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The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 2: The Missing Girl

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Wolves Of West Virginia

My phonecall to the Shep­herd­stown police was singu­larly lacking in useful infor­ma­tion. They were polite but partic­u­larly unin­for­ma­tive about the missing Naomi. Ongoing inves­ti­ga­tion; pursuing a few leads; no comment.  Someone had just done a refresher course on how to deal with the press. Oh yes, I may have given them the impres­sion that I was a reporter of some sort.

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The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 1: A Wizard In West Virginia

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Wolves Of West Virginia

Shep­herd­stown is overrun with were­wolves. That’s Shep­herd­stown, West Virginia for those of you who are wondering.  Most of you prob­ably. It’s a small univer­sity town in the eastern panhandle of the state. The bit that’s really more like an annex of Northern Virginia.

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Loudon Heights Overlook Panorama

Loudon Heights Overlook

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 … Read More…
Surveying The Battlefield

Amber Waves of Grain

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 … Read More…
Potomac Panorama

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 … Read More…
Foggy Shenandoah

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 … Read More…
The Potomac From Harpers Ferry

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 … Read More…
Harpers Ferry Overlook Panorama 2

Looking Down On The Potomac

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.

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Thats A Lot of Water

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.

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Round The Back

Round The Back

It's been a while since I took a shot at a black and white image. Well tech­ni­cally this has a slight sepia tint to it, but what­ever. For a good black and white image I think you need strong contrasts other­wise the image tends to get a bit murky and nothing stands out. I think I have that here and with the help of a little … Read More…