Moonville Tunnel

A couple weeks ago when the boys had the day off of school, I was able to get them off the computer with the promise of a cool destination. All I knew is that the place sounded really cool: Moonville Tunnel.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. The closer we got to Moonville, the more scrappier and dilapidated it became. We saw lots of characters and lots of broken down houses on the way: we saw a road rage incident with a guy in Army fatigues, small children playing in a swamp, and we saw lots of chicken, horses, goats and all kinds of trash.

After the day ended we agreed that we couldn’t decide which was more interesting – the actual tunnel or the sights on the way.

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All photographs shot on Canon Rebel xsi and iPhoto. Edits on Photoshop and Snapseed.

Rural Ohio #2 – More Horses

Looking through the SD card again more photographs were worthy of another post. Because the horses were just so darn pretty.

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All photographs shot with a Canon Rebel XSI with a 55-250mm lens.

Rural Ohio

Even though I’m not a fan of winter I’m a fan of shooting during or after the snow. Yesterday our area was blanketed with about 4-5 inches of snow so the schools were closed and the roads were a little slushy but it’s hard to miss a weather event by not taking at least a few shots. So I drove to a somewhat rural area, about 15-20 miles north of my home to see what I could find.

Desolation was what I was looking for. And I found it. And just when I was done with the desolation and ready to drive back home I came upon the most gorgeous creatures on the side of the road just wanting for me to take their picture. And of course, I obliged.

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All photographs shot with a Canon rebel XSI and an iPhone.

Blackhand Gorge

I specifically drove 45 minutes to find an old tunnel at a park called Blackhand Gorge – a tunnel made in the early 20th century to be used for an interurban electric train connecting residents between Granville and Zanesville, Ohio. After 3 hours of walking through the trail, we didn’t find any tunnel. It wasn’t until later, researching on the internet, that we were walking through the wrong trail. Oh well. The trip was not a total loss though, because the cold, winter walk was good for the mind and spirit. And at the end of the trail, I met a little creature on our way saying “hello” to us. What a treat!

We will definitely be going again on the RIGHT trail this time.

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All photos on Canon rebel XSI and iPhone.

Rockbridge, Ohio

A week ago the family and I sent some wonderful time commuting with nature in a place we hadn’t explored before. Our destination was the longest natural bridge in Ohio, but I enjoyed the journey even better. Here are some of the sites on the trail. And of course, at the end of the trail, the natural bridge.

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All shots on iPhone6 and Canon XSi DSLR. Edits on Photoshop and Snapseed.

Cabin Shoot

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Forget the fact that I slept on this bed about 2 hours because I felt like I was sleeping on a slant with my husband next to me, I loved the vintage goodness of this cabin when we stayed at Mammoth Cave, KY. The kitschy-ness, adorable-ness was almost too much to handle, and I would love to come back. The negative: there was a little bit of a Friday the 13th vibe going on after dark so I was feeling a little uneasy. But that’s my own fault because it’s one of the first horror flicks that I ever saw as a kid. And I felt like I was hearing that Jason Voorhees hiss all night.

Anyway, for these shots though, they were all done during the DAY. 😀

But really, next time I go there, I’m bringing a hockey mask because even though it would freak me out, this cabin would be an awesome photo shoot!

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All photographs shot on an iPhone 6. Color edited on Photoshop.