Monday, March 14, 2011

Great Falls National Park, Virginia

On Sunday, hubby and I visited the Virginia side of the Great Falls National Park. The Potomac River was flooding and the overlooks on the Maryland side were closed. Parts of Maryland received up to 3 inches of rain on Thursday which flooded many rivers, streams and creeks.

The Potomac  was a very fast moving river with the most recent rain we had and all the snow melting. It was neat seeing a rainbow show up from the mist and fast moving water.

I have some still shots of the mighty Potomac and I was able to take some video of the river with my Canon SX20. It was my first time using the video, I was surprised at how easy it was to make the video.


My videos of the Great Falls is at Eileen's Youtube and Eileen's YouTube II






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42 comments:

  1. Beautiful and dramatic..Spring is chasing Winter away! I will check out your video's..have a wonderful day~

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  2. Great shots, Eileen, you can sense the power in that raging river. I'll go check out your video.

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  3. You really need to respect the power of water. Must have been amazing to feel that energy.

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  4. You definitely can see the power of water. No kidding around.

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  5. These photos have an otherworldly mood to them. It must have felt awesome to actually be there and see the rush of water and soak in the environment with all the senses. Thanks for sharing this interesting part of your journey.:)

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  6. Looks really wild. Great Falls is always rough water, but this is extreme even by those standards.

    I hope no one was so foolhardy as to venture out in the water. It seems like every couple of years someone needs to be rescued. But it's wonderful to stand ashore and breathe in the power of it.

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  7. I've been there a couple of times, but never when it's in flood. Very dramatic photos!

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  8. nice shots, maybe it would be nice to come back there during summer maybe no more muddy water ;-)

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  9. The power of water! Terrific shots.

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  10. Oh, dramatic photos indeed, Eileen! These are terrific! It does look wild and other worldly! Wonderful that you were able to capture them! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  11. I hope it doesn't flood. Great pics of water in motion.

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  12. Crazy photographs...I hope you were using a zoom lens!

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  13. Powerful images! A river in full flood is driving force of nature.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  14. I would not try to cross. Looks really wild. Great shots Eileen.

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  15. Woohoo that's a raging torrent. Great shots, but be careful of that water.

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  16. belle fumée qui sort de ces etangs, assez surprenant quand on ne connait pas

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  17. My first thought was that you had gone to Japan! These strong images of raging water sure illustrate the great power of water. My heart aches for all the folks who have lost lives, family and property to this power.

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  18. Seeing this powerful rage of water makes me think of how it is with a tsunami.. :(

    Great set of photos, would check the videos too!

    -Mirage

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  19. Ooopsss...that's a mighty water. Great photos.

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  20. This is intense. Will there be music to accompany your next pictorial movie?

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  21. A mighty river indeed! That really gives an idea of the power in the river!!

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  22. What great photos! The first one has captured the fury of the fast moving water.

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  23. Always loved Great Falls but never got to see it like this! Amazing.

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  24. Wonderful images of river running through rocky terrain.

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  25. Your amazing pictures show how powerful the water is, and think about very dangerous water (Japan), but water is a must for all life on earth!

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  26. Great shots of the raging water. Your photography is always so nice and I have happily just become a follower.

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  27. My husband is a water specialist. He would love to see the river.

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  28. omg, these photos give me goosebumps! the raging waters remind me of the aftermath of typhoon Ketsana in 2009, the most devastating typhoon to hit Manila. stay safe!

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  29. What a powerful water!
    Seeing the tsunami effect, we can aware how big is the water power can be...

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  30. Lots of turbulent waters in the world today. Hope they subside.
    Rosie

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  31. You captured the power of the water very well.

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  32. it would be great to float along the current..great shots!

    my watery post is here

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  33. Wow! These are fantastic shots. I've never seen it quite like that, great timing for you to capture stills and video.

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  34. Sem águ não podemos viver, mas a mesma água que dá a vida pode matar! Imagens marcantes, poré, lindas!

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  35. Awesome captures Eileen!
    Your flood water moved at a much faster pace than what we had here.
    Those are some powerful rapids.

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  36. Your header picture is amazing!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Debbie's Travels

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  37. That river looks angry!

    Honestly, I don't think I knew about Great Falls National Park. I am off to look that one up.

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  38. it looks really dramatic, as somebody has mentioned before!

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