Early Morning Landscapes at Hocking Hills

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Jman, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Got up at the crack of dawn to head down to Hocking Hills again today...partially for real shooting, partially for scouting for when I go down during peak fall color in a few weeks. Bunch O Shots here:









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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Great set Jordan! My favorite is the last photo. Love that natural framing. I take it that you had a ND filter for the waterfall photos. What level of ND did you need?
  3. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    What's a ND Filter?

    Love the up-under canopy shot plus the stone bridge - has a total yesteryear vibe to it.

  4. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 13, 2010
    Neutral Density.. Essentially, sunglasses for your camera lens. They allow you to get longer shutter speeds without blowing out your exposure, because they let less light in. That's how Jordan got those waterfalls to be so creamy.


    Great shots Jordan. Which fisheye are you using?

    I especially like 2 and 7.
  5. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2010
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Very very nice. Well worth getting up early. Tell me about the bridge and cave shots ... lens and stuff.

  7. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Great set of a fantastic location, wish I lived near that! :smile:
  8. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Thanks everyone. The fisheye shots are with the Panasonic 8mm (fantastic lens...extremely sharp at all apertures, corner to corner...makes the 7-14 look soft). These are with the 8mm, 7-14 and the 14-45, GH2, all tripod mounted, of course (Induro C313 carbon fiber with PhotoClam head, in case anyone cares). No ND filter was used...these were early enough in the morning that light levels were low and long shutter speeds were needed.
  9. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I live near there, and have never been. Looks like I should...

    Some great shots there.
  10. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Water looks a bit blue - was it that way in real life?
  11. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Lovely shots. Excelent photos.
  12. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
  13. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    It looks like an energy drink (Monster low-carb?) coming down those falls on my laptop screen. :biggrin:

    Fantastic shots - love the bridge and last images especially. Really great.
  14. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Agree about the blue...the excessive blue cast on the water has been fixed. Reload and enjoy. Thanks!
  15. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Great shots.'especially the waterfalls

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  16. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice shots, thanks. I remember visiting there during my days at OU (in Athens,O).