Friday, March 6, 2009

Images from the Hocking Hills

As we round the bend to spring, I find that I have the Hocking Hills on my mind. The Hocking Hills is one of the most beautiful natural areas in southeastern Ohio, and it's home to the Shoot the Hills photo competition which is held in April. This will be the competition's 8th year, and this will be my second year to compete.

Last year, I made several trips up to different regions of the Hocking Hills to "prep" for the competition. Here are some images that I came away with. These were all shot at Cedar Falls.

Hemlock branches shine in the sun

The water was crazy clear, and beautiful

The water shapes the sand and rocks in brilliant patterns

Sand - close up

A narrow pass of just downstream from a waterfall

And here's the waterfall. I'm thinking about entering this photo in the "print" division of this year's competition.

I love to photograph water (moving and still), rocks, and sand, and the Hocking Hills is full of all 3, so it's a little slice of heaven for me and my camera.

The weather this Sunday is supposed to be cloudy, good for photographing waterfalls (although I don't know how strongly they'll be running). Might just have to take a trip up there to start prepping my photo-brain for this year's competition.


Meg said...

Magnificent imgages! I love the Hocking Hills, too. I haven't been there in a long time and your photographs took me back. Thanks! And happy Friday!

Shellmo said...

You should definitely enter that photo Heather!!

NW Nature Nut said...

Those are all great photos! Good luck.

Kelly said...

...nice photos. I especially like the photo shot through the water of the designs in the silt, and the last waterfall...looks like a post should enter it.