The Wesley Chapel Church is located in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio. Some may find it sad that this old church is falling apart. I found it interesting.
There are many churches still standing built in the same time period all around Ohio. They are giant churches made with stone and brick masonry and they probably will be there for 100’s of more years.
This church is just a clapboard building that poor homesteaders put together in the rugged Hocking Hills. With this construction in mind, it’s a wonder that it’s still standing today.
The pioneers that attended this church were a different breed and this church was likely one of the most cherished places in the area.
The interior shows the serious signs of impending doom. You cannot tell in the photo, but there is a giant bow in the middle of the floor. The cross has been vandalized with paint and windows are broken out. The long altar makes you wonder how many prayers were prayed and what they were praying for so many years ago.
Most who attended this church have either passed or moved on to much more modern amenities. Most of the property in the area is for recreation with campgrounds and rental cabins surrounding the area. I don’t feel much sadness for it’s decay, but I’m happy I was able to see it.
I’m going to cheat a little on some days and only process an old photo on some days. This is one of those days.
This is another photo of The Rock House in Hocking Hills in Ohio. Yesterday I posted a color version from a different camera. This one is from a Canon G15. I chose black and white to highlight the shapes and the interesting light.
If I could be in the Hocking Hills everyday, this project would be simple.
This is the first photo of what I’ve heard called a “365 Project”. I’ll take one photo a day for 365 days.
Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, I think it’s better to have a New Year’s project. It’s more productive to attempt a large project for a year than it is to set yourself up for failure in my opinion, so I’m going to attempt to take 1 good photo a day.
I’ve seen others do these projects and the project in and of itself usually isn’t that impressive. It’s simply to difficult to produce one stunning image everyday. What I do notice with these projects is that they generally produce a few really good photos and the photographer’s skills improve.
I’m going to try to write a little about the photos too. Considering we now have the capability to write words that can be seen by the whole world instantaneously, I rank the ability to write high and worthy of daily practice.
This photo of the Rock House was taken on January 1, 2015. Tami and I wanted to get out for a hike and I wanted to try another shot at the Rock House. It’s still not exactly what I want, but I’m getting closer.
What better to do with a 50 degree day in December than to head to Hocking Hills. Hocking Hills is exceptionally interesting in the winter, but it’s also difficult and dangerous due to ice. At 50 degrees, I thought it might be an easy chance at some winter shots of the area and for the exception of a few icy patches and large icicles dropping, it was fun.