Choosing Locations to Photograph

Railroad Tracks I

Railroad Tracks I

Before this summer, I would choose specific locations to photograph, but this year, with a busy summer, I am choosing locations for weekend trips with KI and hoping that I can capture some awesome shots.

It has been a mixed bag so far and tested my creativity. A few weeks ago we traveled to a remote lake in Pennsylvania, got to see our good friend Dorinda, took a half day trip on a Pontoon boat, but the photo ops sucked! And, boy, it was hot, hitting near 100 degrees.



The best photo I got in these beautiful surroundings was “Currents” seen left. There was nothing unusual that had not been photographed before and better.



At Harper’s Ferry National Park, earlier this summer, while the Shenandoah river was spectacular, the best photos for me had shapes, lines and diagonals in them. They proved most compelling. So railroad tracks fit that description well.


So when all else fails, Robinson Nature Center in Columbia Maryland, two miles away, still provides me with awesome photo ops. The Middle Patuxent River at the right time of day is pretty cool.

Railroad Tracks

Railroad Tracks




Let know what you think? And all of the photographers out there, experienced or not, what are your favorite places to always get compelling shots?

Summer Breeze III

Summer Breeze III

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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2 Responses to Choosing Locations to Photograph

  1. Ben Sussman says:

    Very nice landscape photos! I especially like the photo with the rainbow in the middle of the water.
    I’m more of a street photographer (events & portraits as a side business), so my favorite local spots are Main St Ellicott City & Balt. Federal Hill.

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