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Diamond at the Bottom of the Drain by Adam Baker
Thursday, 21st October 2010

Diamond at the Bottom of the Drain

by Adam Baker

While taking this shot, a guy right beside me proposed to his lady friend, it was cute - she said yes. They asked me to take a couple photos of them...and I obliged. The bride-to-be wanted a close up of the ring and as she took the ring off (why, I'll never know) it slipped out of her fingers, hit the top of the barrier, bounced, fell off the other side onto a very small patch of grass just inches before a rather long drop to the bottom of the gorge. Yikes. The ring was carefully recovered by the groom, and I doubt the bride has taken the ring off since. Location: Trumansburg, NY
Equipment: Canon 5DII, 24-105L, Polarizer, Induro Tripod
Adam Baker
I’m a photographer based in Ithaca, NY. Central NY’s finger lakes and the Northeast are my playground. Everyday I try to bring a unique vision of the area to my viewers.

Diamond at the Bottom of the Drain by Adam Baker was photo of the day on Thursday, 21st October 2010. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


21st October 2010 at 5:33 am

Sweet shot Adam, most worthy of POTD!!!

May Lanchbury

21st October 2010 at 8:12 am

That’s a stunning photo! I wonder how long that waterfall has been flowing if it is solely responsible for wearing away the cliffs to its current level.

21st October 2010 at 8:13 am

Congrats Adam! How many is that for you now? ;)

21st October 2010 at 10:12 am

Thanks for the story; the shot shows a wonderful place especially with the autumn colors; thanks for sharing.

21st October 2010 at 11:59 am

Mr. Baker, What a lovely welcome to the fall season. Thank you for sharing your picture with us.

21st October 2010 at 1:26 pm

Thanks everyone! In my haste, I forgot to mention this is Taughannock Falls.


21st October 2010 at 1:33 pm

‘Grats Adam. Lovely shot


21st October 2010 at 2:15 pm

This is a beautiful Fall scene that you have captured.

21st October 2010 at 2:41 pm

And I was looking to see what part of Arkansas this is. Hmmm New York! And I loved the story, it added a 5th dimension to the photo.

Marie Dunphy Harding

21st October 2010 at 2:50 pm

So picturesque,it looks unreal! I like the Fall colors surrounding the entire scene.
Great background for the engagement; perhaps dropping the diamond was an omen!


21st October 2010 at 2:52 pm

Beautiful find! What a gift. Thank you so much for the compositions- visual and written glimpses of the beauty of our world holding within them a promise.

Laura Milholland

21st October 2010 at 5:22 pm

Magnificent shot and quite a story! Glad it had a happy ending. This is truly a glorious location, and beautifully shot.


21st October 2010 at 5:38 pm

Gorgeous Photo! Great story! I was just talking with a co-worker the other day about all the gorgeous parks between Ithaca and Watkins Glen. New York State certainly has more than her share of natural beauty!

Scott Jones

21st October 2010 at 6:24 pm

Beautiful photo & location. Thanks for posting the name of the falls. I would like to visit some day.


22nd October 2010 at 5:42 pm

All I can say is WOW!!!!!! :)

23rd October 2010 at 4:53 pm

Beautiful waterfall Adam. Congratulations on your POTD.

25th October 2010 at 1:27 am

I like the colors.

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