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William Fultz II / 93 items

N 494 B 31.6K C 45 E Mar 7, 2015 F Mar 10, 2015
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Ash Cave
Hocking Hills State Park
Ohio

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Sunday morning it took us 3 1/2 hours to drive the 120 miles into Central, Ohio as there was a winter storm advisory throughout the state and the deeper we went into the state the worse conditions got. Chillicothe was a mess and I was concerned the road between there and Ash Cave was going to be a challenge. Well, it wasn't that bad, just a slow pace. But once we got onto the road about 4 miles from our destination it was quite clear that this was going to turn into a challenge as we were the first car to drive on a completely untreated road, undaunted we continued on. Before long we came to a steep hill and I attempted to ascend it to no avail, I was slipping about halfway up the hill. So I backed down. I would also like to say "thank you" to the fella who came down the hill and didn't bother to slow down or anything when I was slipping and sliding going backwards in my lane. So we went back to the corner gas station. Along the way we passed a plow, who wasn't plowing the main road but did turn off and begin plowing a side road. Lisa suggested we follow it, but I wasn't sure where it was going. After I confirmed the road would take us the back way to Ash Cave we shot up the back road slipping and sliding up the hill, grabbing just enough traction to make it to the top. We drove over the ridge and then easily descended to the Ash Cave parking lot. There's nothing I like better than being the only car in the lot. We walked back the short path and we couldn't believe our eyes, Ash Cave is impressive in it's own right, but put a 50 ft. tall blue pillar of ice in it and it's simply mind blowing! After spending and hour and 1/2 shooting it from all angles off we went, it had started to rain and we didn't feel like dealing with that so we headed home, bucket list item accomplished.

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Tags:   Ash Cave Hocking Hills Hocking Hills State Park Ash Cave Ice Cone Waterfall Ice Cone sandstone rock house ohio state park snow

N 73 B 11.3K C 4 E Jul 28, 2014 F Jul 28, 2014
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Upper Falls
Sharon Woods Gorge Trail
Sharon Woods
Sharonville, Ohio

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The recent rains really got the creeks flowing in Greater Cincinnati so this past Sunday I made the short trip to a couple of waterfalls that I've never shot in the summer. The Upper Falls in Sharon Woods is one I didn't even realize existed until a few years ago, it's easy to pass by on a day with low flow as it sits 40 feet down a steep bank a short distance from the trail. On this day you could hear it flowing from quite a distance down the trail and once I got a look at how good it looked I couldn't resist the moderate steep scramble down the gorge wall. Once at the bottom I took in several perspectives, this being the last. I thought it was pretty funny, there were a couple of teenage boys standing at the top of the trail to creek level who ended up opting out of making the decent, being that I'm terrified of heights. Perhaps I'm not as scared of them as I thought.

Tags:   sharon woods sharon woods gorge trail hamilton county parks cincinnati waterfall southwest ohio southwestern ohio ohio waterfall sharon woods waterfall ohio waterfall park

N 70 B 8.3K C 15 E Jul 27, 2014 F Sep 1, 2014
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Lower Falls
Sharon Woods Gorge Trail
Sharon Woods
Sharon Woods, Ohio

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Rare Summer storms, I was finally able to get out and shoot some falls back in July. Myself and good friend Jason Haley headed out between thunderstorms and went up to Sharon Woods which is about 15 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio. I don't shoot this falls very often and I've never shot it in summer before, but watching the doppler radar all weekend I knew it would have some flow to it today. One composition I had on my mind was to cross the creek and shoot it from the other side and I was glad to see that the waterflow was perfect for a creek crossing and a beautiful view of one of Cincinnati's few waterfall gems.

Tags:   Sharon Woods Sharonville Ohio Hamilton County Park Waterfall Ohio Waterfall sharon woods gorge trail cincinnati waterfall summer waterfall summer southwest ohio southwest ohio waterfall

N 37 B 8.7K C 12 E May 4, 2014 F May 4, 2014
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1968 Chevrolet Impala Convertable
Ft. Ancient Trading Post
Ft. Ancient, Ohio

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I don't think there's very many folks in this world who can say they own the car that when they were born they came home from the hospital in, but I can. This car was my Dad's pride and joy, he had bought it right off the showroom floor of Joseph Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio in August of 1968. Since then the cars been through a lot, after Dad passed away a sat unused for nearly 10 years (mom didn't handle Dad's passing well and wouldn't let anyone touch it), then after a half wit mechanic took his time rebuilding the original 327 engine the car was nearly totaled in a accident back in 2009 that also involved a 1970 Monte Carlo. After a full body restoration we've been running around Northern Ky and Cincinnati ever since. The winter was a little harsh and it quit running, so once the weather broke I had it towed, had a tune up done, installed some rear coil springs, and replaced the starter and on the road we were again. Needing to run the old gas out we drove it about 200 miles yesterday, the Ft. Ancient Trading Post was once of our stops and a great place to take a picture I think.

Tags:   Impala 1968 Impala Convertible Ft. Ancient Ft. Ancient Trading Post Restoration ohio vintage automobile 68 Impala

N 56 B 4.8K C 11 E Apr 28, 2014 F Apr 30, 2014
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Krohn Conservatory
Eden Park
Mt Adams
Cincinnati, Ohio

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I finally got to do some shooting this past Monday when I met up with several members of our photography club at the Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show in Mt. Adams. Sadly it was some of the worst light to shoot butterflies, with it being overcast they were being pretty shy so I ended up socializing more than shooting. On my way out I heard the waterfall flowing in the tropical plant section of the massive greenhouse and I went over to have a look. I'd been wanting to shoot the falls for years in good light and without foliage obstructions and to my amazement I finally had the opportunity. Even though it's man made it's still pretty and it's been a Cincinnati icon for over 75 years. Well worth the admission to the show, who needs butterflies anyway?

Tags:   Krohn Conservatory Mt. Adams Eden Park Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati Parks cincinnati waterfall ohio


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