If you live in the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia) and you haven’t been to Great Falls (MD or VA side) it’s really something to see. When you think of Great Falls the first thing comes to mind is the waterfalls. I call it a mini Niagara Falls. Who would think all this water is smacked dab in the middle of the DMV?
Great Falls is more than just the falls. They also have plenty of trails, and lots of picnic area spaces. On this visit a photographer friend and I decided to shoot macro. Don’t tell anyone but I was soooooo glad we weren’t going to photograph the falls 😉…I’m so tired of looking at water 😁 We walked one of the trails and whatever we found to photograph we did. We met at the park early but stopping here and there to shoot wasn’t any problems with other people out enjoying their day. If we decided to shoot the falls, well the best time to get there is EARLY and not be in the other people’s way and vice versa.
I wasn’t for sure what lenses I was going to shoot with so I had my 60 macro, 35 prime, and 10 fisheye lens. As always the lenses are so small and light it didn’t feel like I was carrying a lot of gear. There was a lot of greenery and at times I set my camera to the Black & White film situation but during editing I decided to keep everything in color.
If you get a chance to visit Great Falls remember to check out the trails too – you will definitely enjoy them as much as the falls.
Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T30, Fujifilm XF35mm f/2, prime lens, XF60mm f/2.4 R macro lens. The image of Great Falls was taken in 2016 with the Fujifilm X-T1, XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens.
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