Diary from Pittsburgh – Point of View Park

We had some amazing sunrise and sunset during July 4th Weekend. I must say after such a long time I have seen such a great sunrise. I reach the Point of View Park which is on the edge of Mt. Washington (Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street) one hour prior to sunrise. I also use my GoPro to capture the sunrise on timelapse. All these images are digitally blended from multi-exposure images. I used Canon EOS 6D body, Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8L lens and Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter to capture these images.

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Some more images from this spot on some other day:

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you can see the timelapse version on my YouTube Channel:

Diary from Hocking Hills, OH

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

Upper Falls, Old Man’s cave
Upper Falls, Old Man’s Cave
Trail to Lower falls, Old Man’s Cave
Davil’s Bathtub, Hocking Hills
Lower Falls, Old Man’s Cave

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Pymatuning Lake

I always love taking landscape photos either in the early in the morning or sunset time. On weekend I have decided to go Pymatuning Lake which is an hour drive from Pittsburgh to get some photos during sunset time. Pymatuning Lake is a man-made lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania and Ashtabula County, Ohio in the United States, on land that was once a very large swamp.

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Butter Milk Falls…

For today’s post I am heading to Western Pennsylvania and I will be sharing with you Butter Milk falls in Beaver County. As legend goes, the falls were named in the Civil War era when the train stopped in Homewood Junction and a group of young folks went for a picnic at the falls. They toasted to Buttermilk Falls, and the falls have been known that way ever since.

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Buttermilk Falls is a 35′ plunge on Clark Run in Homewood Pennsylvania. The area is geologically recognized as home to Homewood Sandstone used locally in bridge piers, tunnels, roadways and in the construction of Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh.

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There is a railroad above the falls, and the gorge below the falls was used as a quarry. You can see evidence of the holes they drilled to remove blocks of stone. But despite all that, it is still a pretty waterfall, and very easy to visit. This is a classic plunge waterfall, and you can easily walk behind it without getting wet.

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Cucumber Falls….

As My last post was on Fallingwater, So today’s post I am heading to Cucumber falls and its picnic area in Ohiopyle state park. With its 30 foot drop and gorgeous ravine, it is no wonder that many visitors to Ohiopyle put Cucumber Falls on their ‘must-see’ list. As you get close to Cucumber Falls the mist from the waterfall makes everything wet..and slippery.

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Another great place to see near to this falls is Cucumber falls picnic area. A nice isolated area covered by dense woods. Great place for hiking and photography. Below is one of the stream in the Cucumber falls picnic area which carries normally very less water. I like the low POV here.

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