365-138 Mingo Creek

I took a spin through the county park after it finally stopped raining this afternoon. I wanted to try my hand at some flowing water shots and since I don’t own a ND filter yet I had to wait until the light level dropped. And, wouldn’t you know it, as I reached the park the SUN started shining! It was nice to see for a change and I wasn’t too worried because there are plenty of trees around the creeks to provide shade. With the first few shots I took I had to stop the lens down a lot and I still had relatively short shutter speeds. After the sun got lower and a few clouds came back I was able to get some slower shutter speeds to blur the water. My 365 shot is a tributary into the creek that my wife spotted. I liked the stepped rocks.  The second shot is a larger falls that is actually outside the park on a side road. When I was shooting in the park a few people who were out walking stopped and told me of other areas that I should investigate. One gentleman told me how to get to the larger falls and I thought I would check it out. It’s a nice falls, for a creek, but it is in a deep ravine that’s posted private property. Too bad because the best shot is probably from below the falls. Instead I had to shoot from the edge of the road through the trees. Still, it’s something I may go back to in autumn when the leaves change. Pentax K20D, DA55-300 (Tributary), DA17-70 (Falls).


© David Guidas


  One thought on “365-138 Mingo Creek

  1. shelby
    May 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

    These are beautiful shots! Can I ask around about where these were taken at mingo creek park?

    • May 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks. The first one is in the middle of the park – hard to find when the water isn’t flowing – and the second one is actually outside the park to the east on some back road. Some guy showed it to me when I was shooting in the park. Not sure how I got there.

      • shelby
        May 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        Thank you that’s still more then what I knew! I have a photo shoot there with a photographer and we were trying to locate the falls for some swim suit shots!

      • May 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

        Probably a little dry for much falls action anywhere unfortunately. Hope you find a good one somewhere. Good luck on your shoot!

  2. Faith
    June 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful picture of that amazing waterfall in the ravine just above Mingo Park! I wonder if it is accessible from the lower road…you’d have to walk into the ravine from Mingo Road. My family and I saw the falls from above on Memorial Day. What a frightening trip that was! My imagination went wild…the trees were so large along there. I wondered if it remained untouched since the times of the Adena. Thanks again. I was too much of a coward to get out of the car and take a picture! Somewhat afraid of heights.

    • June 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you. It definitely is in a tough spot. I would liked to have gotten closer but I couldn’t quite figure out a safe way to do it. I haven’t been back since but I do like the idea of an autumn photo….hmmm, maybe…..

  3. Ben
    July 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Hi David. I’m interested in using one of these shots for a publication I’m working on. It’s an informational pamphlet for a community group near Mingo Park called Protectors of Mingo, which is fighting a new coal mine that is being proposed adjacent to the park. This photo is a good representation of what we’re trying to preserve. Do I have your permission to do so? I will credit you and link back to this website.

    • July 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks Ben, I’ll send you an email.

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