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White-Eyed Vireo Singing at Huntley Meadows
Great Horned Owl Nestling in the Branching Out Stage
Great Horned Owl Nestling in the Branching Out Stage
Water, Earth and Sky - Great Blue Heron and Reflections at Huntley Meadows
Red Fox Kit in Shenandoah National Park
Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction - A Day Late
Big Dipper and Polaris in the December Night Sky - AstorBlast filter
Late Season Milky Way Core Over a Barn in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Milky Way Over Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park on a September Night at the Crescent Rock Overlook
Milky Way at Seneca Rocks on a Late Spring Night
Star Trails Over the Ravens' Roost Pine Tree on an April Night - Composite of ~ 400 individual photos
Milky Way Over a Moonlit Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
Milky Way Panorama from the Bacon Hollow Overlook on Skyline Drive - Photo Composite (In Progress)
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Sunset Over Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Tent in Evening Light on Mt. Baker Looking Across the Ridges: Mount Baker, Washington
Mount Moran and Reflection in the Snake River on an Autumn Morning: Grand Teton National Park
Fishing on the North Fork of the Sun River just above the Gorge: Bob Marshal Wilderness, Montana
Winter Sunsets Should Still Be Enjoyed
Winter Sunsets Should Still Be Enjoyed
Bison Grazing Along a Bluff Above the Lamar River in the Late Afternoon as the Sun Breaks Through the Clouds
Great Blue Heron in Flight Below Great Falls
Blondie and Cubs in Grand Teton National Park
Red Fox Walking on Snow: Falls Church, Virginia
Bison in the Gibbon Meadow
Grizzly 793's Daughter and Grizzly 610's Son Roughhousing in Grand Teton National Park
Bison Mother and Red Dog (calf) on the Move in Yellowstone National Park on a Spring Day
Heron on the Potomac River at Sunrise
Bald Eagle Fishing at Conowingo Dam on a Winter Morning - Composite Photo
Tulip Macro #2: Virginia
Amaryllis on White: Virginia
Pink Rose #3: Virginia
Apricot Beauty Rose: Virginia
Amaryllis on Black: Virginia
Black and White of Gardenia in Bloom Macro: Virginia
Phlox and Coneflowers: Virginia
Purple Iris in the Rain: Virginia
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Moonrise at USMC Memorial: Washington, DC
Remember: Rose at The Wall: Washington, DC
US Capitol and Reflection at Dawn: Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Memorial and Full Moon at Dawn #2: Washington, DC
Fireworks, Lincoln Memorial & Washington Monument #10 (B&W):  Washington, DC
Washington Monument and Reflections in the Tidal Basin, on an Autumn Morning - #1: Washington, DC
Moonset & Memorial: Washington, DC
Rime Ice Covered Tree at Mud Volcano - HDR Effect
Barn at Dawn with a Dusting of Snow on the Blue Ridge Mountains - Edited
Sun Through the Steam and Pine Trees at Black Sand Basin / Bison Composite
Doug Gordon at 1983 Slalom World Championships - Dry Brush Effect
Orange Day Lily with Water Droplets & Fireworks Composite
Petrified Trees in the Snow - Partial Pencil Effect
Rock Climber #1: Great Falls National Park, Virginia - Oil Paint Effect
Winter Twilight in Paradise Valley - Dry Brush Effect

May 26, 2023


Barred Owl, flying, shenandoah national park
If you have been following my Facebook Page, you know that I have taken a lot of bird photos in the last few months. I have created a Birds gallery for just my bird photos, and I plan to remove most of the bird photos from my Wildlife gallery.

huntsman, hound, staff, coming home, fox hunting
The 2022 - 2023 Fox Hunting Season is over, but you can still order photos from this season or previous years. Please check out my Farmington Hunt Club page for all my fox hunting photos. This includes the Last Meet of the season at Millington on March 18th, the February 11th Joint Meet with Keswick Hunt Club, and the January 28th meet from Schelford.

grand canyon, South Kaibab Trail, dawn, headlamps, hikers
I wasn't able to select a Top 10 set of photos for 2022, so I selected one photo per month to create my Top 12 of 2022 gallery. Those photos,and quite a few more are in my Favorite Photos of 2022 gallery. I hope you will also find a few favorites in the galleries. You may also want to watch a soundless video I posted to Facebook with the photos from the bigger gallery.

Blondie and Cubs
After learning about the deaths of these three cute grizzly bear cubs (they disappeared shortly after I returned to Virginia, and the consensus is that a male grizzly killed the cubs, so that the male could breed with Blondie), I created a new gallery with just my bear photos from Yellowstone and the Tetons. Even though I wasn't able to get photos of these three cubs during my too brief return to Yellowstone and the Tetons in July, I did manage to get some more bear photos to add to the gallery.

Balanced Rock, star trails, Arches National Park
Unfortunately, I will not be making a trip out west this spring as I did in 2022 and in 2021. In 2022, I made stops in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Monument Valley at the Utah/Arizona boundary, Capitol Reef National Park, the Grand Canyon and, very briefly, Bryce Canyon National Parks before I headed North to Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks for about two weeks in May and early June, and then I had another week and a half in the Tetons and Yellowstone in mid July before coming home. In 2021, I visited Arches, Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the Tetons, Yellowstone and Devils Tower.

