The Creek at Alum Spring Park

© Susan M. Hembree

The Creek at Alum Spring Park

Amy JACKSON level-classic 5/31/2009 10:35:43 PM

Beautiful image, Susan!! :) #1135246

Susan Fox 6/1/2009 5:09:16 PM

Stunning landscape Sue! #7586678

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 6/3/2009 10:17:26 PM

All of your May images are gorgeous Susan. It's hard to choose just one. But this one shines! #7595329

Daniella Puente level-classic 6/21/2009 6:49:48 PM

I was SO SURE I left a comment on this!
Well is just amazing Susan, love your POV, velocity of exposure and the place is so dreamy :))) #7662450

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/6/2009 12:09:01 PM

I'm like Donna -- so hard to choose from among your June entries. Green and Closed Circuit are personal favorites -- love the texture and tones in Green and the unusual, simple and catchy design elements in Closed Circuit but I have to go with this one for my pick. The exposure could not have been better -- that water is so silky smooth and the clarity of the stream and your capture are wonderful. Good luck this time. #7711111

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 7/8/2009 7:30:57 PM

Thanks everyone on your faith in this! I really appreciate it. I also think the story makes this whole scene that much better, too, Nikki. When I shot this, I thought to myself, "Did George Washington take up this same space as he did his surveying?" It's really a neat thing to think about. : ) #7720073

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Description

This historical park located in Fredericksburg, VA was once surveyed by a young George Washington who became the 1st President of the U.S. The cliff seen in the background to the left has some significance in that a pistol duel was fought on it between William Thornton and Francis Fitzhugh Conway who were each attracted to a young niece of 4th U.S. President James Madison, Miss Nellie Madison. At a party the three attended, Francis brought a brand new handsome bridle to show off to Nellie only to have William switch it out onto his own horse. Thus, William made the greater impression on Nellie and was challenged to a duel by an angry Francis. Unfortunately, neither of the men would benefit from Nellie's affections as the resulting duel in the end took the lives of both.


Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 300/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 5/31/2009 9:35:40 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera


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