Autumn at Great Falls National Park

This past Saturday morning, I led a workshop at Great Falls National Park. We are just hitting peak fall foliage in the Washington, D.C. Area, and wanted to capture this beautiful time on camera.

We were treated to a beautiful sunrise. I scaled down some rocks (being very careful while doing so) to capture the next two images: one vertical and one, 3 shot panorama to show the scale of the rocks. In just a few minutes, the light changed pretty drastically from a pinkish to orangish hue:

A dramatic, autumn sunrise at Great Falls National Park, Virginia.

A dramatic, autumn sunrise at Great Falls National Park, Virginia.

 panorama showcases the huge rocks beneath a dramatic, autumn sunrise at Great Falls National Park, Virginia.

panorama showcases the huge rocks beneath a dramatic, autumn sunrise at Great Falls National Park, Virginia.

Of course, it is fall season and I would be remiss if I didn’t include a shot showcasing the trees. Since the trees ring around the waterfall, it takes a decent zoom to illustrate the trees in their autumn luster. I waited for the sun to peek through the clouds and over the rocks to illuminate the foliage and the waterfalls beneath:

A bank of autumn colored trees sits at the top of the dramatic waterfalls of Great Falls National Park, VA.

A bank of autumn colored trees sits at the top of the dramatic waterfalls of Great Falls National Park, VA.

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