There are times when I like to set my camera on back & white, and make images when there are distinct contrasts in light. When outside, I look for nice clouds. Images like these can portray various moods and feelings. Here are some examples I made recently while standing alongside the Dan River in Danville, Virginia.
I really enjoy finding old farm buildings, especially those of “log type” construction. Some old structures remain in use today. Here are some examples of how different farming once was. I’m glad some of that history remains in plain view today.
I like to look at objects I photograph from a different perspective, from time to time. It’s fun to do, especially when you get the photos onto your computer screen from the camera memory card, and it’s also instructive in teaching you ways to be a bit more original in your work. Give it a try if you’re so inclined.
As I drive around narrow back roads in SW Virginia and adjacent rural North Carolina, I often find what I’ll call photo treasures from the past. When one of them has something of special interest to my wife (like the Barn Quilt in the last image) I’m happier than I would have been otherwise, because I love sharing these sorts of “photo gifts” with her and others.
Finding reflections of trees and clouds on smooth water is a joy to me. And my camera.
Here’s a mix of photos I made recently that while still depicting a summertime effect, show it’s about time for cooler Fall weather, with an entirely different mix of possible photographs to record. Lots to look forward to I’m sure.
September out our way is a “change” month, both for daily temperatures and vegetation color. Dogwoods in our yead are already showing a bit of orange and yellow, and I even found a nice pumpkin when we were in Maggie Valley, NC a short time ago.
I’ve visited this SW Virginia historic General Store before. I keep going back because while the store is no longer operating as such, it’s owner has done a great job maintaining it, and that’s what makes my camera, and me, happy.