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Barred Owl in Shenandoah National Park
Common Yellowthroat Warbler at Huntley Meadows
Dutch Iris Macro
Full Moon About to Set Over the Grand Teton
The Grizzly Known as Obsidian and Her Yearling Cubs in Yellowstone National Park
Grizzly Bear 399 and her Cub Spirit/Uno/Rowdy/? in. Grand Teton National Park
Perseid Meteor Shower at Jewel Hollow Overlook - Composite Photo
Red Shouldered Hawk at Huntley Meadows
Sunrays in the Clouds Over Big Meadows at Sunset
Ice Formations at Dark Holloww Falls
Hawksbill from the Crescent Rock Overlook on a Winter Day
Hooded Merganser Drake Taking Flight at Huntley Meadows
Hooded Merganser Drake Taking Flight at Huntley Meadows
Full Moon and Washington Monument
Spring Sunrise at the Slacks Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Sun Rises Between the Clouds on an Early Autumn Morning in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Sunburst Through the Clouds on a Late Winter Morning at Big Meadows
Sunburst Through the Clouds on a Late Winter Morning at Big Meadows
A UVA Sunrise from the Afton Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Albemarle County Sunrise on a Cloudy Morning
The Wall and Washington Monument at Sunrise on a Winter Morning
Sunrise on a February Morning from Skyline Drive
Milky Way Over a Moonlit Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
Big Dipper and Polaris in the December Night Sky - AstorBlast filter
Milky Way Over the Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction - A Day Late
Moonlight, Mist and Stars in the Barnyard
Orion Over Big Meadows on a Windy Night
Milky Way at Ravens Roost
Milky Way Over TA Moulton Barn - Moormans Row, Grand Teton National Park
Bison Grazing Along a Bluff Above the Lamar River in the Late Afternoon as the Sun Breaks Through the Clouds
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Star Dune Before Sunrise - Great Sand Dunes National Park
Mount Moran and Reflection in the Snake River on an Autumn Morning: Grand Teton National Park
Tent in Evening Light on Mt. Baker Looking Across the Ridges: Mount Baker, Washington
Sunrise on Mount Moran and Reflection in the Snake River at Oxbow Bend
Bison in the Gibbon Meadow
Sunset at Crescent Rock on an Early Autumn Afternoon
Pink Dogwood Flower Macro: Virginia
Dogwood Trees in the Wind #2: Albemarle County, Virginia
Tulip Macro #2: Virginia
Indian Paintbrush by the River #2: Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana
Purple Iris in the Rain: Virginia
Pink Rose #3: Virginia
Bleeding Heart: Virginia
Phlox and Coneflowers: Virginia
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Heron on the Potomac River at Sunrise
Timber Wolf on Road - Lamar Valley
Bison in the Gibbon Meadow
Grazing Bison Near Upper Geyser Basin: Yellowstone National Park
Grizzly 793's Daughter and Grizzly 610's Son Roughhousing in Grand Teton National Park
Great Blue Heron in Flight Below Great Falls
Otters on the Ice - Yellowstone River Above the Falls
US Capitol and Reflection at Dawn: Washington, DC
Moonset & Memorial: Washington, DC
Remember: Rose at The Wall: Washington, DC
Washington Monument and Reflections in the Tidal Basin, on an Autumn Morning - #1: Washington, DC
Fireworks, Lincoln Memorial & Washington Monument #10 (B&W):  Washington, DC
Moonrise at USMC Memorial: Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Memorial and Full Moon at Dawn #2: Washington, DC
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Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Hilltoppers on Fox Ridge Driveway - Oil Paint Effect
Sun Through the Steam and Pine Trees at Black Sand Basin / Bison Composite
Orange Day Lily with Water Droplets & Fireworks Composite
Doug Gordon at 1983 Slalom World Championships - Dry Brush Effect
Rock Climber #1: Great Falls National Park, Virginia - Oil Paint Effect
Winter Twilight in Paradise Valley - Dry Brush Effect
Breaststroke Swimmer - Pencil Effect
Rime Ice Covered Tree at Mud Volcano - HDR Effect

June 5, 2024


399, grizzly bear, cub, yearling, Grand Teton National Park
My trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone was cut short, and I didn't get a chance to get photos of many of the critters or scenes that were in my plans for the trip, but I was very happy to get some good photos of 399 and her yearling cub called Spirit, Rowdy, Uno and possibly other names by the wildlife photographers there in the Grand Tetons. Please check out the Tetons and Yellowstone 2024 gallery for more photos from this trip, and my 2023 Western Trip (last fall), 2022 Western Trip (May, June and July), 2021 Western Trip (May and June), and Western Trip 2018 (my first fall trip) galleries for more scenic and wildlife photos.

aurora, northern lights, shenandoah national park, virginia, blue ridge mountains
I was completely blown away by being able to see the Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis here in Virginia. I expected to find a narrow band of color at the horizon. Instead the aurora more than filled the frame at 14mm, which is a really wide angle. Here is a gallery of my photos from that night, and I created a short time-lapse video to show how dynamic the aurora can be.

