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Saturday, November 25, 2006


Ash Cave. Photography copyright Jim Doty Jr.

Ash Cave, Hocking Hills, Ohio. Photography © Jim Doty Jr.

Ash Cave is in Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. The horseshoe shaped "recess" cave is 700 feet wide, 100 feet deep from the front edge to the rear wall, and 90 feet high from the floor to the rim. Due to its huge size it has been used for large meetings including church services where ministers would preach from "pulpit rock".

Waterfall flow varies widely depending on the amount of recent rainfall and can occasionally by dry. The cave floor is 1/2 mile from the parking lot via the lower trail and it is wheel chair accessible. The upper trail climbs to the lip of the falls at the trail rim.

The near cave wall is about one foot from the camera lens so the lens aperture was set to f/22 to allow for maximum depth of field.

Data: Canon 5D with EF 17-40mm lens set at 17mm. Aperture: f/22, Shutter: 6 seconds, ISO: 100.


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