My wife and I took an overnight trip to Holly River State Park in north-central WV last Saturday. I was carrying my Pentax K-30, and she carried my NEX-5R. First time she's used a camera that wasn't a P&S, I think. I stuck the SEL1855 on it, set it on Shutter Priority at 1/125s, and gave her a few pointers. Unfortunately, it was overcast the whole time we were in the woods, and our light was just a bright white haze. Still, I think she did a great job. These were from the 5R, and all but a couple were hers. Tony Early morning at an overlook on the way to Holly River SP. Interesting burl on this Hemlock. We had to cross the creek many times on our climb to the top of the mountain. The forest was lush and green. Me holding my K-30, with ruins of an ancient homestead far across the meadow. This is the second homestead ruins I've encountered in the woods lately. Both were a long walk or horseback ride from anything resembling civilization. I bet there are dozens of such sites up the many secluded hollows in our state. Umbrella Magnolia and Cucumber Magnolia (background tree trunks) were growing all over. Tecumseh Falls is a long climb up near the mountain peak. The brochure photos are much more impressive. However, one has to cross the creek under the falls many times to reach the peak, so a high water flow equals a wet hiker. I searched the caverns very carefully for bears and snakes before we entered. My wife was yelling through clinched teeth "Take the picture - this is coooold!". The mildew made some interesting patterns. Ferns - lots of ferns. Plenty of wildflowers.