Shale Hollow Preserve

A couple weeks ago Andi and I went on a field trip to Shale Hollow Preserve, one of many parks administered by the city of Delaware, Ohio. The trip was sponsored by the local Wild Birds Unlimited store, and our good friend, Mike, led the trip. As usual, he did a great job.

I had never been to, or even heard of, Shale Hollow, and it was a nice surprise. It's along the south side of the Olentangy River and consequently has a bit of geographic relief (i.e. hills). One thing that this part of Ohio has a dearth of is hills. Having grown up in Western Oregon and Southern California, I appreciate hills (and mountains), so it's always nice to find more that are accessible.

We spent a nice morning walking the trail (as far as I know, there is only one... about a mile in length) and photographing along the creek. I found the concretions especially interesting.

Here are a couple of my photographs from Shale Hollow. I have several more in my Flickr stream, and you can also see them, for the next week or so, on this site's POTD page.

Update: I don't know how I could have forgotten to include this, especially on a website (mostly) dedicated to photography, but I did... The day before this trip I had received my new Fujinon XF18mm f/2 lens. I shot both of the photos shown here with the new lens attached to my beloved Fujifilm X-E1 digital camera. As I usually do, I shot in black and white (with yellow filter) JPEG mode.

And one more thing... dogs are allowed on the trail at Shale Hollow. We haven't yet taken our trio, but doing so is on our agenda.

Shale Hollow Preserve 1 (Explored)

Shale Hollow Preserve 6