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Photographing the Blue Ridge

I’m so blessed to be surrounded here in SW Virginia, by so much beauty to share with you through the lens of my cameras.

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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in America's Past, Landscape

 

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Country Colors

Here are two colorful pastoral scenes from our “Blue Ridge Country” which I made recently. Makes me want to relax!

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Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Landscape

 

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Mountain Views … again

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I know I’ve been posting a lot of images from my most recent day-trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Virginia, and what you see here are the last of my favorites. I’ll turn to other subjects next, but each will still be in the same region … just not “on the mountain.” The last one is my “most” favorite.

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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Landscape

 

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A Favorite Place

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For years, on my way “up the mountain” I have driven by this pastoral farm scene, just above 3000 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I usually stop across the road next to a Farmer’s Market, and inspect “the view” of the barn, the surrounding fields, the ridge line behind, and most importantly … the sky. It’s become one of my “favorite places” to make a photo of the region. Last week with my wife Barb riding along, about a mile from the location, I said “I bet those orange flowers will be in bloom by the roadside and that should make for a nice photo.” I was right. What I had not predicted, however, was how nice the sky would look. I felt really good when I got home and downloaded my photos from our day on the mountain, and saw that once again, my favorite place did not disappoint.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2016 in Landscape

 

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Summertime on the Blue Ridge

While I love being able to see more of the underlying topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Winter and Spring months, summertime definitely brings out the green, often lush vegetation. I really like the farms I see up there. Just beautiful.

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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Landscape

 

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Sunday Photo Mix

I’m thankful, especially on Father’s Day, for being blessed with great kids and grandkids. I’m also thankful for God’s beauty in nature. And, for my cameras!

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Posted by on June 19, 2016 in Landscape

 

Summertime Destinations

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It’s that time of year when people all across the country are planning for, or are departing on well deserved vacations. We just returned from a great trip to Northwest North Carolina, where we stopped along the way to take a look at one of the top places to see, Grandfather Mountain. The day we were there the top was closed due to thunderstorms and lightning; however, having been there several times before I pretty much knew knew what there was to see. But, as we were driving out of the parking lot I saw a part of the rugged mountain that I’d missed before. Here is that scene in all its beauty.

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Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Landscape

 

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Quiet Morning Lake

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Getting up early, as the sun rises, can often result in some nice photos, such as those I made recently while staying at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC.

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Posted by on June 11, 2016 in Birds, Landscape

 

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North Carolina Highland Contrasts

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This beautiful scene made around 5000 feet in elevation recently is what I usually hope to find during my journey in and around the mountains of SW Virginia and NW North Carolina. However, when I find these same mountains in view right after thunderstorms have passed, leaving misty valleys, I believe they look better photographically in black and white. See for yourself.

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North Carolina High Country

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We are indeed fortunate to live very close to mountain country in SW Virginia and NW North Carolina. At this time of year there are spectacular views from high elevations, especially on days when the sky adds some drama to the scene. Photos made at Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain.

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Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Landscape

 

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