Colorful damselflies roam the shoreline of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. I photographed this one during a summer canoe trip.
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Damselfly On The Rappahannock
The constant bubbling of mineral infused, hot water leaves colorful, thin layers of sediment throughout the geothermal areas of Yellowstone National Park. The hot spring in the foreground of this photo reminds me of a lunar crater while the colorful cliff and distant steam behind it add to the other-worldliness of the scene.
Yellowstone Traffic Jam
We were traveling north from the Old Faithful area in Yellowstone National Park when we encountered three bison traffic jams in the space of about 1 mile. The kids thought it was hilarious to watch them walking down the road, holding up traffic. The bison took their time and would occasionally stop to look at a vehicle as if the cars were out of place.
Cyclist on Riverside Drive
I photographed this cyclist on Riverside Drive during the Tour de Richmond in October. Positioned across the road with a view of the river, I panned the camera with the passing cyclist to capture this image.
During a walk along the James River I noticed these cairns out among the natural rock formations. Perhaps they were put their by a paddler as a way to mark their take out point?
Ravages of Time
The old brick and concrete bridge piers stand across the James River as a testimony to the ravages of time. They once provided safe and easy passage across the river and now serve merely as roosts for water fowl and baron outcroppings for pioneering vegetation.
Old Bridge Pilings
These old pilings in the James River must have served as the foundation for a small bridge. Now they are simply part of the river.
Goose Reflected on the River
The slow moving, low, autumn waters of the James River provided a wonderful reflection of a Canada Goose and the nearby river rocks.
Sycamore on the James
This tree, which I now know is a sycamore, is one my favorites. I see it often when I walk along the river. It’s stark, white branches majestically loom over the river and stand out from the green foliage.
I merged two separate exposures of this tree to create an HDR image. I under exposed one shot to keep the sky darker and used a “properly” exposed image for the reflections in the river.