Posted by on May 4, 2011 in HDR | 0 comments

Washington D.C., 2011 . It was really late when I got in the afternoon when I get there. The clouds has started to gather and the light was fading fast and I only have less than an hour before the park close for the day.  At first I said to myself that I should just packed it up and maybe comeback some other day, but since I’m already here, I decided to make the most out of it and took my chances.  I took this shot from the second river trail looking  towards the Rocky Islands.

Some info about the Great Falls:

The Great Falls of the Potomac River are located at the fall line of the Potomac River, 14 miles upstream from Washington D.C. Roughly 35,000 years ago, The Potomac River began carving out the Great Falls of the Potomac. The river cascades over a series of 20-foot (6.1 m) falls, falling a total of 76 feet (23 m) in elevation over a distance of less than 1 mile (1.6 km), making the Great Falls the steepest fall line rapids of any river in the eastern United States.

At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country.



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