Tuesday Photo Challenge – Outdoors by jansenphoto (Dutch goes the photo )

Flowing water in the great outdoors!

This photograph was taken last fall during a weekend trip to Seneca Lake. Bhavna and I hiked the Buttermilk Falls trail.

We stopped along the way to rest, but we ere exhausted when we got to the top. We are both in our 50’s, slightly overweight, and do not exercise as much as we want. In my case, the fear of hypoglycaemia limits the activities that I am willing to do. Bhavna is limited by the amount of pain her feet can bare.

I brought my Fuji X-T2, Manfrotto tripod and Hoya neutral density filter. When we stopped to catch a breather, I took some photos. Capturing images proved challenging. The falls are a popular tourist destination, even in the fall. I jammed by tripod up against the stone barricades, doing my best to keep the legs off the path, to avoid tripping other hikers. Hikers would sometimes stop their ascent or descent from asking questions about what I was doing or about my gear.

Battery Park

I don’t enjoy commuting to New York City. Today, I expected my morning commute to Manhattan to be about two hours. It took me just under three hours.

But once I am in the city, I enjoy having a choice of places to eat. I enjoy watching the tourist and daily commuters on their lunch breaks. And when the weather is excellent, like it is today, I enjoy the stroll from Old Slip to Battery Park.

Right now, I am in Battery Park, enjoying the incredibly pleasant weather in New York City today. Bagpipes are playing in the background. There is a memorial event for veterans of World War II.

If only I could convince my wife, when the weather is this great, to come with me for a day (dawn to dusk) around Brooklyn Bridge Park, Battery Park and Governor’s Island.

I brought my Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF16-55m F2.8 R WR LM lens with me. My Timbuktu messenger bag feels “stuffed”, but I am happy I brought the camera. I am improving my street photography, but I still feel self-conscious about focusing my camera on strangers.

Battery Park, Manhattan, New York, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (35.3 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.002 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams