Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Cedar Falls In Hocking Hills State Park

Cedar Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Hocking Hills area and is a pleasure to photograph. Like many of the waterfalls in the area, one sets up from down in a ravine at the base of the falls. That situation is perfect for waterfall photography because the ravine allows the water to stay in the shadows for a longer period of time in the morning than it otherwise would.  Once the bright sun starts to hit the water, the party is over because you get bright, blown out highlights and reflections. 

Let's see.....tall waterfall, beautiful surroundings, plenty of time to make photos before the crowds come, get to sleep just a little bit longer, and not have to rush to get the shot before the sun hits the water directly.  What more could you ask for? I think I will definitely be going back at some point.


Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio    © Howard Grill