A Walk in the Woods

Had another great day off and got to spend some time in the woods in Ohiopyle State Park.  I photographed Cucumber Falls completely frozen over, the main falls and then a little in the woods.  At one point I was in the woods and noticed a set of footprints in the snow.  They were filled with the last snow and a little windblown but still visible due to the late afternoon sun casting its long shadows over the area.  And I wondered to myself, perhaps this is the road less traveled and the road which I should be following.

Cucumber Falls FrozenCucumber Falls frozen over after a week of below freezing weather.

Hidden FootstepsFootsteps in the woods.

Ohiopyle FallsThe main falls in Ohiopyle State Park.

Shall We SitWould you like to sit and watch the water.

Water SlidesThis is the top of the natural water slides in Ohiopyle State Park.  I just don’t understand why there was nobody enjoying a ride down the slides.  Could have been that the temp was just a little over 15ºF.

An Adventure into the Cold

Sunday was my birthday and I decided since it was the coldest day of the winter so far I should celebrate by going out to my local waterfall and taking some frozen photos of the falls and stream.  In the close up of the falls you can see that it hasn’t really frozen completely as of yet but I am hopeful that by my next day off from work it will be frozen completely over.

Watch for an update on Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle this weekend.

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Project 365 | Day 64 Frozen Falls

For todays photo we go to the majestic Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.  I live about 30 minutes away from this waterfall and have photographed it for many years now.  I have photographed it in every season, weather, and lighting that you can imagine and I always find something to challenge me when I’m there.  Because of the location of this waterfall exposure can be, lets say difficult, so for this shot I used a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range).   Which is basically putting together several different photos and using the best parts of each, this one is from 5 different exposures.

Cucumber Falls 2014

Signs of Spring

Recently I was able to get out and about with the photography group that I belong to and we took a trip to Ohiopyle State Park.  We stopped at the main falls then went to cucumber falls and then a quick stop to shoot a few wild flowers.  This was the first time I was able to get out for a while and I was really glad that I did.

Here are two photos of Cucumber Falls and two shots of Trilliums.

The Majestic Waterfall

Where I live, I am lucky enough to have an amazing park just a few miles away.  The name of the park is Ohiopyle State Park.  If you have ever been there you will agree that it is a beautiful place.  There are several waterfalls, bike trails, hiking trails, and places to relax and enjoy the weather.  Todays photo is of the main falls, which at one time had a mill built on it where the local farmers could get their grain ground.

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A Swift River

For tonights post I am showing you a photograph that I took last summer in the middle of the day in bright sunlight.  By stacking Neutral Density filters on top of one another I was able to get the exposure down to 35sec at f22 with 100 ISO.  This is a digital photo and I found with longer exposures and more filters I was getting a strange red cast to the photographs.

Let me know your thoughts and if you have ever experimented with this type of filter stacking before.

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