Stephen Girimont

Stephen Girimont

Owner, The Intimate Landscape, Fine Art Prints

Potomac River Sunrise

Potomac River Sunrise, 12/12/15
The sun rises over the Potomac River on a cloudy morning, creating a dramatic scene

My new home near the Potomac River has its advantages, such as dramatic sunrises or moody, foggy mornings. I do have to admit, however, that I miss the James River near downtown Richmond, with its many rocks and rapids. The area of the Potomac where I live is boringly smooth and placid. I need to explore and find all the interesting locations,¬†and I’m really looking forward to that. The opportunities for wildlife photography abound, and I’ll start doing some of that as well. On the morning of this sunrise, I encountered a couple of Coopers Hawks, Woodpeckers and Great Blue Herons, all without a long lens. Luck favors the prepared, and I wasn’t.

The above image was taken with a Nikon D800, a Nikkor 85mm lens, 1/100th sec. @ f/11, ISO 100. This is a collage of 8 horizontal images shot handheld, 2 rows of 4 images each. Assembled using Adobe’s Lightroom CC. I haven’t printed this one yet, but I think it’s a good candidate for some textured watercolor paper, either that or on metal.

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