The Narrows of Clifton Gorge
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Clifton, Ohio
"For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity." - Henri Cartier-Bresson
A water landscape study, and with so much to see here. The flowing gorge waters of the narrows. The autumnal leaves that sprinkle the limestone gorge and cliffs. The still-green deciduous leaves at the top right and bottom left hinting the season. The hectic mix of colors and tones along with the rushing and gushing water made for a perfect storm (plus this was taken during a downpour). To close my eyes and imagine this gorge centuries ago at a earlier time for the Ohio valley. This may not look like much but this scenic landmark is older than you and me! Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.
One limiting downside of this nature preserve is the on-rails walking paths. I definitely understand the need to preserve this beautiful Ohioan treasure from harm, but my ego can get in the way. I simply want to get closer, I'm so drawn to really get down there. A rational mind takes over to tell me otherwise. Stay on the trails, be safe and enjoy from a distance. For the photography, work with what you are given. It will see you through.
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