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Oct 22

Morning in the Gorge

This past weekend, I finally had some time to get out and do some proper shooting.  You know, where you get up early to catch the good light, you bring a tripod and really focus on the photography? I try to get out and shoot like this as often as I can, but given the hectic days, it can be hard to find several hours with which to really focus on shooting.  Too often, I shoot in short 15-20 minute bursts when I get a chance, and this is often when the light is less than stellar.

Anyway, with my time, I headed down to Hocking Hills State Park in the southeast quadrant of Ohio.  I got there just before dawn and was able to hike through the gorge and get a fair few decent photos.  I brought my Fuji system along this time, shooting with my X-E1 with 14mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 and my Rokinon 8mm fisheye.  Here are some of my best shots from the trip.

The Devil's Bathtub - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

The Devil’s Bathtub – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Lower Falls - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Lower Falls – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Sphinx Head - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4

Sphinx Head – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4

Upper Falls - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Upper Falls – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Autumn Bridge - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4

Autumn Bridge – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4

Lower Falls - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4

Lower Falls – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4

Leaf on the Falls - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS

Leaf on the Falls – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS

Lower Falls - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Lower Falls – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Devil's Bathtub - Hocking Hills State Park, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

Devil’s Bathtub – Hocking Hills State Park, OH – Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8

About the author

Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

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  1. Casey

    Great shots Jordan. I like your use of the 14mm. “Upper Falls” is my personal favorite.

  2. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Beautiful. Reminds me of the waterfalls I shot recently in Wales.

  3. Steven

    Jordan, great series. I have the same setup X-E1 and the 14.
    Question what did you use for PP and are you going to upgrade to the X-E2
    I am thinking about it because of 2 things, 14bit RAW and real time wysiwyg display.
    I never liked the way that the X-E1 EVF would automatically adjust regardless of fStop shutter speed and more importantly using filters. I wounded if Fuji could fix this in FW for the X-E1 if so then I am on the fence about the X-E2, I don’t care about AF performance I 99% of the time use MF
    Steven

  4. Kal's

    Love your pictures!

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