Ok, maybe it's a stretch but that's what I had in mind while composing this shot. We were hiking along a series of cliffs in the nearby national park (Ledges Trail, off Truxell Road) over the weekend trying to find spots where the sun was starting to peek through the trees. Off to the right is a pretty steep drop down these cliff faces and something like 40 or 50 feet. It's a bit dangerous but is an interesting place to hike. Rock climbing is prohibited for obvious reasons but there are gaps in the rocks where natural staircases have formed from erosion and time. I've yet to figure out how best to shoot the rock faces themselves. They're interesting to look at but getting them in an interesting photograph so far eludes me. I keep trying though.
This fallen tree has been in this spot as long as I can remember. This is the first time the sun cooperated enough to show just underneath. Of course I was moving the camera back and forth and up and down a bit to get it just right. There needs to be a bit more curve to make this an arch but I think you get the idea. I got the golden part right, I guess.
|Ledges Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, Ohio|