When our class visited McConnell’s Mill two weeks ago I had a alarm malfunction and ended up missing the shuttle. Fortunately, I was able to find a ride there this past weekend to make up the assignment. The weather was undesirable. It was cold, snowy and incredibly windy. I started at the Hell’s Hollow part of the park. I loved how the stream had cut its way into the rock.
I used this trip to really focus on the theme of my portfolio: textures. I looked for areas that didn’t look like anything special until you got up close and noticed the texture of the tree/rock/water etc.
McConnell’s Mill is a place that I would rather photograph in the summer than the winter. Rocks near the waterfall were very icy and slippery and I couldn’t get down as far as I wanted to. Also, I think the area would look beautiful when it’s fully green and on a sunny day.