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 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  »

Made It, Ma. Top Of The World!

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 right on top walking along the spine of the mountain and looking east towards the Potomac. I had to zoom in a bit to get the shot I wanted and there was a lot of haze because of the distance. However, a bit of tweaking in Photoshop brought out the details …Read more  »