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Taken 6-Nov-12
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Photo Info

Dimensions4000 x 2670
Original file size9.35 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Nov-12 08:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D600
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure5s at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Eternal Flame Falls Ravine and Creek in Chestnut Ridge Park in the Fall - Autumn, Orchard Park, New York (NY).

Eternal Flame Falls

The Eternal Flame Falls Ravine in the Fall, head on, and from a distance. My previous photos from the location focused on the main waterfall and only on its lower portion featuring the little flame that gave this place its name.

This photo is more head on and further back showing almost the whole width of the ravine, the creek, and also the upper section of the waterfall. This is the view one gets to see upon arrival along the creek. I liked the last signs of late fall / autumn in and along the creek, with the red and yellow leaves nicely lining the waterfall.

The Eternal Flame Waterfall in the Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, NY, is a proof that frequently one does not have to search far to find wonders of nature. Here, the elements are in a constant clash! Who'd expect a flame constantly burning in the middle of a waterfall?

Thanks to a constantly escaping natural gas the flame keeps on burning. Only on one occasion did I find the flame extinguished. A lighter can easily fix that (matches are tougher since you need to get them through the waterfall first).

This wonderful place went from barely known about 10 years ago to rather crowded these days, including a brand new parking lot at a new alternate trail head. I hope it stays as great as it still is for years to come! Visitors, please, take your trash back with you!