Kicking off 2024 with a winter off-roading adventure in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains presented an unparalleled experience.
In the serene setting of Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park, a remarkable concrete bridge spans Old Man's Creek. Made from a series of cast-in-place concrete platforms and piers, this bridge is a testament to both resilience and design.
These photographs capture a period of warmer weather and vibrant autumn leaves, showcasing Douglas Falls and Albert Falls on the North Fork Blackwater River near Davis, West Virginia.
As a writer and photographer with extensive travel experience, I have come to appreciate the hidden allure of my hometown, Ashland, Kentucky. Initially, I viewed Ashland as just another urban area, notable more for its commercial and industrial aspects than for its scenic or cultural offerings. However, after visiting many other places across the country, I now see Ashland in a new light, charmed by its revitalized urban heart and its commitment to preserving its unique character.
On a clear autumn day, I found myself at the R. J. Corman farm near Wilmore. It was no surprise to see the horse and cattle farm beautifully lined with maple trees, their leaves a fiery spectrum of reds. The scene seemed a fitting homage to Rick Corman’s enduring impact.
Amidst the splendor of the Allegheny Highlands, I found myself drawn once again to Blackwater Falls State Park on a brisk autumn day. With two friends in tow, I was eager to showcase the park's renowned gems: the iconic Blackwater Falls, the captivating Falls of the Elakala, and the breathtaking views from Lindy Point at sunset.
In my recent travels to the scenic southeastern corner of Ohio, I was spellbound by the vibrant tapestry of autumn hues. Despite a summer and early fall largely devoid of rain, the landscape was awash with mesmerizing colors.
On an autumn journey to Dolly Sods, I was joined by two fellow photographers, Jason Furda and Daniel Thompson, each of us eager to capture the essence of this untouched wilderness. Located in the heart of the Monongahela National Forest, the Dolly Sods is a vast landscape that stretches across the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. Its unique position atop the highest elevation plateau east of the Mississippi River offers panoramic views that seem painted by nature's finest brushstrokes.