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Winter sunset at Big Meadows
Wood Ducks Checking a Nesting Box in Huntley Meadows
Full Moon Slipping Behind The Washington Monument and Smithsonian Castle
Bokeh Balls
Bokeh Balls
Full Moon Sets Behind the US Air Force Memorial
Green Winged Teal Drake at Huntley Meadows
Very Pink Dawn at the Tidal Basin with Cherry Trees in Full Bloom
Sunrays While Waiting for Castle Geyser to Errupt on an Autumn Morning in Yellowstone National Park
Beavers Grazing at Huntley Meadows
Ribbon Snake and Green Tree Frog at Huntley Meadows
Ribbon Snake and Green Tree Frog at Huntley Meadows
Stumpy in Bloom at the Tidal Basin
Sunrise on the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park
Bull Elk Standing Watch in a Meadow on the Madison River Before Sunrise in Yellowstone National Park
Bull Moose on an Autumn Morning in Grand Teton National Park
The Grizzly Bear Sow known as Jam in Yellowstone National Park
Orion Over the Roosevelt Arch - Yellowstone National Park
Star Trails in Double Arch, Arches National Park
Bull Elk Standing Watch in a Meadow at the Snake River Overlook Before Sunrise in Grand Teton National Park
Running Eagle Falls on a Rainy Autumn Afternoon in Glacier National Park
White Tailed Deer Silhouetted Against the Sunset at Big Meadows on a Winter Night
Spring Sunrise at the Slacks Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Sunrise and Sunstar in Arches National Park
Seastack at Sunset on Davenport Beach
Albemarle County Sunrise on a Cloudy Morning
Jefferson Memorial Above the Mist Rising from an Icy Tidal Basin During the First Dawn of the New Year
Dawn Colors and Old Rag on a Summer Morning
Sunrise on a February Morning from Skyline Drive
Milky Way Over TA Moulton Barn - Moormans Row, Grand Teton National Park
Geminid Meteor Shower Over Old Rag and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park
Milky Way Arch at Big Meadows
Star Trails Over the Ravens' Roost Pine Tree on an April Night - Composite of ~ 400 individual photos
Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction - A Day Late
Milky Way Over Devil's Tower National Monument on an Early Summer Night
Moonlight, Mist and Stars in the Barnyard
Milky Way Over a Moonlit Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
Snowy Trail #1: Boulder, Colorado
Iced Thistle: Virginia
Moon Setting Over the Vietnam Memorial (The Wall) at Dawn on a Snowy Morning: Washington, DC
Gray Barn in Snow Field with a Gray Sky #1: Middleburg, Virginia
Snowy Blue Ridge Mountains and Barn at Dawn: Greene County, Virginia
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River: Yellowstone National Park
Passage Way to Sand Dune Arch: Arches National Park
On the Wilderness Trail: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Star Dune Before Sunrise - Great Sand Dunes National Park
Sunset at Crescent Rock on an Early Autumn Afternoon
Fishing on the North Fork of the Sun River just above the Gorge: Bob Marshal Wilderness, Montana
Autumn Sunrise Over Sugar Hollow
Summer Dawn at Great Falls of the Potomac
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Blondie and Cubs in Grand Teton National Park
Bull Elk in Velvet on a Spring Afternoon in Yellowstone National Park
Otters on the Ice - Yellowstone River Above the Falls
Great Blue Heron in Flight Below Great Falls
Harlequin Duck at LeHardy Rapids on the Yellowstone River
Timber Wolf on Road - Lamar Valley
Red Fox Kit Outside Their Den Under my Shed: Falls Church, Virginia
Moonset & Memorial: Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Memorial and Full Moon at Dawn #2: Washington, DC
Washington Monument and Reflections in the Tidal Basin, on an Autumn Morning - #1: Washington, DC
US Capitol and Reflection at Dawn: Washington, DC
Moonrise at USMC Memorial: Washington, DC
Remember: Rose at The Wall: Washington, DC
Fireworks, Lincoln Memorial & Washington Monument #10 (B&W):  Washington, DC
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Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Breaststroke Swimmer - Pencil Effect
Orange Day Lily with Water Droplets & Fireworks Composite
Sun Through the Steam and Pine Trees at Black Sand Basin / Bison Composite
Rime Ice Covered Tree at Mud Volcano - HDR Effect
Barn at Dawn with a Dusting of Snow on the Blue Ridge Mountains - Edited
Rock Climber #1: Great Falls National Park, Virginia - Oil Paint Effect
Petrified Trees in the Snow - Partial Pencil Effect
Winter Twilight in Paradise Valley - Dry Brush Effect

February 13, 2024

News

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.

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, 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 December 23rd at Millington, December 16th at Indian Echo, December 2nd at Overstreet's, Thanksgiving Meet at Mint Meadows on November 23rd, Opening Meet at Millington on November 11th, the Farmington Hounds at Keswick Hunt Club's Castle Hill fixture on October 28th, photos from earlier in the cub hunting portion of this 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.

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.

Cathy


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