Friday, July 15, 2011

C&O Canal Park in HDR

Nestled between the Potomac River and the old C&O Canal, the C&O Canal Park offers anyone a quiet scenic view of the river with picnic tables and grills.  Although its only a stones throw from the edge of Hancock Md one would never know it while enjoying the tranquility of the gently flowing river.



The canal tow path runs between the park and the old canal.  This shot was made in the evening facing east.  The tow path is enjoyed by both hikers and bikers. 


The old highway bridge, now a pedestrian bridge. adds a scenic element to the view along the canal.

I shot these images one evening shortly after a cold front passed through our area.  The front wiped away the hot hazy humidity leaving behind cool clear conditions.  I felt the conditions were perfect for shooting this location in HDR.

9 comments:

Kjell T. Evensen said...

The HDR has given your images great depth. I especially like the one of the bridge.

missing moments said...

love to walk this path and across that bridge

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

HDR makes the colors pop.

Frank said...

Lovely DOF in these compositions Coy.

Lois Evensen said...

So peaceful and calm. If only the rest of the world could be so calm....

Corker2 said...

This is another place that I've thought about visiting one day. It seems that the area is almost the same as the Heritage Center over here where the old Schuylkill Canal once was. I think I might have even made a Post about it called "Walking the Old Union Canal." Looks like a nice area to snoop around in with the Camera, just like you did.

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Elaine said...

What a lovely spot to spend an evening, and you captured it beautifully!!

PaWingers said...

Great pictures Coy! I've just barely got my feet wet with the HDR but didn't have good results. You did quite well.