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.I played around with the processing on this one again to get the painted look. I particularly like what it …Read more »
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 shot could basically have been achieved using about three landscape photos but I've switched to using portrait for the simple reason that it gives you a much higher …Read more »
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.
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 later, but it's pretty close. It's amazing how much more green there is in only a week. But it …Read more »
Another photo from the Harpers Ferry Overlook. This time looking along the length of the Potomac. It's an HDR shot and I really like how the river came out, but I'm not so happy with the amount of grain in the sky.