When will it be learned
lying bites and burns?
When will it be known
violence makes one’s spirit moan?
When will it be seen
hatred is vile to even be?
When will it get through
to willfully hurt another hurts you.
Photography/ “When?” 2015©AmyRose
Photographs taken at Chestnut Ridge County Park, NY
The above photo was a very difficult one to take in my attempt to show you the sheer cliffs that are in Chestnut Ridge County Park. I could not bring into the right perspective the immensity of this cliff, nor how vertical it is because where I was standing to shoot was from the wrong height and the wrong angle. Not only that, I struggled in vain to get a clear shot. But nonetheless, oh did I try to do my best.
Why? Because it is for THIS reason why some people are convinced Chestnut Ridge County Park is dangerous … the ravines and cliffs. Some trails are not for amateurs and every year people get hurt because of inexperience or a blatant disrespect for this park. In this photo you will see a rope tied to a tree from where it is literally hanging almost straight down. This rope was not there the other day, which meant hikers prior to this rope being there had to hang on to trees and roots in order to get up or down this sheer cliff. And yes this is a trail for if you look closely you will see a yellow sign on a tree (to the right of the rope) indicating with an arrow which way the path goes …. UP!
Either one of two things occurred. Someone may have gotten seriously hurt or perhaps killed in a fall at this exact sight, or a hiker tied this rope to a tree and left it behind for others to use who come after he. I do not know how to even get on this trail, nor do I want to know for it is one trail I will not be hiking on. Oh believe me, I am far from stupid unlike some who carelessly think they are bigger then the cliffs and ravines found in this beautiful yet rugged park.
Now perhaps those of you who were a bit perplexed as to WHY this park should be dangerous as stated in the comments section of my previous post, now you have a better understanding. Some people are so wrapped around fear that the moment they hear the words, “killed or hurt” they don’t even hear anything else. Their imagination takes off at a gallop and before you know it, they both think and say DANGER, not really even knowing the Truth. I know this is not the best photograph but due to my limitations, this is the best I could produce for you. For those of you who didn’t see the post I am referring to here is the link if you would like to read it.
In closing, I do believe it is time I get out my Canon so I can bring better quality photographs to you. The depth, the richness, the saturation, the dimensions that I can achieve with my Canon, I am not able to with my Samsung phone. Now I prepare myself to have a backpack on my back with just one lens attached to my camera body. I am confident I can do that.