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2023 West
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Crescent Moon and Venus Conjunction Over the Washington Monument
Crescent Moon and Venus Conjunction Over the Washington Monument
Crescent Moon and Venus Conjunction Over the Washington Monument
Crescent Moon and Venus Conjunction Over the Washington Monument
Andromeda Galaxy
Hooded Merganser Drake and Reflection at Huntley Meadows
Bull Elk Standing Watch in a Meadow at the Snake River Overlook Before Sunrise in Grand Teton National Park
Trumpeter Swans Taking Flight in the Yellowstone River
Bull Elk at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Mountain Goat at Logan Pass
TA Moulton Barn at Sunrise with Storm Clouds Over the Tetons
TA Moulton Barn at Sunrise with Storm Clouds Over the Tetons
Bull Moose on an Autumn Morning in Grand Teton National Park
Grizzly 793, aka Blondie, and Two Cubs of the Year in Grand Teton National Park
Blue Ridge Mountains Morning Seranade
Barn Doorway at Dawn
Sunset Clouds Over Balanced Rock in Arches National Park
Sunburst Through the Clouds on a Late Winter Morning at Big Meadows
Grand Canyon Sunrise at Grandview Point
Sunrise at Forrest Gump Hill
White Tailed Deer Silhouetted Against the Sunset at Big Meadows on a Winter Night
White Tailed Deer Silhouetted Against the Sunset at Big Meadows on a Winter Night
Late Season Milky Way Core Over a Barn in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Moonlight, Mist and Stars in the Barnyard
Milky Way Setting Near Monument Valley
Totality Ends - 2017 Solar Eclipse: Ashton, Idaho
Late Season Milky Way at Ravens Roost
Milky Way zFramed by the Trees of the Hazel Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park
Geminid Meteor Shower Over Old Rag and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park
Milky Way at Seneca Rocks on a Late Spring Night
Moonrise at Seneca Rocks #2: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Moonrise at Seneca Rocks #2: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Scotts Run Waterfall in the Snow
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River: Yellowstone National Park
Mount Moran and Reflection in the Snake River on an Autumn Morning: Grand Teton National Park
White Oak Canyon, Autumn Afternoon #2: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Sunset at Crescent Rock on an Early Autumn Afternoon
Winter Sunsets Should Still Be Enjoyed
Bald Eagle Fishing at Conowingo Dam on a Winter Morning - Composite Photo
Otters on the Ice - Yellowstone River Above the Falls
Red Fox Kit Outside Their Den Under my Shed: Falls Church, Virginia
Great Blue Heron in Flight Below Great Falls
Timber Wolf on Road - Lamar Valley
Bull Elk in Velvet on a Spring Afternoon in Yellowstone National Park
Harlequin Duck at LeHardy Rapids on the Yellowstone River
Grizzly 793's Daughter and Grizzly 610's Son Roughhousing in Grand Teton National Park
Fall Colors and Reflections on the Swift River #1: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Storm Clearing over the Tetons on an Autumn Afternoon: Grand Teton National Park
Fall Colors - Swift River Reflections #10: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Heron and Reflection in the C&O Canal at Widewater #1: C&O Canal National Historic Park, Maryland
Maple Leaves on a Bench
Washington Monument and Reflections in the Tidal Basin, on an Autumn Morning - #1: Washington, DC
White Oak Canyon Waterfall and Leaves on an Autumn Afternoon
Dark Hollow Falls on an Autumn Morning
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Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
Family on an Autumn Afternoon
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
US Capitol and Reflection at Dawn: Washington, DC
Moonset & Memorial: Washington, DC
Moonrise at USMC Memorial: Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Memorial and Full Moon at Dawn #2: Washington, DC
Barn at Dawn with a Dusting of Snow on the Blue Ridge Mountains - Edited
Winter Twilight in Paradise Valley - Dry Brush Effect
Hilltoppers on Fox Ridge Driveway - Oil Paint Effect
Petrified Trees in the Snow - Partial Pencil Effect
Sun Through the Steam and Pine Trees at Black Sand Basin / Bison Composite
Rock Climber #1: Great Falls National Park, Virginia - Oil Paint Effect
Doug Gordon at 1983 Slalom World Championships - Dry Brush Effect
Orange Day Lily with Water Droplets & Fireworks Composite

December 6, 2023


Grand Canyon Sunrise
I am offering 20% off my on hand, framed prints between now and December 23rd for in person pickup or delivery. Check out the selection, and let me know if you would like to stop by to see a framed print in person.

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.

Mountain goat, Glacier National Park
I am home from my 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. I will be adding additional pictures in the coming days. Follow my Facebook page or my Instagram feed to see some of the comments people have posted on the photos from this trip.

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
The 2023 Fox Hunting season has started, and it was nice to be out taking photos of Farmington Hunt Club again this season. I hope to see lots of you at this Saturday's Opening Meet.

Please check out my Farmington Hunt Club page for all my fox hunting photos. This includes 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.


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