April 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tiny bluets and long-spurred violets line the trail into the north entrance of Bison Hollow. High sandstone bluffs tower over the blue-green waters of the deepest part of the stream below and tall Hemlocks line the sides of the hollow. Then there are the bluebells and trillium that gently sway with the breeze, perhaps along with the sight of a Columbine plant tucked away near a waterfall. As if all the varieties of spring ephemerals were not enough, the sounds of waterfalls sooth the soul and provide endless photographic possibilities.

Come join us on an outing on to photograph the bounty of nature subjects we will see at Appalachia Ohio Alliance’s Bison Hollow Preserve. Bison Hollow is one of AOA’s treasured properties that offers up a perfect opportunity to be fully present in the moment. All the worries of the day fade away in this place.

Fifteen (15) spots for photographers will be available with registration through Eventbrite – see link below. The day’s activities will be geared to the intermediate-level photographer and tips for capturing images will be provided. However, this is not an instructional event.

We will plan to hike rain or shine – so please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather and hiking on slopes. We will need to traverse wet and/or flowing stream beds so wear either high-topped waterproof shoes, sandals, or be prepared to potentially get your feet wet. Please note, restroom facilities are unavailable on site. This is an outdoor event that will be conducted in conformance with applicable Covid-19 recommendations for social distancing.

Eventbrite Registration Link

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants are free to stay and photograph or hike as long as they like.
What to Bring: Drinks of your choice, lunch and/or snacks. Walking poles if desired. Insect repellant is recommended.
Recommended Photography Gear:

  • DSLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter
  • Neutral density filter – If you have one this will be helpful to slow down the movement of the water
  • Macro lens to photograph wildflowers Wide angle lens for the waterfalls
  • Flash
  • Reflector

Location: We will use the north entrance to Bison Hollow for this event. The Google Map address is 26140 Amerine Road, South Bloomingville, OH 43152.

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