Appalachian Ridges

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Ever since I saw an image like this many years ago, I have been waiting for an opportunity where a number of ridges are lit showing each ridge slightly brighter to the horizon. I took this in Shenadoah NP in April.

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Cherry Blossom, Washington DC

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During our visit to Washington, DC, we went downtown on a lovely warm sunny April morning.  There was thousands of people out for the Cherry Blossom race – a running race that takes in much of the wonderful cherry blossom that is out this time of the year.  It also brought out many photographers keen to get THE picture and couples with photographers getting “couples” pictures with blossom as their background.

Monument Valley sunrise

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One of the most special days on our trip through the US last Sept was a pre-dawn guided tour of Monument Valley.  We were staying in a tent in the sand dunes that look out on the Mittens, and stumbled out of the tent and to the hotel to meet our guide for the morning.  The first stop we made was on the dirt road dropping into park.  There had been some rain which served as nice foreground interest for this shot.

Bar Harbor restaurant wall detail

IMG_7538FBAt the end of five weeks touring the states we ended up in Bar Harbor, Maine.  At the end of the season there were still many tourists walking round this quaint touristy town.  We ate heartily at the Thirsty Whale, but I really liked a wall of driver plates stuck up on the side wall of another restaurant on the main drag from the harbour.