Dean M. Chriss
Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio
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Queer Creek tumbles about fifty feet over the face of the blackhand sandstone to form Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills State Park. It is not the highest waterfall in the park, but in terms of water volume it is the largest in the Hocking Hills region. Early white settlers who were not very good at tree identification misnamed the falls for what they thought were cedar trees growing in the area. The trees are hemlocks, but the falls retains its original name. This image was captured by a 30 second exposure just as it started to rain. The long exposure rendered the falling raindrops invisible and smoothed out ripples and waves in the pool below the falls. After the capture was made the skies opened up and the photographer was completely drenched.