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Taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens.

HDR, 3 exposures, hand held, processed in Photomatix Pro.

Late summer reflection off Big Elk Creek of Foxcatcher Covered Bridge in Fair Hill Maryland.

Foxcatcher Farms is one of only two remaining authentic covered bridges in Cecil County, Maryland. Both Foxcatcher Farms and Gilpin’s Falls bridges were built in 1860, although by different builders. Ferdinand Wood was contracted to construct Foxcatcher Farms over Lower Hills Fording or Big Elk Creek at a cost of $1,165. In 1927 William duPont, Jr. bought a vast amount of land in the northeast corner of Maryland including the area where the bridge existed. His property became known as The duPont Estates and during the years he owned the property Foxcatcher Farms Covered Bridge became inaccessible to most covered bridge enthusiasts. DuPont used the farmland property to enjoy horseback riding and fox chasing, hence the bridge name of “Foxcatcher Farms”. The State of Maryland bought the DuPont Estates property in 1975 and later established it as the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area (Maryland State Park). Today the area provides recreation for equestrians, fishermen, hunters and bird watchers. It also includes fairgrounds and a race track and was a training center for 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.

Foxcatcher Farms Covered Bridge was rehabilitated in 1992 by the Department of Natural Resources. Part of the rehabilitation included steel frame supports for the flooring. In 1994 it received the State’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award. Hurricane Floyd damaged its lower sideboards in 1999, but the bridge was quickly repaired. Foxcatcher Farms Covered Bridge is open only for horseback riding, bicyclists and hikers. It is well-maintained by the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.

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  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliveralmost 5 years ago

    fantastic capture. love the brillant red and beautiful reflectioins.

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Stunning colours !!!
    Fabulous image and work Monte !! :D ♥

  • md19
    md19almost 5 years ago

    Now this is really nice!!!! Nice work with the HDR Monte.

  • Thank you Dan, it’s my first attempt at this.

    – Monte Morton

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    great shot Monte

  • Thanks Buddy, my first HDR.

    – Monte Morton

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Monte Morton

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Kim, I very much appreciate that!

    – Monte Morton

  • Gursimran Sibia
    Gursimran Sibiaalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous! brilliant capture!!

  • Thank you Mattu

    – Monte Morton

  • Pauline Evans
    Pauline Evansalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much

    – Monte Morton

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture with beautiful colours, congratulations on the feature!
    Best regards Yani & Renata

  • Thank you

    – Monte Morton

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 5 years ago

    Another starring image Monte – absolutely brilliant. :-)

  • Thanks again Cynthia

    – Monte Morton

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