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January 24, 2010

Elekala’s Fury

by josephrossbachphoto

When I arrived in the park last week, the temps had hovered in the mid teens for a 10 days before and all the waterfalls were solid blocks of ice. By the last day of the workshop, the temps had risen to the upper 30’s and it rained for one solid afternoon creating a flash floods of melting ice along the streams and rivers in the park. In order to get this composition, i climbed out across an ice and snow bridge for the best perspective. The water was raging and a solid breeze was blowing sheets of water on the front of the lens saturating everything. I was able to get off one image without water on the lens. This image is of Elekala Falls in Blackwater Falls State Park, WV.

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Don’t miss out on our Swallow Falls One Day Winter Workshop on February 13! ~ Only a couple space are still available for this workshop!!

In this one day winter workshop in Swallow Falls State Park, we will have a chance to photograph the many frozen waterfalls, ice formations and virgin hemlock forests of the park. I will be there to guide you to the best spots, help with any technical questions, critique images and get those creative juices flowing. We may also have a chance to visit Crainsville Sub Arctic Swamp and a special are known as the bears den. This workshop starts at sunrise and ends at sunset. We will break in the middle of the day for a big lunch and warm drinks.

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