Since getting my DSLR, I have been trying to capture the essence of the eastern hemlock groves. They are tricky to shoot well. In the morning and evening, they block so much light that it is difficult to get a sharp image. During midday, they block light, throw a lot of shadows, and make it hard to get a proper exposure. These photos are the best ones I got while at Cook Forest yesterday and Kendall Ledges last weekend.
The one from Kendall Ledges I think captures the purple cast of light you often see in a dense hemlock grove. It's a light that you don't really see in other types of forests. The ones from Cook Forest demonstrate the ability of the Eastern Hemlock to grow in unlikely spots, like on top of a boulder.