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March 22, 2009

Downtown Baltimore to Great Falls National Park in 24 hours

by josephrossbachphoto

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I started out this weekend shooting in downtown Baltimore at sunrise on Saturday morning. I had a 1/2 day workshop that started at 10am and instead of sleeping in I got downtown at 6:30am to have a go at shooting reflections in the various buildings around the harbor. I met the group at 10am and we started of the workshop at Second Chance Warehouse to shoot all the cool oddities, old furniture and stained glass. Its a great place to go for a few hours and there are some really interesting shots to be had. They are very kind to photographers and will let you shoot with a tripod.

After 2 hours at Second Chance, we headed over to the Visionary Art Museum to photograph the facade of the building. As you can see from the images below, this place is a photographers dream come true. This morning I started the day at dawn at Great Falls National Park on the Virginia side. The light was so-so and there were no clouds in the sky so I stuck to shooting small intimate scenes along the rivers edge and managed to get a pretty nice image of the spout back-lit and some nice spray of mist from the falls. I used my Singh Ray Vari-Nd filter to lengthen the exposure to 5 seconds in the hard light and my 3 stop ND grad to hold back the exposure on the sky. I am pretty happy with the results. What do you think?

Thanks in advance for any comments or critiques!

Reflections and Glass Facade - In-Camera image overlay of 2 images

Reflections and Glass Facade - In-Camera image overlay of 2 images

Visionary Facade #1

Visionary Facade #1

Stained Glass at Second Chance

Stained Glass at Second Chance

Stained Glass Detail

Stained Glass Detail

Crazy Bus at the Visionary

Crazy Bus at the Visionary

Swirls and Color at the Visionary

Swirls and Color at the Visionary

Glass Eye at the Visionary

Glass Eye at the Visionary

Big Falls of the Potomac

Big Falls of the Potomac

Reflections and Bubbles in the Potomac

Reflections and Bubbles in the Potomac

Reflections and Bubbles #2

Reflections and Bubbles #2

The Spout, Great Falls National Park

The Spout, Great Falls National Park

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