Eternal Flame...Chestnut Ridge Park, WNY WaterfallsPosted on October 27, 2016
I photographed the Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park for an editorial assignment earlier this year. Western New York was experiencing a severe drought and though the flame glowed brightly, the waterfall was essentially dry. When I returned this fall to photograph the Eternal Flame for the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, several days of steady rain had fallen. Late afternoon sun broke through the dark autumnal skies, the flame burned against the steely gray shale cliffs and water tumbled over the falls. It was a magical landscape, captured at what photographers call "the magic hour".