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Greetings everybody.

The third picture in my short series. No, there is no Photoshop enhancement here. These colors were acheived with my polariser and 1 stop under exposure. Couple this with the beautiful orange glow from the late day sun, and the richness of the colors came through. This particular color from the sun only appeared for a few seconds, being some odd combination of angle and a perfectly placed cloud.
Taken at J. Patterson park near Broomes Island Maryland, this picture represents the beauty that can be found off the beaten path some 20 minutes from Washington DC. I stumbled onto this park on one of my after work drives through the country side. I've been back a few times and always find a wonderful scene showing during the late day.
Approximately 100 feet from this scene an archaeological dig unearthed an old farm thought to have been built in he early 1600's. The foundation was marked off with thick beams and a description of the houes appears on small sign stationed near the site.
The small size of the foundation fools one into thinking that the family that once lived here was poor of means. Just the opposite is true. This family apparently owned a number of livestock and inhabited a vast area of land full of wild game and bounty from the nearby waters.
I can only imagine going to bed each night having enjoyed a landscape such as this. It always amazes me to realize that at one time people chose to leave this beautiful land and abandon their home set in paradise.

Quite nostalgic and naive I know, but I choose to interpret life this way. The real treasures in life result from the most simple circumstances...the phrase that seems much too adult for your child...the rays of light beaming from behind a low cloud...the curious personality that a seagull seems to have.

Regards,
Chris.

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