Havre De Grace

Riverfront Morning

Happy Monday, everyone. After a few days with family and friends it is good to return to the regular routine. The short time away from cyberspace provided a nice opportunity to recharge the batteries, so to speak.

Today's image is actually a wider angle of Riverfront, posted last year. This image was taken earlier in the morning than the aforementioned and has been sitting in the queue of processed shots that I keep handy. This is a sunrise shot with the transitional colors of night turning to day.

Riverfront Moning
Riverfront Moning

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In the right of the frame are two small tree covered islands, often seen with small fishing boats around them. Not so on this particular morning. To the left is a launch ramp and parking lot to accommodate vehicles and trailers.

By the way, this is the Susquehanna River which empties into the top of the Chesapeake Bay near Havre de Grace Maryland, site of this Riverside Stroll.

At the time of processing, this was run through HDR Efex Pro then pulled into Photoshop for some adjustments and masking.

I hope you enjoyed the view.

Before closing out I'd like to point you to a Google Plus Circle of photographers entitled "Hidden Treasure" which features 264 #togs, including yours truly. The circle was created by Mr. Charles Lupica, who obviously put in a great deal of work to assemble this, to which I personally thank him.

I plan to visit each of these individuals in the coming weeks and see this as an opportunity to discover new talents and broaden the horizons. You are more than welcome to use this circle as a resource as well.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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Concord Point Light

Twas a foggy and hazy morning when I last visited the Top of the Bay in Havre De Grace Maryland, where the historic Concord Point Lighthouse stands proudly. This was also the place where I captured this riverside stroll. The Concord Point Light was constructed in 1827 by local resident John Donahoo who used granite as the main material for this 36 foot tower. Donahoo's work was so impressive that he went on to build another dozen or so lighthouses in the state of Maryland. This lighthouse, with it's whitewash finish, remained in service until 1975.

Just think, there were not many shoreline cities or communities in the early 19th century so these navigation aids were tremendously important for safe travel on the waterways of the east coast at that time.

Concord Point Light
Concord Point Light

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As I took this photography I was imagining the difficulty of navigating the open waters in fog, as was present on this particular morning. Standing on the shoreline, visibility was down to approximately 100 feet, a scary situation when traveling among rocky outcrops and sometimes shallow waters.

As you can see, the Sun is far above the horizon yet the fog has not completely burned off, which causes the sunlight to cast a glow over the entire area.

In Lightroom 4 I have created a few B&W presets for easy and quick conversions like the one below.

Concord Point Light - B&W
Concord Point Light - B&W

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As always, your comments and feedback is always welcome.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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