harrisburg pennsylvania

Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street Bridge

After a string of relatively mild winters, Mother Nature has return to balance things out. But nature has also provided some opportunities to photograph rare occurrences, like frozen waterways. One such waterway is the Walnut Street Bridge in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

Slow Flowing River

Welcome back! I hope you had a great weekend. It was a very nice one for me, although I didn't do a thing on the photography front, but was able to accomplish some other things on my list. Today we revisit the Susquehanna River outside of Harrisburg PA where I had taken some long exposures before the sun rose. I was on a foot bridge over the river around 4:40 am one Summer morning and can recall how quiet the surrounding area was at that time. Hardly a sound, just the quiet flow of the river as it slowly made it's way toward it's eventual destination of the Chesapeake Bay. The shot below was a 30 second exposure at F18, which slowed the motion even more. Such a peaceful time it was. ;-)

Slow Flowing River
Slow Flowing River

It was so dark at the time of this shot that I really didn't notice the paddle wheels on the stern of this boat until daybreak, well after the shot. I wondered if this was a water taxi but saw no real markings to indicate such on it's sides.

In the processing department, this is pretty much how it came off the camera with the exception of a couple of minor tweaks in PS.

Thanks for visiting!

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm 

Processing: Photoshop CS5

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Daybreak in Harrisburg

On one of my visits to Harrisburg Pennsylvania, a place where I shot this bridge, I captured this daybreak image. I recall how peaceful everything was as night transitioned to day and the air was fresh and clean. It was somewhat eerie, as absolutely nothing was moving, no cars, people jogging or any of the normal early morning activities. What a great time to grab some street scenes. The building below is a parking garage but what really caught my attention was the sky. I desperately wanted to get down to the shoreline of the Susquehanna river which is nearby, but time was of the essence doing these early hours so I captured what was before me.

Thanks for visiting, friends!

Daybreak in Harrisburg
Daybreak in Harrisburg
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Rest Stop

Ever looked for a place to sit and rest while out traveling? On a warm day while out and about, it's always nice to find such a shady place to relax for a few minutes, gather your thoughts and enjoy the surroundings. Such was the case here.

I came upon this scene while exploring City Island, just outside of Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

Rest Stop
Rest Stop

Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: Photomatix Pro 4 - Adobe Lightroom 3

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM