Starved Rock State Park, Illinois: Ottawa Canyon Autumn – Focus Bracketing

This the next to the last in a series of posts on Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois. The park is about 2 hours away from Chicago.

It’s almost time to explore another place in depth. Death Valley National Park California is one of my choices. I have lots of images to choose from. Finding time to write that’s the issue.

I took these image the first week in last week of October of 2017. They are from Ottawa Canyon.

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Starved Rock State Park, Illinois: La Salle Canyon Waterfall in Autumn

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois. The park is about 2 hours away from Chicago.

I took these images this past week. If you are close by, there is still time to see the park. Peak time is now.

As is typically the case at Starved Rock, and photographing waterfalls in general, the best conditions possible are bright overcast days with little or no wind.

This past week was cloudy most of the time and winds were calm early and late in the day most days.

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Starved Rock State Park, Illinois: Autumn in Kaskaskia Canyon

This is a third in a series of posts on Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois. The park is about 2 hours away from Chicago.

If you haven’t been there, go.  If you have been there, then go back, in a different season. My favorites are Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, in that order.

No matter where you live, you can make great nature or landscape images, with a quick 3-hour or less getaway.

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Starved Rock State Park, Illinois: Autumn in Ottawa Canyon – Council Overhang

You do not need to go to national parks or national monuments to make great images.

No matter where you live, you can make great nature or landscape images, with a quick 3-hour or less getaway.

I offer this advice to Illinoisans: Just outside Chicago, there’s a place called Illinois. Continue reading “Starved Rock State Park, Illinois: Autumn in Ottawa Canyon – Council Overhang”

Starved Rock State Park, Illinois: Autumn in Ottawa Canyon

You do not need to go to national parks or national monuments to make great images.

No matter where you live, you can make great nature or landscape images, with a quick 3-hour or less getaway.

I offer this advice to Illinoisans: Just outside Chicago, there’s a place called Illinois.
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