Travel Photography - Shenandoah National Park

September 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

In my last blog, I shared my experience of traveling to VA and how it inspired my soul to create some fine art pieces.

After the assignment, I took a road trip up to PA, to help my son settle in his new college. With 2 of my furry babes (Zeiss and Moco) in the back, off I drove to Lewisburg, PA. I looked at the map to see if I can make a stop somewhere nice to visit and to photograph. I found that my route was very close to Shenandoah National Park, so I decided to drive up to Shenandoah NP, catch the sunset, and spend the night in the near by hotel. I paid $25 to enter the park, and was told that the pass is good for a week. On the way back from PA to GA, I actually got off from the main highway and drove through the entire park. It took a long time, and the storm came and went while I was driving. But it was well worth it. 

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I thought I captured an eagle, but it turned out to be a turkey vulture... 

 

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