For those unfamiliar, Fallingwater is a masterpiece of architecture by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Positioned over an active waterfall in rural Pennsylvania, the house is a stunning setting in all seasons, but primarily autumn. I was lucky enough to stop by on a perfect day, showcasing the vibrant orange, yellow, and green colors of mid-Fall in the Northeast.
Iceland's Hraunfossar (lava falls), in which a series of watefalls are formed as water travels under a large lava field and out the side into the Hvita River. Truly a spectaculy sight to see in person.
Gullfoss is by far the most famous of Iceland's hundreds of incredible waterfalls, largely due to its location on the tourist-friendly "Golden Circle," which is a 300km loop of some of Iceland's most dramatic sites in an easy day trip from Reykjavik. In Icelandic, 'gull' means golden and 'foss' means falls, which is an appropriate name for this gorgeous natural wonder in the glow of the late evening sun.
The glacier Hofsjökull (and largest active volcano in Iceland) rises in the background. You can also see a bit of the mist rainbow to the left of the falls.
The sun rises on the horizon from atop the Blue Ridge Mountains at Shenandoah National Park. After a long night attempting to shoot the meteor shower (largely a bust), we were treated to this incredible view before we headed back home for some much needed sleep.
Never underestimate the beauty of a perfectly weathered surface, left untouched for years but for the coastal winds and the salt water spray of the Pacific Ocean. A lighthouse was only steps away, but the story of the fence and the colors of the coastal landscape was what drew me in for the capture.
Twenty minutes after sunset at Great Falls Park on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. There were a handful of other photogs out on this evening, but they all left immediately after the sun went down (oops).
Sunrise at Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia's Dolly Sods Wlldeness. This hidden gem of a park offers some of the best trail hiking on the East Coast, with soaring mountain views mixed with lush green valleys full of mountain laurel and ferns. At night, the pitch black sky glows with naked eye views of the Milky Way.
A sunrise view of Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia's Dolly Sods Wilderness. Only 3 hours outside of the DC Metro, you are in true wilderness in this fantastic section of the Monongahela National Forest. You won't find many more beautiful sunrise spots in the region.