The last two cold, and rainy weekends delayed my planned return to Blackwater River State Park. Heading out Saturday morning, the sun was shining and I figured today was the day. The river, clear and clean, is the color of rooibos tea. Paired with the light, ecru sand – it looks like raw sugar – the scenery is stunning.
The trail wound around the river bank and past several, small inland ponds. Spindly magnolias and pin oaks choked the river side of the woods, and roots rising to the surface, made the path treacherous. Once it opened out into the stand of long, needle pines, the path smoothed out and hiking was easier.
The ponds, the same reddish color of the river, are amazingly still. “Perspective” is a reflection in one of the ponds. Flipped, the image looks a little unnatural, but it’s not obvious why.
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(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)
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