I was planning to make a trip to Hocking Hill’s since long time. There is so much that makes Hocking Hills State Park unique. Cascading waterfalls, breathtaking cliffs, deep recess caves and forestland as far as the eye can see are just a few distinctive features of the region. There are six major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park – Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Conkle’s Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs. I started my hiking from Old Man’s cave. Old Man’s Cave is a grand display of nature’s beauty with its covering of Eastern Hemlocks, sheer cliffs and waterfalls. As there was less rains so the amount of water was less on the creek. The Upper falls is pretty close to the parking place. Before I start my hiking I stopped for a while on the guided map area and try to figure out the trail map. As I reached pretty early in the morning I could barely see anyone out there. But as I keep walking I started seeing people in the trail. Here are some of the images that I captured during my trip to Old man’s cave in Hocking Hills state park. Upper Falls, Old Man’s Cave
Hope my friends in USA had a great time on last week. There was so many fireworks everywhere. If I would say there is a fireworks in every month in Pittsburgh that wouldn’t be wrong. If you miss one fireworks then I am pretty sure you can be able to see fireworks on next month in Pittsburgh. So my new blog is on fireworks. I am going to share some of amazing fireworks pictures I have taken on Yinzburgh i.e. Pittsburgh which is also known as Steelcity.
Undoubtedly Pittsburgh has some amazing spot from where we can take great fireworks pictures along with the Skyline. For below image I choose a parking place in downtown and I waited more than an hour to get this picture. So this is one of my favourite image.
For next images I went to Schenley park. I was thinking to get shots of fireworks from this place since long time. I wasn’t sure if i will get good shots. But I think my decision wasn’t wrong. I really got some great shots from this place too.
So for the last set of fireworks images, I am posting from last week 4th of July celebration. There are few great view points in Pittsburgh from where we can see great fireworks. One of them is West End Bridge. I reach West End Bridge well ahead of time so that I can get nice place to stand and get the shots. Couple of years back when I went to West End Bridge to shot the 4th of July Fireworks there were more crowds and less photog. but this time I have seen its just reverse. That good.
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Pittsburgh has some great sunrise point. One of my favourite view point is “Point of View Park”. It sits on the edge of Mt. Washington (Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street) on the westernmost end of Grand View Scenic Byway Park. The park is named for a landmark public sculpture in bronze by James A. West, “Point of View”. The piece depicts George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta, with their weapons down, in a face-to-face meeting in October 1770, when the two men met while Washington was in the area examining land for future settlement along the Ohio River. When I reached at 5 AM at Point of View Park, the sky was slowly changing its color. Below Two shots are just before sun was getting rise above the horizon.
I spent more then an hour before and after sunrise and got some really incredible shots. These two shots I took while sun was just above the horizon.
I was about to leave the place when I did see the wave of clouds was travelling to the Pittsburgh Skyline. I can’t stop myself to capture them on my camera.
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Thank you very much to all who like my last post about McConnells Mill State Park . I always try to capture the view of Pittsburgh and its skyline from DIfferent perspective. Point at Point state Park is always a favourite place for me to take photos of skyline during early morning. Here are some of the photos I took during sunrise and sunset at Point.
Last but not the least and my favourite shot from Point state park.
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McConnells Mill State Park is located about 55 miles from Pittsburgh. The park features a deep scenic gorge with the restored watermill and a covered bridge at the bottom. There are several trails in the park, including a pair that lead to a waterfall. Its been a while I haven’t to hiking and thought of going to McConnells Mill with my camera bag.
The first waterfall is Alpha falls. I park in the Alpha pass and follow the trail sign. There are some stairs to go down to the falls.
After spending an hour on the Alpha falls I headed to the picnic area where I parked my and follow the trail to get down the watermill. The mill has a dam area that has a man made waterfall. So my next water falls is Kildoo Trail, It begins and ends at the McConnells Mill Covered Bridge and follows the banks of Slippery Rock Creek.
Well we are still getting snow and I always love to go out when its snowing. But it’s not so easy to go out and explore places. Last weekend we have got enough snow. I was planning to go to Ohio Pyle in South West Pennsylvania, from long time during the snow. But finally i made it there. While driving to ohio pyle we have got plenty of snow which makes driving very hard. But Toyota FJ Cruiser made everything easy. I was wondering how its looking today and stunt by seeing it on its live cam. So did a quick stop at falling water. When we reached falling water may be 5 or 6 visitors were there and probably we were the last.
After spending an hour in Falling headed to Ohio pyle. The snow stopped and weather was getting clear thats means COLD. Yes when we reached ohio Pyle state park area it was freezing cold but couldn’t stop us to get out of our car.
Before the weather gets more cold we headed to Cumcumber falls. I have seen few photos of snow covered cucumber falls from fellow photographers but looking with own naked eyes was gorgeous. I had to very careful while walking down to the fall as its was so slippery and icy condition.
Though weather was not good, it was snowy, windy and not a ideal condition to walk but happy with the results. I have got some really amazing photos. Thank you all for you kind visit and comments.
Hello Friends, Its been a while i was off from my blog. I was busy with my work and didn’t get much time to go out and take photos. Now I am back and hope i will regularly update on my blog. Its cold here in Pittsburgh. Couple of weeks back we got lot of snow falls infect we are still getting snow. I got some free time and decided to go out to get some snowscapes. It was not a good idea to go out during extreme but it was fun and lot of lesson learn. it was a good experience.
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