Jefferson Rock

Jefferson RockJeffer­son Rock is a signif­i­cant land­mark in Harpers Ferry. It’s a little bit of a climb to get to it. Enough to have you out of breath, but not enough to put you off doing it.

It sits above the Shenadoah river and gives a command­ing view of the surround­ing land. The view was such that Thomas Jeffer­son (thus the name) stated that “this scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” 

Which to be honest seems a bit hyper­bolic. But I imag­ine in his view from on top of the rock is substan­tially better than the ones tourists can get now, since it is far too unsta­ble and no one is allowed on it. Instead we all take pictures of the rock itself…

This partic­u­lar shot may not be to everyone’s tastes as I’ve used a much higher level of tone mapping than I usually do and as a result the image is more styl­ized and less natu­ral­is­tic. But  I really like the effect in this case.

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