Saturday, March 3, 2012

Treasure

Starved Rock State Park in central Illinois is a not-so-hidden treasure. Acres of woods, bluffs, limestone cliffs and waterfalls are accessible from a well-marked and well-maintained trail system. I love the rich chocolate tones in this late February scene.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Val,
    Beautiful! Looks like a great place for a walk. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

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  2. The rich colors are beautiful...who needs Colorado when you have this? :)

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  3. Interesting name for a park, and you are right about the consistent tones that run through the image. Looks like it has a lot of intrigue to go off exploring.

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  4. Every season has its beauty . . . soon the ferns will be growing and spring flowers opening.

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  5. Great monotone composition. I love the woods in winter more than any other season.

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  6. lovely photos, I like the tones, the colours, and think that the transformation in this park come spring must be incredible to witness

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  7. That well maintained path seems to be blocked with trees lol....great colours in this shot

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  8. I like the meandering of the stream despite the trees trying to block the water flow!

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  9. Great tones captured here. I always seem to forget to explore the parks in winter time. Thanks for the reminder.

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  10. Your description of 'rich chocolate tones' drew me in. Increased the photo view and get exactly what you were talking about.

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  11. I like the rich browns in your image. Looks like a great place to go hiking!

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  12. I love the curve of the creek and trail. Beautiful tones indeed. maybe in the creek from the tannin in oak leaves?

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  13. Looks like an interesting place to explore any time of year.....Looks as if you were looking down on this scene....must be somewhat of a challenge deciding what to focus on. Like your choice of the stream with its reflections and fallen trees.

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