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Winter at Great Falls

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

Over the weekend, Bill and I headed out to Great Falls National Park in Virginia. I wanted to take some photographs of water at different shutter speeds for a video I’m working on for my FantasticPhotoTips.com site. What I didn’t expect was to find some wonderful opportunities to photograph raging water and ice!

The water levels have been very high recently at Great Falls – the ones we saw on Sunday morning are the highest I’ve ever seen them. The water was raging down the river. Most of the sections of the falls we usually photograph were hidden beneath the water.

What I did see was some areas where icicles had formed on the trees on the rocks in the middle of the river – and the contrast of that frozen beauty with the raging water. It was wonderful to photograph.

Here are some of my photos from the other morning.

Winter at Great Falls National park

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Winter at Great Falls National park

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Winter at Great Falls National park

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Winter at Great Falls National park

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Winter at Great Falls National park

© 2013 Patty Hankins

Winter at Great Falls National park

© 2013 Patty Hankins

In the past, most of visits to Great Falls have been in the spring, summer and fall. After my visit this weekend, I’ll definitely head back there more often in the winter!

 


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