First Light Great Falls
Photograph - Photography
I've spent a considerable amount of time scouting and waiting for the conditions to be good at Great Falls, a series of cascades and waterfalls on the Potomac River. Great Falls is the point at which geographically there is a fault line transition from piedmont to coastal topography, sending the Potomac River over a series of drops and squeezing the tumbling water into the narrow and dramatic Mather Gorge. All of this action occurs at a location just outside of the nation's capital, Washington DC.
This particular morning the large rocks bordering the river were dry and allowed me to scramble somewhat less dangerously to the base of the primary fall on the Virginia side. To my excitement, the sky illuminated with beautiful soft pinks and lots of interesting clouds. The best part: I got to share the moment with my mother and father who were at a nearby overlook enjoying the same scene unfolding along the Potomac River.
February 10th, 2012
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