The View From Coopers Rock by Gene Walls


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*Coopers Rock is the focal point in Coopers Rock State Forest, a West Virginia State Park (operated in cooperation with the WV Division of Forestry). The park has so much to offer, excellent hiking trails that meander through enormous spires of stone, views that are “to die for” and beautiful rhododendron flowers everywhere you look!

This vista view was captured on the actual “Cooper’s Rock” overlook, facing east over West Virginia’s Cheat River Valley, toward Maryland and Pennsylvania. All three states are clearly visible from this high perch. The Cheat River is seen below in this picture.

The numerous clouds overhead were casting dark shadows on the ground, creating some very interesting visual effects.*

This photo was captured with a Canon EOS 10D body fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens, at the widest focal length. The shutter speed was 1/180th sec at f/6.7. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a Canon remote shutter release.

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© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • Michele Ford
    Michele Fordover 5 years ago

    This is very beautiful!

  • Thank you very much, Michele!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    oh, lovely!!!

  • Thanks so much, Maureen!

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Fantastic view

  • Thank you, Virginia!


    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

  • Thanks!


    – Gene Walls

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene!!

  • Thank you so much, Rainy! This was the highlight of our weekend trip. I love this beautiful place!

    – Gene Walls

  • susanborder
    susanborderover 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Susan! It is an awe inspiring view.


    – Gene Walls

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Fabulous view and capture, my friend!

  • Thank you so much, Béla!



    – Gene Walls

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