In Watkins Glen State Park, visitors are (mostly) confined to the trail which primarily consist of rock, rock steps and rock walls.
I usually prefer to keep the hand of man out of my landscape photos, but that is not so easy to do at this location.
That the man-made features are so interesting is part of the attraction of this park and that made it easier for me to get out of my box.
While trying to figure out what to do with this scene, I used one of my frequent wide angle tips and that was to get in close to something interesting in the foreground.
I didn't have to get too creative with that advice here because the only foreground I could get close to and still see the waterfall (Pluto Falls) was ... the wall.
Fortunately, that worked out OK.
I especially like how the man-made lines in the stone stairs and wall interact with the natural lines in the rock.
The vertical lines of the water and gorge cutting through the rock intersect those horizontal lines and draw the viewer's eye into the frame.
The Sony a7R III
and Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
were a very nice combination for this hike.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr