Great Falls

Great Falls Park is located in Fairfax County in Virginia. It is the great falls of the Potomac River and a sight to see.

Taken with the X-Pro2 and Rokinon 12mm and Fujinon 18-55mm lens

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Painted Hills

I’m really glad my girlfriend mentioned the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in the Central part of Oregon. It was a different land coming from Portland and the mountains. Dry but still wonderful. This is really the first dry place I visited in my life. The heat wasn’t to bad as it was not really humid which I’m use to experiencing in Virginia during the Summer. There were a lot of interesting formations and the Painted Hills were really interesting. There was hardly anyone out there, we had the place to ourselves most of the time.

Taken with a X-Pro2 and Rokinon 12mm lens

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Bend in the road

Olympic National Park is a large park a a lot of it can not be visited at all unless you get out of your car and hike in. I wish I had the time but I was on the road to see a lot. This is from a popular area Hurricane Ridge  that is accessible from Port Angeles Oregon. Lovely area but can get busy later in the day.

Taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Rokinon 12mm lens

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Wizard Island

Wizard Island is the only island in Crater Lake and it is a cinder cone of the volcano that once stood there. The water is so blue there and you can see snow on the north sides and areas that are cast in long shadows throughout the day.  Hope you can go some time I only wish it wasn’t as crowded when I did.

Taken with X-Pro2 and xf 18-55mm lens

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Old Building at Harpers Ferry

Harper’s Ferry West Virginia is really a neat place to check out. It is where three states join at the intersection of the Potomac and Shenandoah River. West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. The old part of the town is part of the National Park system and has two active train lines running through. It also is the headquarters and the unofficial half way point of the Appalachian Trail. I took my girlfriend here on a whim after Gettysburg since I had not been in a long time and she never had. It was a gorgeous day to go too. In this old building that was part of an exhibit I noticed that the wall to the left in the photo that the outline with the brick showing through sort of looked like the United States.

Taken with Fujifilm XPro-2 and 12mm Rokinon lens. 

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