Amber Waves of Grain

Surveying The BattlefieldOkay well tech­ni­cally it’s just regu­lar grass but work with me here. It’s also actu­ally a Civil War site, but again, let’s not be picky.

This panorama is at Harper’s Ferry National Histor­i­cal Park, but it’s no at the bit every­one goes to. This is the Murphy-Cham­bers Farm.

While not nearly as visited as the primary site, it does make an excel­lent walk­ing area with 1 – 3 miles of mostly flat ground (there are a few ravi­nes if you choose to take them).

Amongst other things here you can see the foot­print of the John Brown Fort and a gorgeous vista of the Shenan­doah River.

There are also some earth­works since this is where Confed­er­ate General A.P. Hill performed his flank­ing maneu­ver on the Union forces. 

While I like the scale of this image, I did make a basic error in compo­si­tion which is that I left the hori­zon close to the middle of the image. I should have either shown less sky and more grass or more sky and less grass.

In my defense it is much harder to compose those elements when taking a series of portrait orien­ta­tion images to stitch into a land­scape panorama.

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