Jefferson Rock

Jefferson Rock

Jefferson RockJefferson Rock is a signif­i­cant land­mark in Harpers Ferry. It’s a little bit of a climb to get to it. Enough to have you out of breath, but not enough to put you off doing it.

It sits above the Shenadoah river and gives a commanding view of the surrounding land. The view was such that Thomas Jefferson (thus the name) stated that “this scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic.”

Which to be honest seems a bit hyper­bolic. But I imagine in his view from on top of the rock is substan­tially better than the ones tourists can get now, since it is far too unstable and no one is allowed on it. Instead we all take pictures of the rock itself…

This partic­ular shot may not be to everyone’s tastes as I’ve used a much higher level of tone mapping than I usually do and as a result the image is more styl­ized and less natu­ral­istic. But  I really like the effect in this case.

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