Took a walk on the path behind the development that I live in 2 weeks ago looking for something to photograph. Took a few photographs of some of the remaining flowers in the area. This one caught my eye because of its bright color and size.
On 30 July I visited one of the local parks in my area in hopes to get some photographs of the man-made falls. While my initial thought was there was no good compositions, I decided to go back and look at them again. I took numerous shots of this log in the water and decided that I liked this one because it seemed to lead the viewer from the shore to the falls with the log in the middle.
This photograph was taken on Cadillac Mountain in Maine. The view is NNW and you can see the Porcupine Islands and Bar Island. On the left side you can see Bar Harbor.
We have a few bird feeders in our back yard, and recently two Humming Birds have been visiting. I finally got out the camera to take a few photographs of them. As it was getting late the light was not the best, so I had to up the ISO to hand hold the camera. This is one of the better photographs I took of one of them at the feeder.
This photograph of the Shenandoah Mountains was taken on July 12 in the early morning. This was looking south from a hilltop on the north side of the South Fork Shenandoah River. You can see the steam rising from the valleys.
Last week I went out to take some photographs of a falls I had seen about a year ago. I had hoped to try out some long exposures, but I could not get a decent composition of the falls, but I did notice this bridge downstream. I ended up taking a few photographs of the bridge and the water around it.
As mentioned in my last post we spent the second week of July out near the Shenandoah Mtns. The photograph above was taken on our last morning there. I was looking to capture the sunlight coming through the trees at sunrise. The sun was already risen and past the “golden hour”, but because of the mountains I was still able to capture some of the nice light. I also wanted to capture it coming through the trees.
A week ago my family took a vacation to the Shenandoah NP region of Virginia. Spent much of the week hiking and driving along Skyline Drive. One of the hikes we took was to Lands Run Falls which is where I took this photograph. In addition on Friday morning while drinking my coffee on the deck of our rental, I saw this bear walking across the back lot. This was the second bear I saw, the first was crossing Skyline Drive, he was about 60 ft. away.
Another photograph from our trip to Charlottesville, VA last year. This is a photograph from Monticello. I like that the top of the mansion is covered by the overhanging trees, but you can see the reflection of it in the small pool at the bottom.
The above photograph is from Skyline Drive in Virginia. Last year around this time my wife an I took a little trip to Charlottesville, VA for a few days. On our way back we drove through the Shenandoah NP for part of the way home. This photograph was from one of the overlooks along the route.