So my personal highlight from this year’s Disney trip was the Sunrise Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is (or was) an extended version of the regular Kilimanjaro Safari ride plus a buffet breakfast available for a modest, by Disney standards, price to DVC members staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sadly this has been discontinued (perhaps … Continue reading Sunrise Safari At Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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
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
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
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
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 … Continue reading George Washington Distillery From The Outside
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 … Continue reading How Much Wood Would A Wood Chuck Chuck?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Usually when you’re taking landscape photos you want to go as wide as you can and capture everything. Not always though. I thought it might be an interesting comparison to my Top Of The World photo from yesterday to show what the shot looked like before I zoomed my lens in. I don’t think this is a bad … Continue reading Top Of The World — Zoomed Out
Okay, not actually the top of the world. The headline is a lie! But it did feel like it. I took another walk up to the top of Maryland Heights this morning. And for the first time there wasn’t any cloud cover there so I could actually see (well occasionally in-between all the trees at least). This shot is … Continue reading Made It, Ma. Top Of The World!