Category Archives: Photos


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 inter­esting to view the place from other people's eyes and see what that brought to light. One of the reasons I like these photo walks is that they force me to slow my pace down a bit. I have a tendency to walk fast and snap photos.

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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 … Read More…
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 … Read More…
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 … Read More…
Mount Vernon Distillery

George Washington Distillery From The Outside

Here's a more picturesque shot of the George Wash­ington Distillery at Mount Vernon. The building itself is not espe­cially distinc­tive but the setting is certainly very attrac­tive. The water course adds to the compo­si­tion of the picture, plus I got lucky with a nice cloudy sky. A little bit of extra processing in Photo­shop pulled out the details … Read More…
How Much Wood

How Much Wood Would A Wood Chuck Chuck?

I went with my son on his recent school outing to Mount Vernon. An inter­esting place to visit certainly. As part of the trip we also stopped by the George Wash­ington Grist Mill and Distillery. This partic­ular photo is in front of the Distillery portion of the site where a group of people dressed for the … Read More…
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.

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