I think it’s so funny that the people of San Francisco have named the fog. It’s so much a part of their city that it had to have its own identity. So thank you Karl the fog. I think you’re awesome. You make images more dramatic and in this case, you can’t even see the Golden Gate Bridge because of you.
Another amazingly beautiful trip to Great Falls park. I used my ND Filter to get this effect but was more amazed that the a7ii was able to auto focus with the filter on it. Now all we need are comfortable seat cushions for extended exposure times while sitting on rocks 🙂 K thx!
I visited this park a few years ago and never expected a cypress swamp like this so close to Virginia Beach. Its been a while since I’ve revisited these images and forgot the name of it. A quick google search lead me to the wikipedia page and to my surprise, my previous image from First Landing State Park is on there! So cool. Check it out here.
One of my favorite places to go to when I want to spend a day outside. It’s crazy to think that this amazing place is only 15 miles away from Washington DC, yet there are so many people who still have not visited.
When I think about Great Falls Park, I always think about high school. That was when I was first getting into photography and my mom would take me to practice my compositions. I also remember having to write a school paper about the park with my friend Anna. We walked the trails and researched the heck out of the history but only got a “B” on that paper. It’s ok though because I also remember gossiping and laughing our way through the whole project. It was kind of a miracle that we even got it together enough to write the paper.
As an adult, Andrew and I have taken our nephews to the park to play soccer or we’d walk the trails with Frankie. When we first started dating, we walked the whole entire Billy Goat trail while getting to know each other. Another time my cousin, Lynn came to visit from North Carolina and she got her first signs of pregnancy in the park 🙂 And I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve been here and witnessed the most amazing sunrises and sunsets.
The amazing beauty of the Potomac River on a cold winter morning
Close up view
We’re not the only ones who love the park. Its not uncommon to see these beautiful blue herons fishing for dinner.
The park is so big that it is in both Maryland and Virginia. This is a small part of the Maryland side.
Although Virginia is still my favorite side
Hope you enjoyed that stroll down memory lane. I didn’t realize how much Great Falls park meant to me until I had sat down and looked through all these images. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did <3