Sand stone cave....
Used in the past :
by outlaws, horse thieves, murderers,
And prior to that; by healers & medicine workers.
Today; a tourist destination...
lots of people...a ton of screaming children...
and members of the:
This ad hoc group of folks join together
with the express purpose of preventing
the making of photographs.....
They do this by inserting themselves into
every peaceful, undisturbed, scene...
just at the time when the conditions
are perfect for a photograph.
It would seem that there is a very
active chapter in southern Ohio
because we had a real problem with them yesterday.
They were everywhere....sort of like insects.
Ah Well, patience will out...
here is one of the results.
More will follow.
I believe this obnoxious group was first discovered and
documented in France by Louis J. M. Daguerre in the 1830's.
Commented on by Matthew Brady as he & his photographers photographed
the American Civil War. (now there is an oxymoron, a "civil war" )
More recent comments come from William H. Jackson and Thomas Moran
a photographer and painter respectively in the late 1800's.
Current references include the late Barry Thornton who rediscovered
and commented upon the still active UK branch of this group.
We, of course, ran afoul of the very obnoxious southern Ohio, USA chapter.
They believe, that a good photographer has the ability
to "see into the soul" of a place and therefore a good photograph captures,
or as they contend, steals the soul of the area photographed.
and: "We ain't gonna have none of you photo folks
stealin the soul from our rocks", so we are going to get right in your way.
Canon 85mm F/16 90sec exp