Monday, July 28, 2008

Apple River Canyon

Sunday morning, I woke up early to make the two hour drive to Apple River Canyon State Park in Apple River, IL. En route, I actually wished I had gotten up a bit earlier so that I could have stopped and photographed some of the barns and farms in the gorgeous early morning light and still ensured I would meet the photography group on time. Ah well, I learned for next time!

A few of the trails were pretty demanding, and huffing and puffing did not lend itself to low light, hand held photography. I did manage to capture a few images that made the trip well worth it.

The canyon wall


Queen Anne's Lace

Wild flower


Salty Grapes Photography said...

Love that "FOREVER" carving!!!

Hey, where are the show submissions?! =)

Hot Potato said...

Hey Amy, Wow. I agree, that "Forever" photo is really cool. It seems like there's something deeply philosophical in that picture about people's desire to dig into the earth and make a mark to show they were there.

It reminds me a little bit of that scene in The Shawshank Redemption where Brooks carved "Brooks was here" onto the rafter.

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Nice work, and thanks.

Kristie Larsen said...

I too love that "Forever" sign!