Amber Waves of Grain

Surveying The Battlefield Amber Waves of GrainOkay well technically it’s just regular grass but work with me here. It’s also actually a Civil War site, but again, let’s not be picky.

This panorama is at Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, but it’s no at the bit everyone goes to. This is the Murphy-Chambers Farm.

While not nearly as visited as the primary site, it does make an excellent walking area with 1-3 miles of mostly flat ground (there are a few ravines if you choose to take them).

Amongst other things here you can see the footprint of the John Brown Fort and a gorgeous vista of the Shenandoah River.

There are also some earthworks since this is where Confederate General A.P. Hill performed his flanking maneuver on the Union forces. 

While I like the scale of this image, I did make a basic error in composition which is that I left the horizon close to the middle of the image. I should have either shown less sky and more grass or more sky and less grass.

In my defense it is much harder to compose those elements when taking a series of portrait orientation images to stitch into a landscape panorama.

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