Oil Creek PA

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  1. Wally

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    Was able to get away for a few hours on Sunday before it got dark, and went to Oil Creek State Park near Titusville PA. This is where I am hosting the next NW PA photogs meetup. I only had around an hour and a half but I think I got a few halfway decent shots.

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    this is a shot of Oil Creek itself. As you can see it lies in a deep gorge that was heavily glaciated during the last ice age.

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    Some winter macro work. I am not really sure what these are but they are quite common around here.

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    This is the old Cemetery from the town of Petroleum Center. Petroleum Center was a booming oil town right after the Civil War in the late 1860's and 1870's, but by 1900 it was pretty much a ghost town.

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    This is the head stone of Micheal Griffith. He was 8 years old when he died in 1876. Since my son is now 8 years old this stone has special meaning for me. I always stop by it every time I go there (which is often)

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    as you can see the park does a very good job clearing the roads:lmao: Actually this is a dirt road that goes to an active natural gas well and is not used by the public.

    I have many more pictures to share, but I want to keep it limited right now for the 56kers out there.

    Hope to see you in Jan!
     
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    Pretty cool place Wally.
    I really like the last shot :thumbup:
     
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    did ya have to post a tombstone with "micheal" on it? :p

    love these compositions and toning!
     
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    i love the second and the last! nice work... :thumbup:
     
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    I love the last one!! Great photos!! :D
     
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    Very nice Wally as always.
     
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    thank you all for your kind words!
     

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