Historic Harpers Ferry WV

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Tom on February 19, 2009

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The park includes land in the adjacent states of Maryland and Virginia. The park is managed by the National Park Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Originally designated a National Monument in 1944, the park was declared a National Historical Park by the U.S. Congress in 1963. The park includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry, notable as a center of 19th century industry and as the scene of John Brown's abolitionist uprising. Consisting of almost 4,000 acres, the land marks the site on which Thomas Jefferson once said, "The passage of the Patomac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature" after visiting the area in 1783. Due to a mixture of historical events and ample recreational opportunities, all within 50 miles (80 km) of Washington, D.C., the park has over one million visitors annually. The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

Thank you for visiting and, as always, all comments are welcome. ~Tom

D.R.Lamont on February 19, 2009

nice shot Tom! how yo keeping down there?

Tom on February 19, 2009

Cheers Don. Keeping pretty good my man. I'm ready for spring but what ya gonna do? Hope you are well and keeping out of trouble. :)


D.R.Lamont on February 19, 2009

I never get into trouble Tom, and yes I'm doing quite well despite the terr able storm here.

Tom on February 19, 2009

Well keep warm and dry and have a nice hot beverage of your choice. :)

Graham Hobbs on February 20, 2009

Amazingly I've actually heard of Harpers Ferry - and the unsteeled weather is maybe about right for the unsettled history - good atmospheric shot. Graham

Hank Waxman on February 20, 2009

You really captured the sleepy nature of the town with this one. Excellent series, Tom.


Madidi on February 20, 2009

Beauty Tom spectacular light and tones in the scene. Wonderful composition and superb sharp detail.

Warm Regards & YS,


Tom on February 20, 2009

Cheers Graham. The weather was great for capturing shots. Those clouds produced snow flurries off and on throughout the day. Not a surprise that you've heard of Harpers Ferry as it was a pivotal location during the Civil War. :)

And sleepy it was this Presidents Day Hank. The blustery conditions kept all but the hardy away. Just to my liking. :) Thanks for the compliment.

Very much appreciated words from the HDR wonder of Ireland Séan. :) I had an HDR scratch to itch.

We humans do know how to pass pain around Bruce da questioning Moose. It almost seems as though a reason is not always a prerequisite. :( Thanks for the appreciation of this one my man.

Best regards to all,


Red Fox on February 24, 2009

Beautiful shot!

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ ΓΚΙΚΑΣ on February 27, 2009

Fantastic photo! Vasilis

jhk on March 1, 2009

Literally a change of scenery Tom :) I like the treatment you gave this one. Sleepy feel indeed.

Kind regards, Justin

Tom on March 3, 2009

Thank you very much Red-Fox and Vasilis for your visits and kind remarks. :)

A little dalliance in the land of mortars and brick, a world you are a master in, is something that helps to "round" my portfolio out a bit Justin. :) Many thanks for the appreciation of the treatment on this one. Quite a seal of approval. :)

Best regards, Tom

~~West Coast Sharon~… on March 28, 2009

Hi Tom. I think one of the things I love about your photos, other than the beauty that you capture, is the information that comes along with your shots. Each picture is wonderful and you have a outstanding gallery. YS for this one!! I can look at your gallery for hours. Best to you and have a great week to come. Sharon

Tom on March 30, 2009

Very flattering words Sharon. Thank you so much. I think images that have a little history or explanation with them are always a bit more fun to look at. :) Special thanks for that YS.

Best regards, Tom

Bob Engelbart on December 9, 2009

Tom- I just went through your gallery, great photos. I'm a fan and will be back!

Tom on December 9, 2009

Bob - Thanks very much. I look forward to seeing you again. :)

Best regards from Virginia, Tom

draws4430 on March 4, 2010

A favorite! Your photos are great with high rating for composition. Best from New Hampshire

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 19, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tom
    • Camera: NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2009/02/16 01:42:32
    • Exposure: 0.022s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200