On the Way Home

23May10

On the way home from Rickett’s Glen we stopped by Hickory Run State Park, in Carbon County Pennsylvania which is in the western foothills of the Poconos. Across from the ranger’s station there was a picturesque church, waterfall and lake. But what makes this park really unique is a 16.5 acre boulder field which is designated as a National Natural Landmark. It was created about 20,000 years ago during the most recent glacial period when large amounts of melting waters from the glaciers carried boulders down from the ridges and into the valley. It was a gray day and the light was flat but I bracketed 3 shots 1 stop apart and combined them to create a more interesting image than I could have achieved from one exposure. From there we headed down to the town of Jim Thorpe, once known as Mauch Chunk (sleeping bear) by Native Americans before being renamed for the sports legend. Nestled in the Poconos this was a great place for a little street photography and lunch before heading home.

'Church of the Dammed' © Denise Bush

'Boulder Field' © Denise Bush

'Main Street Carriage' © Denise Bush

'Old Prison' © Denise Bush

'Old Door Knob' © Denise Bush



3 Responses to “On the Way Home”

  1. Great shots, Denise. I expect we’ll see “Dammed Church” and “Boulders” as winners.

  2. Extraordinary collection of scenic photos that are also very unique. Great work Denise.🙂

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