I keep returning to images made early this fall in the Chautauqua Gorge, between Chautauqua itself and lake Eerie in western New York State, and this is another of them. The early fall colors are particularly interesting as they contrast with the predominant green of the forest, most of which had not yet begun turning color. Perhaps my fascination with this is that it mimics our autumn in the Pacific Northwest where the bits of color contrast dramatically with the evergreen forest background. Here, in addition to the flare of yellow from the back-lit autumn tree, we have the layered stair step pattern of the eroded sandstone producing wonderful patterns in the flowing water, along with the deep green moss under the water in the reddish stone, and the multicolored autumn leaves which have fallen so far. Click on image to enlarge.