Is it over? Is Winter over? Are we finally past the bone-chilling cold temps, recurrent snow/ice storms, and mile long lists of school closings? I hope so! I don't know about you, but I am so ready for spring (more than I can remember in recent years)! I feel like the groundhog poking his head out to see if Spring is really here! I'm ready to walk outside and be welcomed by the warmth of the sun's rays on my lily white skin. I'm ready to leave the house without worrying about remembering my coat. I'm also ready for a hike in the woods! I bought a T-shirt last year that says, "The mountains are calling, and I must go!" That is so true for me.
Fortunately, this week has allowed me to get out for that hike through the woods. Mid-week was beautiful (raining now - but you cannot have everything)! Perfect conditions to get out and explore some of Scenic Kentucky! Our state boasts a very diverse landscape, one that includes miles of hiking trails through woods, over mountains and along clear streams. I like to get out for a nice hike. You add a waterfall into that hike and I'm as happy as a kid on Christmas morning! There are many waterfalls in Kentucky and my self-charged mission is to photograph as many as possible.
Below is one of my favorite shots from this week. This little hidden gem was my oasis at the end of a brisk hike that led me along a clear stream meandering through the woods. Most of the trees are still leafless, so that makes shot composition important. Thankfully, this scene still allowed a wide angle shot without too many "naked" tree branches interjecting themselves into my composition. The trail came down to the water in the right of the scene. I had to traverse the water to get to this location for the shot. I'm sure it would have been comical to watch me walking over the slick rocks, trying not to fall into the water. Fortunately, I made it without dunking my camera equipment into the chilly water!
Until next time…Happy Shooting!!!