I've posted pictures (July 2011 and August 2010) in the past from visits to Hocking Hills State Park.
The picture below is of a small cave formation that inspired the location for a scene in Blood Sword. Those who've read the novel might recognize it. While the photo isn't exactly what's described in the novel, it's pretty close.
Sometimes readers and other writers ask where inspiration and ideas come from. For me they come from places I visit, literally or by way of the written word (fiction or nonfiction), and through television programs, and even discussions with family, friends and acquaintances.
The photograph above illustrates a prime example. I'd seen the formation a number of times in the past. It just stuck with me, and when I needed a place for a particular encounter in Blood Sword to occur, this memory found its way to the front of my thoughts and into my outline. It survived the actual writing and revision. And there it remains for readers to experience.