About seven miles south west of Lancaster city lies The Great Minqua Path which was the chief trail used by the Minqua or Susquehannock Indians to carry massive wealth in beaver skins to the white settlements on the Delaware during the mid-seventeenth century. The Swedes, Dutch, and English warred for control of this trade. Just out of the frame to the right is the wide Susquehanna river rolling down to meet the Chesapeake Bay about eighteen miles south. See, Spring has come finally to this part of the river valley, a tiny hamlet on Turkey Hill, called Blue Rock.
About the technique (NOTE: this revision to this day's posting was made early in the morning of 4/24/7): If you'll look at the comments... I have grown to HATE this image. I particularly detest the way the barn wood has lost all detail, resembling a badly adjusted HDTV monitor. Or a particularly cheap one. The thought of taking it down appealed to me, but that would have lost Andreas's important comments. So instead, I think I'll leave it - but instead add this revised enhancement of the same photograph. You tell me... Any improvement?