On Catoctin

Photo by Andrea Myers Mannix

Andrea Myers Mannix captured a beautiful summer day photo of Catoctin Mountain View Farm from Payne’s Hill Scenic Overlook, along the Scenic Byway (Route #15) southbound near Thurmont, Maryland. This vantage point is a popular stop for photographers, young and old, novice and professional, with all kinds of photo devices. Andrea used the easy setting on a PHD (push here, dummie) point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot SX110 IS with 10X optical zoom to capture the mid-day scenery.  This camera shoots at 9 mega pixels.

She often stops here to photograph this panorama. The farm pictured is her family’s farm where she was raised. Her parents, Rodman Myers and his late wife, Jean, purchased the farm in 1962. The Myers’ family is very involved in agricultural organizations in the region.

Photo prints of this vista by Ralph J. Adkins can be purchased at Catoctin Mountain Orchard, which is located just across the pasture to the left outside of this panorama.

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