A Year Ago Today on ISBAA : Wildlife by the River

Rob Paine Deer on Potomac
Photo by Rob Paine

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to photograph Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County, Va.

The park that is full of history and nature runs along the Potomac River south of Washington D.C. According to the park’s Web site, “Native Americans lived on this land for thousands of years. Capt. John Smith visited the area in 1608 on his voyage of discovery. It’s also the ancestral home of Virginia’s legendary Lee and Fairfax families.” (please see more photos and text below)

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DC Dome Work

 Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2015
Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2015

One of the great things about Washington D.C. is the city has a building height restriction. Thanks to this rule landmarks such as the U.S Capitol Building or The National Cathedral  can be seen from various parts of the city, including from Nationals Park, where our baseball team the Washington Nationals plays. This photo was shot from the third level of the stadium. For a nighttime view shot from about the same location, please see below. Continue reading