A recent visit to a local lake when the light was good and the water surface mirror-like resulted in some colorful compositions. The second image shows a portion of the concrete dam which created Philpott Lake, a popular recreational area near our home in SW Virginia.
The outside late December temperature in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in SW Virginia was in the 60’s F when I made these photos as the sun was lowering on the horizon. What was special for me was the calm surface of Philpott Lake which made for great reflections.
A favorite photo location for me has always been one that involves lakes, rivers and wooded ponds. Philpott Lake near where we live is a perfect example. I’ve explored much of it’s 100-mile shoreline via canoe and kayak. Silently gliding past a flock of Wild Turkeys, moving through the woods is an experience I won’t forget. But, that’s another story. Here’s what I saw there recently.
(Photos made with Fujifilm X-T100 camera with 50mm f/2 lens)
There is much to see at a lake-side boat marina besides the recreational activities so popular in the summer. I visited one at Philpott Lake near Basset, Virginia recently and this is a portion of what I saw.
(Photos made with Fujifilm X-T100 with 50mm f/2 lens)
On a recent cloudy and somewhat dreary day, I decided to tell a story about these tall, straight trees located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Virginia.
The wind was blowing, my hat flew off, it was cold, and I made these two images at Philpott Lake near Bassett, VA. It’s one of my “go to” places. I’m glad I went, cold and all. Each day is what we make of it.
I made this photo two days ago, from the overlook of Philpott Lake at the Army Corps of Engineers Visitor’s Center. It was a clear day, mid morning. I used my iPhone 7 Plus camera. The lake is a favorite of mine, and I’ve paddled canoes and kayaks along it’s 100 miles of shoreline. Colors are not as vibrant this year as I’ve seen them, but it’s not bad … at all. As you can see below.