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Green Heron at Huntley Meadows
Green Heron at Huntley Meadows
Green Heron at Huntley Meadows
Osprey at Huntley Meadows
Grasshopper and Marshmallow
Grasshopper and Marshmallow
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399's Suitor Gives Chase
Grizzly Bear in the Late Afternoon Sunlight - Yellowstone National Park
Star Trails at Balanced Rock in Arches National Park
Grizzly in the Rain
Grizzly in the Rain
Grizzly in the Rain
Osprey Taking Flight in Yellowstone Natiional Park
The Milky Way, Saturn and Jupiter from the Hazel Mountain Overlook on Skyline Drive on a Summer Night in Shenandoah National Park
Raven's Roost Pine Tree and Milky Way on a Summer Night
Orion and a Sky Full of Stars Above Big Meadows as the Night Fades
Jupiter and Saturn with the Milkw Way Over Big Meadows on a Summer Night in Shenandoah National Park
Milky Way Panorama from the Bacon Hollow Overlook on Skyline Drive - Photo Composite (In Progress)
Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction - A Day Late
Milky Way Setting Near Monument Valley
Star Trails Over Desert View Watchtower - Grand Canyon National Park
Phlox and Coneflowers: Virginia
Amaryllis on Black: Virginia
Purple Iris in the Rain: Virginia
Dogwood Trees in the Wind #2: Albemarle County, Virginia
Tulip Macro #2: Virginia
Black and White of Gardenia in Bloom Macro: Virginia
Indian Paintbrush by the River #2: Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana
Pink Dogwood Flower Macro: Virginia
Red Fox Kit Outside Their Den Under my Shed: Falls Church, Virginia
Grizzly 793's Daughter and Grizzly 610's Son Roughhousing in Grand Teton National Park
Grizzly 793's Daughter and Grizzly 610's Son Roughhousing in Grand Teton National Park
Bison Grazing Along a Bluff Above the Lamar River in the Late Afternoon as the Sun Breaks Through the Clouds
Sunlight Breaks Through onto Balanced Rock: Arches National Park
Otters on the Ice - Yellowstone River Above the Falls
Great Blue Heron in Flight Below Great Falls
Red Fox Walking on Snow: Falls Church, Virginia
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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
Washington Monument and Reflections in the Tidal Basin, on an Autumn Morning - #1: Washington, DC
Moonrise at USMC Memorial: Washington, DC
Remember: Rose at The Wall: Washington, DC
US Capitol and Reflection at Dawn: Washington, DC
Fireworks, Lincoln Memorial & Washington Monument #10 (B&W):  Washington, DC
Moonset & Memorial: Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Memorial and Full Moon at Dawn #2: Washington, DC
Rime Ice Covered Tree at Mud Volcano - HDR Effect
Hilltoppers on Fox Ridge Driveway - Oil Paint Effect
Rock Climber #1: Great Falls National Park, Virginia - Oil Paint Effect
Orange Day Lily with Water Droplets & Fireworks Composite
Doug Gordon at 1983 Slalom World Championships - Dry Brush Effect
Breaststroke Swimmer - Pencil Effect
Petrified Trees in the Snow - Partial Pencil Effect
Winter Twilight in Paradise Valley - Dry Brush Effect

August 11, 2022

News

Blondie and Cubs
After learing 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 Yellowston 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
I had a pretty good trip through the West with stops in Utah's 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. Some photos are in my New Images gallery and all of the ones I've processed so far are in the West-2022 gallery.

Follow along on my Facebook page and Instagram feed.

My photos from last year's trip through some of these same locations are in the West-2021 gallery.

fox, fox kit, vulpes, urban wildlife, mybackyardfoxes
I have (or possibly had as of this writing) a vixen and four kits lving under my backyard shed once again much to my terriers' displeasure. My daughter believes that she has seen and heardf them, though she reports that they are starting to wander away from the den more and more. I kind of hope that they will still be there when I get back from this portion of my trip west. Here is the full gallery of backyard fox photos from earlier years.

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.

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.

Dark Hollow Falls, stream, Shenandoah National Park, autumn, waterfall
I created a new gallery of Waterfall Photos to collect some of the photos from my Rivers & Streams, Autumn, Winter and other galleries. This new gallery only contains a few of my many photos of Great Falls of the Potomac, and it doesn't contain photos of kayakers and canoeists running waterfalls, which you can find in the various Whitewater galleries.

fox hunting, hounds, riders
Galleries with all of, or at least all that I'm going to publish of, my photos from the 2021 /2022 season are accessible on my Farmington Hunt Club page. This includes Boxing Day (December 26) from Millington, with the Blue Hole photos, Yadkin on December 21st, Hometrack on December 18th, the Joint Meet at Keswick on December 4th the 2021 Thanksgiving Hunt, and the 2020 Junior Hunt. Details and the most up to date information on my FHC page.

Orionid Meteorites - Composite Photo
Over the last year, 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.

grizzly, bear, Grand Teton National park
During my trip out west, I captured quite a few photos of wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and I have added those new photos to my Wildlife gallery to go along wiht the ducks and herons along the C&O Canal, the deer at Big Meadows that seem to always be grazing in the late afternoon when I'm up there for sunset and other photos, and of course the photos of the bison and the Lamar Valley Wolf Photos from my 2019 Yellowstone Winter trip. The wildlife gallery also is a home to the bird photos I've been taking in my backyard during last year's "stay at home" period and other local wildlife that doesn't fit in the Wilderness category or I have trimmed from the Wilderness gallery. I still have the separate galleries for my Abbott Lane Foxes.

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 aslo be adding a few more slalom races and other kayaking and canoeing photos in the Whitewater galleries in the next few days.

Farm Driveway as a Storm Gathers Over the Blue Ridge
I created a new gallery of my Spring Landscape photos which either didn't fit into the Flowers gallery or were somewhat lost amongst all the closeup and macro images in that gallery. Some of the images overlap with the Flowers and the Rivers & Stream gallery. Most of the photos are of scenes here in Virginia especially in or near Albemarle County and other picturesque spots in the Piedmont.

Website Updates

I added a bunch of new photos to the West 2022 and have some more almost ready to share.

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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