Pennsylvania October 06, 2015
You Won’t Believe That What These 25 Pennsylvania Photographers Captured Is Real
Last week, we brought you our first iteration of
amazing photographs captured by Pennsylvania writers. Since then we’ve received a bajillion photo submissions, and each and every one is unbelievable. We did our best to narrow down the submissions to the best 25… What you see here will remind you why Pennsylvania is so great.
Thank you to everyone for your photo submissions, and keep them coming! We appreciate your readership and love the opportunity to feature your work on our page. Instructions for submitting photos can be found at the bottom of this post.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Rebecca Tomovcsik captured this McKeesport Sunrise.
Wow! Words cannot describe this.
2. Bethlehem Steel one chill morning.
A stark landmark against the bright morning horizon as captured by Erin Nagy.
3. The Youghiogheny River from West Newton.
The sky reflects (almost) perfectly in the still waters of the river. Thank you to Clarissa Weaver for this photograph.
4. A more prosaic way of life in Troxelville/ Beavertown.
Candace Mosteller captured this amazing picture.
5. Olivia Goudy photographs the new visitor center in Ohiopyle State Park.
The mist tantalizingly settles among the trees.
6. An old railway bridge along the Great Allegheny Passage in Connellsville.
Olivia Gould also captured this neat photo.
7. A Lebanon sunrise.
A farm greets the morning sun, as captured by Jill Moser.
8. Kiskiminietas River in Apollo along the Roaring Run Trail.
Carolyn Anderson got this beautiful shot of the Kiskiminietas River.
9. A waterfall at Ricketts Glen State Park.
The cascading waters are gorgeous when captured in still format by Brad Fridinger.
10. The glittering City of Pittsburgh.
This photograph, also by Rebecca Tomovcsik, does a good job at capturing how incredibly gorgeous Pittsburgh can be.
11. A peaceful Bucks County Barn as captured by Todd White.
What a perfect day for a walk past one of Pennsylvania's many beautiful barns.
12. Boalsburg festivities on Memorial Day 2015
Boalsburg is the birthplace of Memorial Day. Thanks Ruth Harpster for the action-packed shot!
13. City View of Johnstown by Bob Hancock.
What a dramatic angle to catch the sun as it illuminates the town.
14. A famous Pennsylvania elk.
He looks kind of like he just walked into his own surprise birthday party. Thanks Roger W. Parsons for this amazing close-up photo.
15. Kim L. Woltman got this groovy shot of the Sachs Covered Bridge in Gettysburg.
Covered bridges are a hallowed Pennsylvania tradition.
16. A thunderstorm rolls into Oley.
You can see the angry clouds ready to unleash their fury upon the fields. Thanks Amber Hudlock for this photo.
17. The amazing night sky at Cherry Springs State Park.
Heidi Krigar captured this unbelievable photograph of the galaxy.
18. Dan Swack captures another incredible photograph of Cherry Springs State Park.
Cherry Springs State Park has one of the darkest night skies on the eastern side of the U.S.
19. A green path through Cook Forest.
Doreen McDade submitted this gorgeous photograph. The scenery looks almost Jurassic....
20. A still day on Memorial Lake.
Thank you to Paul Millar for this breathtaking photograph.
21. Ole Bull State Park in the snow.
Scott Hafer captured this dramatic shot of the snow-covered trees... Watch out, the snow is coming soon to a Pennsylvania near you!
22. An elk in Benezette.
Dave Bowser of Wildlife Journey Photography submitted this gorgeous photograph of a Pennsylvanian elk.
23. Mist in the Jim Thorpe mountains.
Kyle Svecz got this unbelievable photograph of the sky over Jim Thorpe.
24. A dramatic photograph of Francis E Walter Dam in White Haven as captured by Nicole Gebhardt.
The night sky never fails to astonish me with its beauty.
25. One of the Union Canal locks in Swatara Creek State Park.
Scott Salem took this spooky, austerely beautiful photograph.
Wow! What beautiful pictures. Do you have some that you’d like to send in? Post them to
Only In Pennsylvania’s Facebook Page or email them to . Thank you for your contributions! [email protected]