Autumn leaves at Rock Creek

November 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn at Great Falls

November 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn Morning at Great FallsAutumn Morning at Great FallsA beautiful autumn morning at Great Falls, Virginia. Featuring fall foliage and flowing water. Autumn color is turning out to be especially good this year and I'm trying to make the best of it. Here's a recent one from Great Falls in Virginia. The waterfall is in the Potomac River and not far upriver from Washington, D.C.

Stay tuned, I've got more fall images on the way!


Election Day lunar eclipse

November 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Today is Election Day in the United States and there also happened to be a total lunar eclipse this morning—a very rare occurrence. I took several photos this morning, but I can't decide which one I like best. In honor of Election Day, help me decide which one is best by voting for your favorite! Leave a comment below or send me a private message.

The Statue of Freedom and the Eclipse 1The Statue of Freedom and the Eclipse 1The Statue of Freedom, resting upon the United States Capitol dome in Washington, D.C., gazes upon a lunar eclipse on Election Day, 2022.

The Statue of Freedom and the Eclipse 2The Statue of Freedom and the Eclipse 2The Statue of Freedom, resting upon the United States Capitol dome in Washington, D.C., gazes upon a lunar eclipse on Election Day, 2022.


Autumn has arrived

November 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn Sunrise at BearfenceAutumn Sunrise at BearfenceSunrise from the Bearfence viewpoint in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

Autumn is here and it's a great time to go out and take some photos. Above is the first of a few that I plan to share. I took this one very early in the morning on the Bearfence rock scramble in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. It's pretty tough getting up early enough to drive out there and hike up the rock scramble in the dark, but it's certainly worth it!

 


Sunrises and Ponies

October 27, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

Sunrise on the Assateague ChannelSunrise on the Assateague ChannelSunrise at the Assateague Channel between Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island in Virginia.

In October, I visited the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. It's a marvelous place, with beautiful forests and fantastic wildlife. Summer is peak season for tourism on the island, but I find that in the summertime, the mosquitos can be quite troublesome. Fortunately, one can avoid the mosquitos by visiting off-season in October.

I took the above and below photos in the Assateague Channel, which is the small area between Assateague Island (where the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is located) and Chincoteague Island (where the city of Chincoteague is located). Early in the morning, it's especially beautiful and tranquil.

Dawn on the Assateague ChannelDawn on the Assateague ChannelDawn at the Assateague Channel between Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island in Virginia.

The claim to fame for the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is the presence of feral ponies. Popular legend has it that the feral ponies descended from survivors of wrecked Spanish galleons off the Virginia coast. They are magnificent to behold in their natural habitat, but they can be elusive. Fortunately, I was able to get some nice photos of them the last time that I visited. I hope you like them. I was particularly excited to get photos of the foals.

Wild Mare and Her Foal 1Wild Mare and Her Foal 1Wild ponies in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. Featuring a mare and her foal. Wild Ponies FeedingWild Ponies FeedingWild ponies in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. Featuring a mare and her foal. Wild Trotting FoalWild Trotting FoalA wild pony (a foal) trots along some water in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. Wild Mare and Her Foal 2Wild Mare and Her Foal 2Wild ponies in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. Featuring a mare and her foal. Wild White FoalWild White FoalA wild pony (a foal) trots along in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia.

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