Wednesday Walk - A Hike to McKeldin Rapids

2년 전

On my #wednesdaywalk today, I took a trail that leads along the Patapsco River to an stretch of the river that drops suddenly, creating some nice cascades and rapids. This part of the river is named McKeldin Rapids and the water was flowing well today. This park and the rapids are named after Theodore McKeldin, a liberal Republican governor in Maryland back in the 50s.

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On my walk to the rapids, I was surprised to come across a field of Lillies of the Valley, a small white bell shaped flower.

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They were alongside the river trail where it was very wet and boggy. It is hard to say why they were just in that one spot.

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It was a beautiful spring day and it made me very appreciative for the opportunity and health to be able to get out and enjoy it. Thanks to @tattoodjay for inspiring us to get outside for a #wednesdaywalk.

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Some really pretty shots, Dabeckstar. Loved the root one:)

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What a beautiful area I love that tree with all the roots visible and how cool to find that natural field is lilies of the valley
What a lovely area for a walk

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :)

A lovely spring walk! Great photos!

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Thanks! It is amazing how quickly everything has greened!

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Here too! It is rapidly greening up. Your lily of the valley is very different from what I am used to seeing. Mine have wider leaves and the flowers bloom in a stalk of several blossoms. Do you think those could be Loddon Lilies/spring snowflakes?

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I have had Lillie’s of the valley in my garden that of the type you described. I wasn’t sure what they were so I googled “white bell wild flowers” and thought it looked like what came up. I saw it on the internet so it must be true. 😁

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I love these shots! Did you shoot some of these with a long exposure? You did a great job capturing the beauty that this place has to offer. Such natural beauty, it looks amazing there. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks! All of the long exposures were achieved by stacking about a dozen shots to smooth out the water. I don’t have a neutral density filter to achieve long shutter speeds when the sun is bright. The technique works pretty well.

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That is bad ass man, they turned out awesome! I have been wanting to get out and try some long exposure stuff in nature like this and I think you may have just convinced me even more now.

Interesting pattern on the rocks by the water.

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It was. That was the primary reason I framed the shot that way, just to have that pattern pointing to the top of the photo. Thanks for noticing.

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You've got quite the eye, you're welcome😎

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Such a nice walk among river and flowers! Very nice and quiet plus green atmosphere! Waiting to see the whole forest becomes green!

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