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And I think to myself, what a wonderful world...

Watkins Glen State Park in New York... The website stated "Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound." I was somewhat cynical, but had seen photos here on dA that had intrigued me, and after experiencing the gorge I realised that it was not just marketing hype.
The two mile gorge trail descended 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, and apparently19 waterfalls (I forgot to keep count). In the calm of the early morning it was indeed spellbinding. A wonderful balance of nature and man-made paths carved into a meandering gorge of layered shale. A most excellent way to share a beautiful morning.

The same morning:


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A Special Thank You to Sara =xthumbtakx for suggesting my photo. And thanks to Trevor ^trevg for featuring.


And a huge thanks to all who have faved and commented :heart:
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Spellbound by *sheltiemad ( Suggested by xthumbtakx and Featured by trevg )
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the3dman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I visited this place just because of your pictures.

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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... that's awesome. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for sharing your photo!
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:iconcoruskating:
coruskating Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
3d gorgeous!
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it!
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:iconben-kelevra:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
featured in GREEN
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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:iconben-kelevra:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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Swoosh-e Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Jealous... stunning shot :)
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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:iconmefotografie:
mefotografie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what a beautiful place...
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it was! Glad you enjoyed the photo :)
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking.
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:iconalidesignr:
alidesignr Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:+fav: & :iconpinterestplz1::iconpinterestplz2: @ [link]
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:iconhamptonboss:
hamptonboss Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow that is so cool ...make me want to buy a ticket to the states tomorrow
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes... a very cool place and well worth the visit if you do get to the States. :)
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:iconexaltedpoet:
ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty
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:iconbishanmashrur:
BishanMashrur Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TRULY I AM, SPELLBOUND!
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful shot. :)
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:iconcheesefreak123:
cheesefreak123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Artist
pretty
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:iconmomiecat:
momiecat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you enjoyed :)
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Truly inspiring image. I want to go there! Wow. I love your photography!
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, this place is quite magical... I have very fond memories.
Thanks again for commenting :hug:
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Alabastra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Featured in my journal: [link] :w00t:
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Kara-Kulak Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Good lawd. There are no words... :O
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerthnxplz: Glad it left you spellbound...
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:iconmahoganymami:
MahoganyMami Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, just beautivul.
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks: Thank you... glad you like it!
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smoothtiger Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Very nice gallery
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Toto... glad you enjoyed your visit :thanks:
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smoothtiger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
You're welcome.
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CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning. I remember visiting places like this in my younger years, and they always left me with that same feeling of awe. Beautiful shot here, I need to go visit this someday! :D
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment! Glad you enjoyed it and I hope you do get there to share in the beauty! :w00t:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Angie! Much appreciated :iconthankyouveryplz:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
It’s my pleasure! :hug:
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:iconshod:
shod Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, I grew up in the finger lakes, but did not get into photography until I left. I would like to go back and get some shots sometime
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you get to do that! Thanks for your comment :thanks:
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JMShevock Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
WOW!!!! Incredible photo! Very inspiring, I'm so going to have to go there. I can see myself writing for hours on those steps!
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PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you enjoyed it... and thanks for sharing your enthusiasm! It would be an inspirational place for creating... but after 10am it has quite a throng of people walking through enjoying it, so perhaps not as peaceful as in this photo!
Thanks for commenting :)
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amishgirlbrooklyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
that is beautiful!
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you... glad you enjoyed it!
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:iconamishgirlbrooklyn:
amishgirlbrooklyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
your welcome!
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:iconmasterxai:
masterxai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
magical feeling!
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! And welcome to dA!
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:iconmasterxai:
masterxai Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
thxn.
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:iconatm0:
AtM0 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
bueatiful location
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeed it is :) Thanks for commenting!
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:iconking-namako:
king-namako Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fantastic and wonderful!
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:iconphotobytrace:
PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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