On this day, I set out to visit two West Virginia State Parks that I’d never visited before. Both were in easy driving distance of Grafton, West Virginia, my hometown. I first made my way to Audra State Park and the using trusted Google Maps, I set off to find Watters Smith Memorial State Park.
While I was in the mood for a bit of adventure, Google provided a bit more adventure than I was looking for, sending me off onto a single lane gravel road about 12 miles from the entrance to the park. I would have bet money against it, but Apple Maps would have been the better choice. Seems Apple know West Virginia better than Google does.
I’m glad I found it. And the bonus? I was the only person on the grounds. Not just the only visitor, the only human being. There were no staff either. When you’re there to shoot photos, this is a bonus. I’ll call it my reward for getting lost.
If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6
- Camera: ILCE-6000
- Exposure bias: -1EV
- Flash fired: no
- Focal length: 16mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/500s