Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, Ohio has a 3,387-acre reservoir and 4,630-acres of fields and woodlands which provide areas for fishing, boating, swimming, mountain biking, a park for you and your dog, picnic areas and more. Part of the park is the Alum Creek dam and the many steps next to it that go to the top of the dam and over looks the reservoir. Many people come to the park just to use the stairs as exercise; there’s even an Alum Creek stair climbing club.
The park has an interesting history. The first evidence of man living in the park’s area dates back over 2,000 years ago to the Adena culture; a Pre-Columbian Native American culture and it contains the remnants of a settlement by freed slaves that arrived in Ohio from North Carolina. Wikipedia As I was walking towards the steps I took notice of the water coming down the dam and the patterns it made against the concrete so I took some shots.
I will have to return with a longer zoom lens to see if I can capture the water “wiggling” better but this day, the Tamron 15-30 2.8 lens that Midwest Photo Exchange let me use for the weekend, gave me the ability to capture this and some other great wide shots that I will share tomorrow.
Hey, this is cool angle – at first I would not think it was a dam!
Thanks. Because I was leaning over a fence and was using a wide angle lens I had to tilt it to get what I wanted in frame 🙂
This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing the Wikipedia link. I love history like this! Would love to see more of your photos of this area!
Thank you 🙂 If you look under “related” there will be some older posts of the area and I will be posting more tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Awesome! I can’t wait to see them! Thank you! Please enjoy your day!
You too 🙂
I love dams, and you have a super photo!
Thank you 🙂
It took me a while to figure this out. The angle of the shot gives it an abstract feel. You staying cool these days? Cheers =)
Thanks. It’s a bit “warm” here but compared to that season that shall not be named it’s just peachy!!!!
I agree with Inda: great angle shot!