If you subscribe to any of the Flickr NY waterfalls groups – you’ve seen shots of the Croton Dam. I couldn’t wait to try my hand at shooting this amazing structure. Our first visit was at 9PM at night with a full moon.
See the stars and the plane streaking by? This is a 30 second exposure with a 1600 ISO – never in a million years would I have believed the dark could light up like this!! Left a fair amount of noise in the shadows though.
The next morning we proceeded to the top of the dam – for these shots I’m standing on the bridge you can see in the first two shots. I wasn’t terribly pleased with these shots – I just don’t feel I captured the scope of the fall colors and the rushing water. I am pleased with this close up shot of the water going over the dam (the falls in the prior two shots are behind me as I take this picture).
Even though it’s four hours away from my home – you can be sure I’ll be visiting Croton Dam again and again. The possibilities are endless!!