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 long winded way of explaining that this shot was taken from that bridge looking down on a very foggy Shenandoah. Oh and I can technically claim to have walked on the Appalachian trail.
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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 right, while I am standing in West Virginia. Plus... it's pretty. This panorama is stitched together from about a half dozen images taken in portrait orientation. The same… Continue reading...

That's A Lot of Water

Last week's rainstorms created flash floods all over the region and that water eventually poured into both the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

And since both those rivers meet at Harpers Ferry, this is what it looked like early Saturday morning.. Continue reading...

Islands Without Mist

So a couple of weeks ago I posted a photo I'd taken called Islands In The Fog. It was a heavily stylized image, but the result was quite satisfying to me. And apparently to others because it even briefly made it onto Flickr's Explore. Which was kind of cool. I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison image though and show the scene without the mist and with a more naturalistic look. And here it is. The composition is not identical because I was doing it from memory a week… Continue reading...