Yellow Springs Creek
Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs, Ohio
“Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!” - Bill Watterson
This is a late summer long exposure onlooking Birch Creek at Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The moss-covered rocks near the foreground became anchor points for the rest of the image. A polarizing filter was used to great effect to remove water reflections and make the water appear shallow as it is seen here. While this is a much calmer section of the creek, not too far down from this spot has some very rapidly flowing tides.
Glen Helen has become a favorite photographic location and hiking spot for me over time. The nature preserve rewards you with repeat visits as there is a diverse amount of "attractions" and natural landmarks present throughout the area. Overall the hiking experience on its own can get fairly grueling at times however never seemed impossible. The people I have come across here are very friendly and so the location is well treated. Though I would highly recommend buying a $1 trail guide! You do not wanna get lost here as I have and you can seek out all the different natural features with ease. Overall, nature photographers, dog walkers, trail runners, and hikers alike can't go wrong visiting the Glen.
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