From a recent trip up the West Fork of the Greenbriar River valley, a beautiful but not dramatic place. This is a yellow birch, Betula alleghaniensis, surrounded by rhododendrons, R. maximum, in full bloom. The composition is of the masses of textures, more apparent in a large print.

35-70mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar CY, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

28mm Sony FE, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Once upon a time but not long ago, in a land not very far away . . . .                                            28mm Sony FE, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6

No idea.     28mm Sony FE, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Dwarf hackberry, Celtis tenuifolia, along the tidal Potomac.            28mm Sony FE, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Fort Washington overlooks the tidal Potomac. It was built around 1800 to guard the river approach to Washington DC. It is one of a number of old forts that ring Washington.

28mm Sony FE, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Red cedar, Juniperus virginia, growing along the Potomac at the Chesapeake.   28mm Sony FE, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Again, Picea rubens.   35-70mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar CY, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Piece rubens, our native spruce. This was a tough one and I’m not at all sure I have it yet. Maybe I’ll revisit it in a while if I have an idea about how to better present what it stirs in me.

35-70mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar CY, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

Dusk this past Friday. I finally was able to get away.   35-70mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar CY, Sony A7r2, Lr 6, Ps CS6.

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