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A Morning at Great Falls

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Not having visited Great Falls, MD, in some time, I decided to get an early morning start.  The weather on Friday was as good as a summer day gets in the area with light winds, low humidity and a clear sky.  Traffic going out of DC was not bad and the roads along the Potomac River were pleasant. 

The C&O National Historic Park, at the end of MacArthur Blvd, is open from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset.  It was well past that when I arrived.  Hiking out to the observation deck on Olmsted Island, I noticed that the small side stream, usually rushing with water were mostly dry.

At that hour, I had the observation deck to myself and was able to set up my tripod.  Note to self:  find a taller tripod that will clear the railings easily.  It was only then that I realized that the sun was still behind the hills surrounding the river basin.  Took some shots anyway and hiked along the towpath.


Great Falls from the Maryland shore

Great Falls from the Maryland shore