Category Archives: Photos

P1030509 World Wide Photo Walk 2014 — Harpers Ferry

This is the second year in a row that I’ve partic­i­pated in Scott Kelby’s World­wide Photo Walk. Last year I joined a walk at Gettys­burg, this year I stayed closer to home and partic­i­pated in a walk at Harpers Ferry. Orig­i­nally I planned on doing a different walk since I take photos at Harpers Ferry on a semi-regular basis, but I thought it would be … Continue reading World Wide Photo Walk 2014 — Harpers Ferry

Loudon Heights Overlook Panorama Loudon Heights Overlook

Here’s a different look at Harpers Ferry. This time round I hiked up Loudon Heights rather than Mary­land Heights.While the walk up Mary­land Heights is pretty much straight up (well round and round up I suppose) Loudon Heights is a bit more spread out. First you go up, then you walk along the spine of the moun­tain for a way​.At … Continue reading Loudon Heights Over­look

Surveying The Battlefield Amber Waves of Grain

Okay 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 … Continue reading Amber Waves of Grain

The Old Vault The Old Vault At Mount Vernon

  As the sign explains (though the text is prob­ably just a little too small in this photo) this is the old Wash­ington family vault at Mount Vernon. George and Martha Wash­ington along with assorted other family members were interred here until the new tomb (which George Wash­ington had instructed be built) was completed in 1831. It’s certainly … Continue reading The Old Vault At Mount Vernon

Pop And His Special Angel Pop And His Special Angel

Here’s a photo that I didn’t expect to be taking. My son Iain and his grand­fa­ther share a moment this past father’s day. This time last year it was looking like Bruce might not be with us for much longer after a cancer diag­nosis, surgery and hospi­tal­iza­tion. Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and author of eoghann​.com. You can get … Continue reading Pop And His Special Angel

Potomac Panorama Potomac Panorama

On the Mary­land side of the Potomac you can walk from Harpers Ferry all the way up to Shep­herd­stown or further cour­tesy of the C&O Canal. On the West Virginia side things are a little more limited. But you can walk along the river a way. Which is what I did here, walking until I reached an old rubble dam … Continue reading Potomac Panorama

Foggy Shenandoah Foggy Shenandoah

The Appalachian trail runs through Harpers Ferry and crosses the Shenan­doah  River via a pedes­trian section of the road bridge.It’s not a partic­u­larly pleasant walk what with the cars and trucks speeding by. But they have put up a barrier in between so you don’t feel like you’re about to be crushed the whole time.All of which is a very … Continue reading Foggy Shenan­doah

The Potomac From Harpers Ferry Sunrise On The Potomac

This is another spot that I photo­graph on a regular basis. This is where the Shenan­doah (on the right) and The Potomac (on the left) meet and the Potomac then heads through the Blue Ridge Moun­tains and on towards DC. It’s also essen­tially where three states meet with Mary­land on the left across and Virginia on the … Continue reading Sunrise On The Potomac

Sunshine Ray of Sunshine

I would love to claim that this was bril­liant compo­si­tion on my part, but in truth it was pure blind luck. The ray of sunshine effect really wasn’t that obvious from the viewfinder and I mainly took this shot to compare the how sunny the day was compared with the foggy images I had taken a couple of … Continue reading Ray of Sunshine

Harpers Ferry Overlook Panorama 2 Looking Down On The Potomac

Well I did say that I keep coming back to this spot. Yes, it’s time for another panorama from the Harper’s Ferry Over­look on Mary­land Heights. This time I’m looking up the Potomac with Harper’s Ferry off to the left. I’m almost convinced that it’s actu­ally impos­sible to take a bad photo from this spot. Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and … Continue reading Looking Down On The Potomac