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.