Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Ohiopyle Falls Revisited


August 4, 2019

Two years ago, during a visit to my friend’s farmstead in southwestern Pennsylvania, we took a short trip to the Ohiopyle State Park, where the Youghiogheny River leaps over rocks, forming the Ohiopyle Falls. Here’s some context, photographed in 2017. The river was just as exciting last month, when I took myriad pictures of its rushing water. I’ve winnowed them down for you. And as thrilling as the river is, so—in a far quieter way—are the still pools of water captured by depressions in the rock banks. My personal pleasure was finding Leptothrix discophora on the foot trail.

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13 responses

  1. Sandy Siebenschuh

    Linda, I love these, as I do all your photos, but they are particularly special because I know exactly where you took them. Bill and I hope to see the place for ourselves, and to try to see it with your eyes.

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    August 4, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    • Thank you, Sandy. You won’t need my eyes to appreciate this place. In fact, my photographs hardly do it justice. You’ll see.

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      August 12, 2019 at 7:39 PM

  2. Anonymous

    I love those falls. We have also been there and I’m going to pull out my photos too relive it. I particularly like #1, almost a rainbow.

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    August 4, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    • I was so happy that the rainbow showed in the photograph. I wasn’t sure it would. I’m glad #1 got to you and hope looking at your own photographs of the Ohiopyle Falls was rewarding.

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      August 12, 2019 at 7:42 PM

  3. In #8 I thought I was seeing the wet head and paw of a left-facing turtle.

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    August 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    • Oh, my. Actually, it’s a very thin Leptothrix discophora film, but you’re welcome to see it any way you like, Steve!

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      August 12, 2019 at 7:45 PM

  4. A wonderful set of images, Linda, and a great finale! Nice work!

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    August 4, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. Yes, I had to keep my Leptothrix discophora photos for last. That’s the way I eat my chocolate-chip cookies, too—the part with the most chips last.

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      August 12, 2019 at 7:51 PM

  5. And #9 and #10 are superb – wouldn’t you know, you find the feature you love and the photos start to really sing. I also like seeing how details are composed in #4, #7 and #8. The river and falls look like a beautiful place, so refreshing on a summer day.

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    August 10, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    • Thank you, Lynn. Taking #s 9 and 10 felt like coming home. And you’ve picked out two of the other ones that felt most like me (#s 7, and 8). Landscape photography is really not my thing, but I had to try—at least to give context. It is a beautiful place, and if I had been there alone for three hours or so, I probably could have found more things that felt like me. Still, I’m happy to have gone to this place at all.

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      August 11, 2019 at 1:26 PM

  6. I love the way even the smallest detail of #9 is perfectly placed; a beautiful image

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    August 18, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    • Thank you, John. Nature sure knows how to arrange things. It was a thrill to see this on the path right in front of me.

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      August 18, 2019 at 8:25 PM

  7. Absolutely lovely, Linda!

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    August 18, 2019 at 11:47 PM

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