My usual trip over the August Long Weekend to Cleveland this year sadly did not happen. Because the gentleman who was running the event has been feeling a bit discouraged over the lack of interest in it. (I really should make a point to go out and shoot the area this fall). So instead I headed down to a different area of Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park. The Stone Bridge (From Above) – Pacemaker Crown Graphic – Schnider-Kreuznack Angulon 1:6,8/90 – Ilford HP5+ – Pyrocat-HD (1+1+100) 9:00 @ 20C I had been seeing a tonne of really great photographs from the park from good friendRead More →

Well it’s not really a castle in any sense of the word, but this 1726 building in Old Fort Niagara has earned the moniker “The French Castle.” Constructed as part of the second fortifications at the mouth of the Niagara, the French first came to the region in 1678. However due to illness and lack of supplies the site was abandoned. The current fortifications on site date to 1726 as has remained occupied since. The British took the fort in a siege in 1759 during the French-Indian War (Seven Years War), it continued to remain a British stronghold through the American Revolution, but was turnedRead More →

It was thanks to all the beautiful images that Michael Raso, Leslie Lazenby, and Mat Marash have posted from the Ringwood State Park that drove me to visit the place while I was in the area. While this is only the section of the state park surrounding the Ringwood Manor itself, I would eventually go and visit the other sections and historic structures in the whole park. The manor was home to many iron workers from the 1740s and well into the 19th century. Ringwood Iron was used in the great chain that was laid across the Hudson River during the American Revolution, as wellRead More →