That Early Morning Light
Photograph - Photography/ Digital Art
A gorgeous morning captured at Bernheim Forest in Kentucky. I love the crisp Autumn mornings where the fog is coming up off the water there is dew covering everything and the colors are starting to appear. I love the peacefull feeling of this piece and all the different elements that can keep the viewer busy. I have added effects along with a texture so this photo would have the look of a painting.
Generally speaking, the property is divided into two areas � the arboretum and the natural area. The arboretum features formal and informal plant collections and various modern facilities, including handicapped accessible restrooms. Other arboretum features include numerous walking paths; a visitors' center, cafe, and gift shop; education center; a newly renovated children's play area and an inter-generational shelter, The Grisby Shelter, and four lakes. The natural area contains most of Bernheim's hiking trails, and is primarily a beech-maple forest with access via paved roads. There are over 35 miles (56.3 km) of hiking trails and scenic fire-roads, including the 13.3 mile (21.4 km) Millennium Trail and the 3.2 mile (5.1 km) paved Hike-Bike Pike. One short trail, the aptly named Fire Tower Loop, leads to a metal observation tower that is often open to climb via stairs. There is also a canopy walk which extends off a cliff and places the viewer above the trees and sharing a wonderful vista. Hiking trails range in difficulty from "casual" short walks to strenuous jaunts designed for "the more serious hiker," per Bernheim's website. The Millennium Trail is by far the longest and most challenging; as a result Bernheim asks that hikers set out before certain times in the morning (the deadline varies by season), as well as register at the visitor's center prior to starting the hike. In 2005, a hiker died of a heat stroke while attempting to complete the Millennium Trail.
Bernheim is open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset, the exceptions being Christmas day (December 25
October 11th, 2013
Viewed 218 Times - Last Visitor from New York, NY on 08/25/2015 at 4:54 PM