Damascus Dawn

hdr photograph of downtown Damascus, VA at dawn

Here’s a look at downtown Damascus, VA at dawn.  I took three exposures and blended them together to create this HDR image.

Sycamore on the James

photograph of a tree reflected in the water of a riverThis tree, which I now know is a sycamore, is one my favorites.  I see it often when I walk along the river.  It’s stark, white branches majestically loom over the river and stand out from the green foliage.

I merged two separate exposures of this tree to create an HDR image.  I under exposed one shot to keep the sky darker and used a “properly” exposed image for the reflections in the river.

Jones Run Falls Panorama

panoramic photograph of the Jones Run Falls in Shenandoah National ParkI stitched together 6 separate photos to create this panoramic view of the rock wall at Jones Run Falls in Shenandoah National Park.  The water seeping over the stone edifice makes it appear very dark, nearly black.  As with all of the photos on my blog, you can click on it to see a larger, more detailed image.

Hawks on Church Steeple

photograph of two hawks on a church steepleI had been planning on photographing this steeple for a while.  When I arrived I found a hawk perched atop.  As I watched and photographed another hawk arrived.  From my angle I couldn’t see the interaction between the hawks and I haven’t been able to identify them.  I believe one is a juvenile and the other an adult.  The landing hawk may be the adult because it came and went while the other stayed put.  It may have come to feed the younger hawk but I can’t be certain.

Pace Line

photograph of cyclist riding in a pace lineCyclists ride in a pace line to save energy.  The first time I drafted another cyclist it was immediately obvious why birds fly in formation.  These riders are about 15 miles into a century ride in Richmond, Virginia.  With 85 miles remaining they are, no doubt, attempting to retain as much of their energy as possible.

Clouds Over the Vineyard

Photograph of dramatic clouds over a vineyardDark clouds swept across the sky as I searched for photographic subjects in this vineyard.  I blended two differently exposed photos of the scene to create this HDR version of the image.

End Of The Season

photograph of seed podsSummer is behind us.  Countless wild flowers seeds have been disbursed and silently rest in the earth, waiting for spring to begin their cycle again.

 

Fall Morning in Deep Run Park

photograph of trees reflected in the water at Deep Run ParkEarly Saturday morning I walked through Deep Run Park in Henrico County, Virginia.  I wanted to be there while that magical, early morning light blanketed the trees and whatever I might find beneath them.  I nearly passed this scene but fortunately stopped long enough to notice it.