A Mid-Atlantic’s Night Dream

Ok, so a bit of an exaggeration. But then again, every night that I go out shooting ends up with it’s own flavor and highlights. This particular night was fairly overcast and the clouds were picking up nice colors from the surrounding cities and towns. While the rest of the world slept I was out looking for compositions in the broken moonlight. If you have not already watched my YouTube vlog about this nights shoot I invite you to watch here… I feature two images in the vlog while in this blog I will feature only my favorite, called “The Silo”. I also talked about the hardest part of night photography so go give it a watch!

The Silo
The Silo
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Eagle Paparazzi At Conowingo Dam

Have you ever been to the Conowingo Dam to witness the eagle paparazzi for yourself? Or have you been a part of the paparazzi? I have done both and must say its a dam (ha ha) good time watching the eagles. The Bald Eagles gather at the base of the Conowingo Dam and on the towers and trees below the dam. They gather for breeding season and end up spreading throughout the area for nesting purposes. Photographers gather from near and far to witness the spectacle. Any given morning you will find a line of photographers a 1/4 mile long with gear stretching collectively into the hundreds of thousands.

Soaring Beauty
Soaring Beauty
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Black and White Shenandoah Mornings

So, to finish up with my Shenandoah National Park trip from the end of October I bring to you 2 black and white shots. I have really been trying to shoot more black and white lately so I keep my eyes open for shots that lend themselves to black and white. These two shots were perfect because there was not a lot of color despite the fall leaves. They work much better in the simple contrast of black and white.

Shenandoah Valley B&W
Shenandoah Valley B&W
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Colorful Shenandoah Mornings

Fall in Shenandoah National Park along Skyline Drive is usually amazing. This year is no exception as the leaves are turning pretty colors. This is a companion piece to my last blog which chronicled my night photography along Skyline Drive. You can read it here if you missed it. And if you want to view the YouTube vlog of my morning shoot you can see it here. And if you just want to read about Colorful Shenandoah Mornings then read on dear friend.

Antlers
Antlers
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Cold Shenandoah Nights

I love night photography on cold Shenandoah nights. I just discovered that I hate night videography on any night. It is impossible to film the beauty of the night skies, at least with the modest equipment that I have. I invite you to watch the making of video of the following two images anyway… I worked hard to take the video and hard again to make the video. It can be found here. But read on more!

The Hunter
The Hunter
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