I cannot believe it’s the end of September. Where has the time gone this year. However, I am looking forward to nature displaying her colors and seeing the animals out and about preparing for, dare I say it, winter.
I snapped this photo while hiking in a state park called Nelson’s Ledges in Ohio. That is a really interesting place and I encourage everyone to visit. It totally beckoned me when I read trail highlights such as Devil’s Ice Box and Fat Man’s Peril! Way funny!
Remember, every so often you just gotta take a deep breath and look around you!
I’m looking forward to fall. The heat of summer dissipates, the morning dew lies heavy on the ground, and the light of day is shorter. It’s my favorite season. Nature explodes with color and shows off her beauty for all to admire and enjoy.
As I have stated here before, don’t forget to look around every so often. Take a deep breath and soak it all in. The show is only around for a short time!
Last week I had a few hours so I drove South to Ohiopyle State Park, PA. These are two of my favorite photos from the shoot. It was so relaxing to see the waterfalls. I used a viable ND filter so I could leave the shutter open longer. The top photo was exposed for 8 seconds to give it that effect.
Please remember to visit my Facebook page (Photo Life Journal). I posted the photos there Sunday but just now posted them here. I’ll try to be a little faster next time!
As a side note, I entered 5 photos in a contest last weekend where 4 of them placed! I actually sold one of them! Anytime you se a photo on here and would like a print, please contact me – leave a reply or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m slowly getting through my photos from vacation. I found this gem and decided to post. It’s from Spearfish, SD, a waterfall called Roughneck Falls. It was late afternoon when I was there so the lighting was totally perfect, plus I used an ND filter.
As you know I love to photography waterfalls and the ones in South Dakota were no exception. The tails allowed us to get close. I love the sound of running water and was so happy to see a great amount falling here.
I’ll post more waterfalls from Yellowstone and South Dakota so stay tuned.
Awesome beauty to behind in the West. This country is so beautiful one must get out to explore and take in all that the world has to offer.
I remember about 17 years ago I was lamenting about my job and where I wanted to go. My friend said to me, “Where in the world do you want to go?” My response was to ask don’t you mean where in the state or nation? He said he was very clear when he said the world. I soon found myself going to South Korea for my job. I then realized that there was so much more to explore than just my own back yard.
Don’t limit yourself. Don’t think of only what you know. Educate yourself, travel, explore. Get lost and open yourself to new adventures.
It was good to be back in nature today. I’m still healing from my fall on Memorial Day so I took an easy, flat walk to Hells Hollow. I used an ND filter, 2 second exposure, -5 exposure compensation. I snapped this one as soon as the sun was hidden by some clouds which allowed me to leave the shutter open longer!
I’m excited about an upcoming long road trip and can’t wait to share more photos with you! There will be more waterfalls and hopefully some wildlife!
Until then, be careful out there! But be fearless too!
I was going back through some photos and found this one I took at Alpha Pass in McConnells Mill State Park on April 29. Sometimes when I go back to look through photos I find treasures! This is one, I think. I often struggle with the lighting at this waterfall because at the top it’s usually very bright but darker at the bottom.
I wasn’t able to get out this weekend because on Memorial Day I fell hiking and hurt my hip and tailbone. I took it easy this past week in order to heal quickly (I hope).
Maybe next weekend I’ll get back out there with the camera – I’m missing it! But for now, enjoy the peacefulness of this waterfall.
I had the pleasure of the morning outside in nature enjoying beautiful weather and wonderful scenery. Nature was at her best this morning, showing off her beauty for me to photograph. I took this photo on my way to Hells Hollow at McConnells Mill State Park in Portersville, PA. I love watching the water flow over the rocks, slowing the shutter to capture all of it.
Take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to remember those who sacrificed everything so that we have the freedom to travel this great nation of ours taking photos and posting our opinions freely.
Last weekend I had the privilege of visiting another state park, Oil Creek State Park in Oil City, PA. On the trail to Pioneer Waterfall we saw this beautiful flower in bloom, Lady Slipper. At first I decided to leave my camera in my backpack rather than stop to drag it out. But others had stopped and a lady there encouraged me to take a moment to photograph it. This was the only photo I got because on the way back we discovered someone had picked the blooms. I was so sad, disappointed, disgusted, irate . . . . you name it! We all were upset.
Please folks, when out in nature, only take away photos and memories. Only leave your footprint.