Category Archives: landscape

Water Falls and Ice at Blackwater Falls State Park (WVa)

Had a great 3+ days with the family staying in a cabin, hiking around, and taking photos of the winter scenery. There was not enough snow to cross-country ski or sled, but the cold temps and the couple of inches on the ground (and on branches) made for some great photo opportunities. I’m posting a few today and will follow up in the next few days. Meanwhile enjoy and feel free to leave comments, especially constructive critiques.

Here’s a basic view of the falls.

After spending some time shooting from straight on (more or less) while experimenting a bit with different focal lengths, I started to see if I could find a different way to see the falls. I liked this side view a lot.

And I also liked this close-up view of the icicles behind the falls.

Elakala Falls is another beautiful water fall in the park. It’s not as imposing as Blackwater, but quite beautiful just the same, perhaps more so.

Elakala Falls

Vacation – Part 2

A couple more photos from the vacation. First, a shot of a gull on the beach (Upper Peninsula) of Lake Michigan. I followed this fellow down the beach trying to get him to spring into the air to see if I could get a photo of that split second. He kept walking away from me and I kept snapping pictures. When he finally did take to the air, he was too quick for me and I didn’t get the shot I was hoping for. But I like how this one turned out with the smooth sand and his shadow.

Second, sunrise, I believe, over the east lake at Interlochen State Park in Michigan. Nice warm colors and glow off the water.