Great Falls Tavern, Potomac, Maryland

Landscape, Photography

Great Falls Tavern built next to Lock 20 on the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal during the 1800’s served as lockkeeper’s house and hotel and today serves as the Visitor Center on the Maryland side of Great Falls – C&O Canal National Historical Park.

It was a beautiful spring Sunday yesterday and one could almost smell the freshness of the young tree leaves. I took some pictures of this historic building and decided to use Photoshop CS6’s Oil Paint feature through its filter function. Not being a painter, I kind of enjoyed the conversions.

Original Photo:


Oil Paint Conversion:


More of the “fake” Oil Paintings:


There were many Canada goose families with adorable goslings in the water and on the grass near the Tavern that one could not help but keep shooting. I continued with my delight of oil painting conversion of the geese during the post processing of these images.

Here are the family taking the morning dip in he water:

An adorable gosling:


and a young couple without kids,


Have a nice day!!


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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

10 thoughts on “Great Falls Tavern, Potomac, Maryland”

  1. Fabulous images, Stephen, and what a surprising and great effect with the oil paint feature. Before I read it, I thought the first one was a painting. 🙂

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much, Jane. It was fun doing it and I thought the results were better than the original photo images in some cases. What really surprised me were the geese and goslings “paintings”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed my experimental work of oil painting conversion. I like them myself.

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