Category: Destinations

Guide to Photographing the Battlefield at Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the location of one of the most important battles in the American Civil War. The town of Gettysburg is a beautiful location and the home of an excellent National Military Park that preserves the battlefield.

The park and the town of Gettysburg include a lot of open fields, farms and barns, monuments, cannon, and beautiful scenery. Living just a short drive from Gettysburg I typically make one or two visits each year to photograph the area. In this article we’ll take a detailed look at some of the best places for photos, as well as discussing the best times to visit and how to get around.

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Guide to Photographing Custer State Park (South Dakota)

The Black Hills of South Dakota is a beautiful region with plenty of photographic opportunities, including Custer State Park. South Dakota’s first and largest state park is popular for its combination of amazing wildlife, landscapes, and some of the most scenic drives you will find anywhere. In this article we’ll look at some of the main points of interest in the park.

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Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana)

Oak Alley Plantation is located in Vacherie, Louisiana, about a one-hour drive west of New Orleans. There are several plantations in the area that offer tours (for a fee), and Oak Alley among the most popular. It is named for its famous double row of oak trees that is about 800 feet long and runs between the house and the Mississippi River.

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Raymondskill Falls (Pennsylvania)

Raymondskill Falls is credited in some places as being the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania at about 150 feet. It is a multi-tiered waterfall and that is a combined height of all the tiers. The lowest tier is separated by the top two tiers with a small pool of water in between. The common view of Raymondskill Falls only includes the top two tiers.

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