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Ribbon Snake and Green Tree Frog at Huntley Meadows
White Tailed Deer Buck in the Blue Light on a Summer Evening at Big Meadows
White Tailed Deer Buck in the Blue Light on a Summer Evening at Big Meadows
White Tailed Deer Buck in the Blue Light on a Summer Evening at Big Meadows
Mountain Goat at Logan Pass
Mountain Goat at Logan Pass
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
Sunrise Colored Clouds Above Capitol Gorge in Capitol Reef National Park
Spring Dawn in Shenandoah National Park as the Sun Brightens the Sky and the New Leaves Creep up the Mountains
Spring Dawn in Shenandoah National Park as the Sun Brightens the Sky and the New Leaves Creep up the Mountains
Sunrise and Sunstar in Arches National Park
Grass Silhouettte  and a Blue Ridge Sunset
Dawn Colored Clouds over the Tetons and Snake River: Grand Teton National Park
Totality Ends - 2017 Solar Eclipse: Ashton, Idaho
Milky Way Over a Moonlit Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
Orion and a Sky Full of Stars Above Big Meadows as the Night Fades
Milky Way Over Devil's Tower National Monument on an Early Summer Night
Star Trails Over Desert View Watchtower - Grand Canyon National Park
Milky Way Over Devil's Tower National Monument on an Early Summer Night
Big Dipper and Polaris in the December Night Sky - AstorBlast filter
Orion and a Sky Full of Stars Above Big Meadows as the Night Fades
Autumn Sunrise Over Sugar Hollow
Sun Setting Behind the Grand Teton with Reflections at Schwabacher Landing
Sunset Over Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Passage Way to Sand Dune Arch: Arches National Park
Moonrise at Seneca Rocks #2: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Moonrise at Seneca Rocks #2: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Bison Grazing Along a Bluff Above the Lamar River in the Late Afternoon as the Sun Breaks Through the Clouds
White Oak Canyon, Autumn Afternoon #2: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Timber Wolf on Road - Lamar Valley
Bull Elk in Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park
Blondie and Cubs in Grand Teton National Park
Harlequin Duck at LeHardy Rapids on the Yellowstone River
Bald Eagle Fishing at Conowingo Dam on a Winter Morning - Composite Photo
Red Fox Kit Outside Their Den Under my Shed: Falls Church, Virginia
Grazing Bison Near Upper Geyser Basin: Yellowstone National Park
Bull Elk in Velvet on a Spring Afternoon in Yellowstone National Park
Bleeding Heart: Virginia
Purple Iris in the Rain: Virginia
Amaryllis on White: Virginia
Dogwood Trees in the Wind #2: Albemarle County, Virginia
Apricot Beauty Rose: Virginia
Phlox and Coneflowers: Virginia
Amaryllis on Black: Virginia
Pink Rose #3: 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
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
Martin Luther King Memorial and Full Moon at Dawn #2: Washington, DC
Moonset & Memorial: Washington, DC
Remember: Rose at The Wall: Washington, DC
US Capitol and Reflection at Dawn: Washington, DC
Moonrise at USMC Memorial: Washington, DC
Winter Twilight in Paradise Valley - Dry Brush Effect
Rime Ice Covered Tree at Mud Volcano - HDR Effect
Breaststroke Swimmer - Pencil 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
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

September 12, 2023


Balanced Rock, star trails, Arches National Park
In just a few days I will be on the road to several familiar locations in the west and my first visit to Glacier National Park. Follow my Facebook page or my Instagram feed for updates and new 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.

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 won't be back in the hunt field until late October, but you can still look at and order photos from last season or previous years. Please check out my Farmington Hunt Club page for all my fox hunting photos. This includes the Cubbing at Millington on Labor Day, the Cubbing at the Barracks on September 9th, 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. Hopefully, the colors will be at peak when I get back in mid to late October.

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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