Potomac Panorama

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 usually refered to as Dam # 3 (but originally apparently called the Armory Dam). As you can see it makes for an impressive panoramic view of the river.. Continue reading...

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...

On The Hill, Across The River

Another photo from my weekly walk around Harpers Ferry. Actually in this case I was on the C&O Canal path across the Potomac from Harpers Ferry when this scene caught my eye. Harpers Ferry really is built straight up the side of a steep hill and here you can see the rows of houses above the rail bridge that crosses the Potomac. Once again I'm playing with my post processing to create a more stylized painterly effect. It's not quite so obvious on the shrunk version, but if you look at… Continue reading...

Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, usually referred to as the C&O Canal  runs parallel to the Potomac River from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington D.C. A length of around 184 miles. It operated for almost 100 years (from 1831 to 1924). It is now maintained as a National Historical park and makes an excellent walking/running/cycling route. This photo was taken opposite Harpers Ferry. The fog from my other photos is still clinging to the hillside here. . Continue reading...