Monday, March 31, 2008

Great Falls, Brookside Gardens and Meadowlark Gardens Private Workshop this past weekend

I had a private workshop this past weekend in Northern Virginia. My client, Joe and his wife were down from upstate New York to photograph early spring along Mather Gorge and the Potomac River. First let me just say how nice Joe and his wife were. It was a real pleasure to spend the weekend shooting with a group so enthusiastic and energetic. We started out at Great Falls at first light on Saturday morning. Joe and I found our way down to a beautiful cascade along the rivers edge. The light was just right with a strong pink glow and blue skies. We spent at least a half hour shooting along this sectioon of the river. Below is the first image captured that morning.

After getting our fill of shooting in the Gorge we wen't for coffee and breakfast before heading over to Brookside Gardens to work on Macro and Multiple Exposure Techniques. The flowers all looked good and we ended up spending around 3 hours shooting in the conservatory. Here are a few images from Brookside.

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After lunch and image critiques we headed back over to Great Falls to catch sunset from the first overlook behind the Visitor Center on the Virginia side. We had some really nice light and sunset and twilight lasted for a really long time. This of course allowed the rimwe to make some great images. Here is my favorite image from sunset.

On sunday we met for sunrise again at Great Falls and then spent the rest of the afternoon doing image critiques, software training and macro work at Meadowlark Gardens. All in all, what a great weekend. Thanks Joe and Pam for making the long hual from New York and allowing me the pleasure of leading you to some of my favorite spots in the area. Here are a few images from Sunday's shoot. Enjoy, Joe.

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