A Glimpse of Darby Creek: One of the Last Great Places
Darby Creek flows for about 80 miles through west central Ohio. Two Hundred years ago, it was just a typical ordinary stream. But then colonizers brought “civilization” to the vast wild area. Today, Darby Creek is one of the few remaining remnants of that wilderness. Very few streams enjoy the biodiversity that is still found along the Big Darby. Urbanization has sprouted not far from its banks but its important riparian corridor of deciduous forest remains intact along key lengths of the shoreline. When compared to other streams and creeks, Big and Little Darby Creeks represent a important living classroom of ecology and the natural sciences. It is a museum of natural history. Grassroots citizen groups have worked together over decades to bring protective status of State and National Scenic River to the creek. It is a place for vision, renewal, and enlightenment. It has been designated as "One of the Dozen Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere."
Darby Creek is a special place to me – a place worth preserving, a place worth remembering.
I hope that my photographic images of Darby Creek will bring to viewers enlightenment and a love of this special natural place. I have spent over two years preparing a coffee table book about Darby Creek. Currently, the book is not available for mass publication, but is available as an Artist Proof book printed "on-demand".
Individual images from the project are available as Fine Art Giclee Prints, printed and signed by the artist. These signed museum quality prints are available in four sizes: 8" x 12" ……… $50 11" x 16.5" …. $90 14" x 21" ……. $125 16" x 24" ……. $150 (price includes First Class USPS shipping)
The book "A Glimpse of Darby Creek: One of the Last Great Places" is available as an hardbound Artist Proof book, printed "on-demand", through Blurb.com. The book is 11" x 12 ½" and printed one at a time. The book is currently available in two options: standard paper for $150 plus shipping, or heavy paper for $200 plus shipping. http://www.blurb.com/search/site_search?search=Mark+Romesser
The Book: "A Glimpse of Darby Creek: One of the Last Great Places"