You are looking down at the Cheat River in West Virginia, as viewed from the Coopers Rock overlook. This is the stretch of the river between Morgantown and Bruceton Mills.

This photo was taken on Sunday, July 12th, 2009, with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L zoom lens, set to 53mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/180th sec. at f/9.5. The camera’s ISO was set to 200. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release cable.

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© 2009 Gene Walls

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overlook, west virginia, state park, morgantown, cheat river, coopers rock, river, forest

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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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Joy!


    – Gene Walls

  • shadyuk
    shadyukabout 5 years ago

    Gene this is a perfect shot from Coopers Rocks !

  • Thank you very much, Dorothy! This is one the first places that my parents took me on an outing when I was just a little boy. I was only three years old, but I still remember it like it was yesterday!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

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