Local Adventures: Great Falls – Spring 2013

A couple of days ago, I decided to celebrate the completion of the semester by heading out to one of my well liked spots; Great Falls — on the Maryland side — is a place I like to visit often (especially during the work week) because so few people show up there during the autumn, winter, and spring seasons. Because of the lack of too much foot traffic, one doesn’t feel as if you need to be in a hurry to get out of people’s way, you get the opportunity to enjoy the small things — as well as the big things — that nature has to offer here.

Walking around, it isn’t an uncommon sight to come across a heron, snake, deer, beaver, etc., after all, you are in their home. The challenge I encounter when coming into contact with the fauna of the place is that as much as I want to photograph them, I don’t want to cause them to become agitated or fearful of people. After all, the last thing I want is a heron coming after me for getting to close (I’ve had too many encounters with the devil birds many call, mocking birds, and am therefore scarred for life).

There were quite a few more photographs taken this day, but I wanted to show you the ones that I hope convey at least some of the feelings I experienced seeing the composition in my head.