Daniel Boone National Forest

June 03, 2012

RedRiverGorgeIMGP4815p (4)

: Ross Wehner; Ross' Web site
Summary Author: Ross Wehner

The photo above was taken from the Red River Gorge in southeastern Kentucky, just inside the Daniel Boone National Forest. I was hiking up Double Arch Trail on this early spring day and noticed that part of the trail had been washed out by a recent deluge. The red rock and soil here likely derive their flaming colors from iron oxides. Geologically, the Red River Gorge is part of the Pottsville Escarpment. Note that the trees, several of which are chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) had just begun to leaf out. They contrasted beautifully with the red soil formations and Columbian blue sky. Photo taken on April 6, 2012.

Photo details: Camera Maker: PENTAX; Camera Model: PENTAX K-x; Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF]; Focal Length: 18mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm); Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 400; Exposure Bias: +0.30 EV; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto); Exposure Mode: Auto Bracketing; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB; Software: Aperture 3.2.3.