Blondie, grizzly bear, cubs, Grand Teton National park
This is my photo the juror selected for Falls Church Arts' Flora and Fauna show. The show continues until June 9th, and as of today this photo hasn't sold. If it doesn't sell during the show, I will add it to my Framed Prints gallery in June when I can get a photo of the way Tom Gittins of Art & Frame of Falls Church framed it for me.

I was so happy to get photos of Blondie and her two new cubs last October after her three cubs from 2022 were killed by a male grizzly who wanted to mate with Blondie. The female grizzlies won't come in season if they have cubs, and the cubs normally stay with their mothers until they are entering their third year. Knowing that the male grizzlies tend to avoid the areas near the roads, many "famous" grizzly bears like Blondie, 610, and the most well known 399, raise their cubs close to the roads to use the crowds they draw as a shield.

2024 solar eclipse, composite photo, partial phases, totality, corona
I wound up in northern Maine to find clear skies for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, and it was an incredible experience. I created this composite image to show the partial phases, the major "must have photos" at the beginning and end of totality, and the corona that is only visible during totality. I chose to make the beginning and ending of totality images at the cardinal points of the layout to emphasize those photos. I have other composites with the partial phases and totality, a "panorama" of seven images during totality, and the individual images in the Eclipse-2024 gallery.

Please also take a look at my photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse where we had about one and a half minutes of totality when Elena and I travelled to Ashton, Idaho. I actually think that my diamond ring photo from 2017 may be better than the diamond ring photos I captured in 2024.

New Year's Sunrise at the Jefferson Memorial
Please check out my Best Images of 2023 gallery for my favorite photos from 2023. I tried to limit the number of photos from my Western Trip in the gallery, and I also tried to avoid overloading the gallery with my astrophotography, Shenandoah National Park or wildlife photos.

dawn, shenandoah national park, blue ridge mountains
I have created a new gallery with (almost) all of the photos I post to Facebook and Instagram except for my fox hunting albums. The photos in the gallery are in, roughly, reverse chronological order from newest to earliest, and, by default, you will see the photos I have posted in the current year since I have posted a lot of photos over the years. You can select another year or All if you want to through the filter just above the gallery thumbnails.

hooded merganser, hen duck, ducklings, huntley meadows
I have finally created a solo gallery with my photos from Huntley Meadows Park. The gallery brings together my bird, wildlife and scenic photos that I've taken in this park. The photos in the gallery are in, roughly, reverse chronological order from newest to earliest, and, by default, you will see the photos I have posted in the current year since I have posted a lot of photos over the years. You can select another year or All if you want to through the filter just above the gallery thumbnails.

2023 Virginia Field Hunter Champion
Here are my photos from the 2023 Virginia Field hunter Championship that was hosted by Old Dominion Hounds on Sunday November 12th. Congratulations to Mo Baptiste of Piedmont Fox Hounds who is the 2023 Champion.

grizzly bear, Blondie, 793, Grand Teton National park, cubs, COY
In late September and early October of 2023, I had a really good trip trip through Glacier, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Arches National Parks and some other spots on the way to or from those parks, and all the pictures that I've processed, so far, are in the West-2023 gallery. Seeing the grizzly bear known as Blondie with two healthy cubs may have been the highlight on my trip, since Blondie's three cubs from 2022 were killed shortly after I left Yellowstone / The Tetons in June of 2022.

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.

White Tailed Deer Buck in Shenandoah National Park
I have been getting a lot of photos of the White Tailed Deer in Shenandoah National Park, so I have created a new gallery for all my white tailed deer photos, and I will be going through the Shenandoah National Park and Wildlife galleries to reduce the number of deer photos in those galleries.

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 removed most of the bird photos from my Wildlife gallery.

huntsman, hounds, staff,  fox hunting
Please check out my Farmington Hunt Club page for all my fox hunting photos. This includes February 10th Joint Meet with Keswick at Millington, December 30th at Schoolhouse Field, December 23rd at Millington, photos from earlier in the hunting season, and my photos from previous years.

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. The colors are mostly gone now at the higher elevations, but the wildlife are still active, and I am hoping for some clear skies for a little more astrophotography in the coming weeks.

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.

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.

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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