You may also like to check out my photos from my 2019 Winter Trip to Yellowstone, with a separate gallery for the sequence of my Lamar Valley wolf encounter, and my gallery of autumn photos from my West 2018 trip.

You can see what others wrote about some of the photos in my Facebook page and Instagram feed.

Dark Hollow Falls, stream, Shenandoah National Park, autumn, waterfall
I spend a lot of afternoons, nights and mornings in Shenandoah National Park for sunsets and sunrises, the stars in between, and the wildlife and scenery, and I have collected most of the photos I have taken in Shenandoah into this gallery.

Milky Way, Seneca Rocks, west virginia stars, astrophotography
Over the last few years, my fascination with pictures of the rising or setting moon has grown to encompass many photos of the Milky Way and other astrophotography images, which you can find in my Stars & Other Astrophotos gallery. There is some overlap with the photos in my Moon & Nighttime gallery for now just as the moon photos overlap with photos in my Sunrises and Sunsets gallery. The Sun & Moon is a bit of an orphan now though I occasionally do add photos there as well as in the more specific galleries.

sunset colors lighting Yosemite Valley
I have scanned some of my old slides and uploaded a lot of images from places like Mount Baker, Yosemite National Park, the California coast, and spots closer to home. Check out the Wilderness and Ocean Images galleries in particular. I will also be adding a few more slalom races and other kayaking and canoeing photos in the Whitewater galleries in the next few days.

washington, dc, dawn, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol
I have created several time-lapse videos over the last week or so as we approached and passed the autumn equinox. During the equinox, and the few mornings on either side, the sun rises almost in a direct line from the Lincoln Memorial through the Washington Monument and to the east of the US Capitol. I posted the videos to my Facebook Page, and the direct links are Sunday September 19th from the Netherlands Carillon, Monday September 20th from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and Sunday September 26th at the USMC War Memorial though I chose to use the Memorial as my foreground instead of looking across the Potomac in the final time-lapse.

Website Updates

I added a field to the filter form, so that you can now search for photos taken in a specific year in my larger galleries. The form field should only appear when the gallery contains photos from multiple years.

If you are still having problems with the shopping cart, you can always send me an email with a list of your favorite photos, and the size(s) you wish to purchase.

Several people have asked questions like, "What (shutter speed, aperture, lens) did you use for this photograph?" Now, you can find the answer if you click on the "Camera Info" button when you click on a photo thumbnail to get the zoomed in view, and if it is one of my newer, digital images.

Let me know what you think of those changes or if you discover any new bugs.

All of the URLs on my site should now be a lot easier to remember and share. Instead of the old format with the gID=XXX in the URL, you should now be able to simply enter a URL like www.CathySummers.com/2017-NVSL-All-Stars to find the photos I took during the NVSL All Star meet, or www.CathySummers.com/Abbott-Lane-Foxes to see the photos of the foxes who used to live in my backyard. You can always use the Gallery Search page to find a gallery by name or part of a name.

If you login when you start your visit, you can now mark photos as your favorites, and then you can look at all of your favorite images on a separate gallery page. I hope this will really help those of you trying to collect images from multiple galleries as you try to decide which one to purchase. Once logged in, you will see "Your Favorites" as the first item in the "Your Galleries" menu.

The Framed Prints gallery now allows you to look at zoomed in photos of all the framed prints I currently have and are ready for immediate pick up or delivery.

I have added a limited search capability to the gallery pages. You can now filter the images in a gallery by how I have rated the photos, if you want to see which ones I think are the best, and you can search for keywords if, for example you just want to see my rose photos without looking at the other flower images. Please let me know what you think of this change, or contact me with other suggested improvements.

Remember to follow my Facebook page for additional updates including previews of images that I add to the galleries here. See the button below.

Swim Photos

Lee Graham Parents,

Please contact me if you need access to the Dive or Swim Team Picture Day galleries. I also posted a gallery of photos from the July 2nd A Meet versus Vienna Aquatic Club for your enjoyment. While I will be out of town for the next few weeks, I can fill ordered for ePrints (higher resolution copies of the photos without the visible copyright watermark) while I'm on the road if I can get a good internet connection. I will be able to make prints when I get home in late July / early August.

Swimming is a highly photogenic sport with water flying off the swimmers' hands or cascading down over their faces, or with the distortions provided by the water, and sometimes I think the pictures can be enhanced with various effects in Photoshop, so I created the Swimmers as Art gallery to showcase some of those treatments and otherwise dynamic images. (If you have a favorite photo of your swimmer, contact me if you want to see if I can apply any of those transformations.)

If you are looking for the photos I have taken at some of the High School or other "winter" swim meets, you can try the Gallery Search to find the gallery. Contact me if you need a gallery's password. I will leave the photos from the High School and other swim meets on this web site for a while, and I will be happy to sell you prints or electronic copies.

With Elena now too old for swimming in NVSL meets, I will not be as tied to Lee Graham pool on my summer mornings. Please contact me if you are interested in discussing having me do your team photos.


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