, and have a tripod.) Little do they know. But I find it a great place to talk to people, as well as take photos. I find that many times there are others that are there that also know something about photography. I learn by watching what they find interesting in ways that I haven't considered. I also tell them what I'm trying to accomplish, and I like to hear their responses.
- I find that if I attempt to blur the water in the falls by using a longer exposure that it begins to look like ice. I like having a distinction between the ice and the falls. So, for me I don't tend to blur the water in these types of photos.