bottom of Lucifer Falls in Robert H. Treman Park

Lori has been on furlough this week from ΙBM (a program by which thousands of employees are directed to not work in exchange for little or no pay to sabotage development schedules, destroy morale, and set the stage for future layoffs).  We’ve taken advantage of this to get a lot of work done around the house and get in some good hiking in the Ithaca/Tompkins County area such as Robert H. Treman State Park and Buttermilk Falls State Park.  Waterfalls seemed to be our theme.

At the bottom of Lucifer Falls I was shooting some pictures and Lori said, “Why don’t you slap on a 10-stop neutral density filter to get that nice creamy look in the waterfall.”  (Or maybe she said, “What is this, a hike or a funeral dirge?”  I just don’t recall.)

The next day we went to Buttermilk Falls and were beset by cool, perfect, sunny weather, a real loser for photography but I made the best of it by enjoying the hike instead.