A big thank you to all the visitors to the DAJ Designs Photography booth yesterday at Westminster Art In The Park. DAJ Designs is a joint venture with my mother who also is a photographer. We have been doing shows together since 2010. Somehow the weather stayed clear despite an 80% chance of thunderstorms and rain. We even saw a bit of sunshine by the end of the day!
This piece is a continuation of yesterday’s trip to Shenandoah National Park. If you missed it you can read it here. In case you didn’t know, I love water. I am drawn to it so I love waterfalls. But here I decided to try to do something a bit different.
I was debating with myself whether or not to take a trip down to Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. At 1:30am, at the very last minute, I decided to go for it. The drive down was very exciting as I drove through a thunderstorm practically the whole way. And this was an active storm cell, lightning every 5 seconds or so and lots of streaks. Everything would be normal then all the sudden the whole landscape lit up in front of me from the bright lightning. Very distracting while I was driving, but great fun to watch. I was hoping to reach Shenandoah National Park in time to try and get some lightning shots but it was not to be this time. The storms that seemed to hover over my car ended up getting too far to the west for photography. However, the sunrise was pretty nice…
After a sleepless night I decided to go to Lake Roland near the Baltimore City / County line to do some birding. Arriving at 7:15am there was still some hazy fog in the air creating sunbeams through the trees. I was mainly looking for warblers though most of the warblers were hiding from me. I was able to get a couple pictures that I like.