Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category
Saturday night. U.S. Rt. 11 between Christiansburg and Roanoke. I saw the moon emerging from behind a mountain and pulled into the median of the highway. Just enough time to catch the image with a 400mm lens and 2x tele-extender.
Rain falls on the rocks of a stream that runs near our home in Floyd County.
We have a stand of pines on our farm in Carroll County where the morning sun creates great light patterns through the trees during the winter months so I headed out there in the pre-dawn hours recently to try and capture that morning light. I wasn't disappointed.
The New Year dawned foggy and wet along this stretch of Little River in Floyd County, Virginia.
Actually, this is a sunset from a few days ago. The forecast for New Year's Eve is cloudy and rain so I know I won't have a sunset photo tonight so I planned ahead, knowing I would need such a shot for a year-end metaphor.
We stopped off at Home Depot in Christiansburg for some items Thursday and then headed over to the nearby Target store. I saw the sky as soon as I stepped out of the sky. In photography, we call this a "wow moment," the brief instance when the setting sun provides the right touch of light and color to the sky. I had just enough time to grab my camera and crank off two shots before the sun dipped further below the horizon and the moment was gone.
After two days of clouds and rain, the sun returned Wednesday, rising through the trees behind our home. But don't let the warming rays of el Sol fool you. The temperature outside is right at freezing -- 32 degrees -- as I write this.
Our Christmas lights, from an artsy fartsy angle.
No, we don't have a White Christmas. This is from a snowfall last year but it seemed appropriate for the occasion.
Christmas lights. Enough said.
The rain that saturated the area Friday brought with it thick fog but the sun broke through just at sunset to bring the promise of better weather for the Christmas weekend.
Chrisitansburg Printing's annual appointments calendar is out and features, this year, Floyd artisans, including Gibby Waitzkin, Pat Woodruff, Tara Hale, Cheryl Sweeney Bill Bell and this reporter. They selected three of my photographs for this year's use, although those who pick up the free calendar at various locations around the New River Valley will not know that two of the photographs are mine. The photographer for the cover shot, taken as dawn was breaking over the valleys near Willis, is not identified in the calendar and a shot of a full, setting, harvest moon (above) over Buffalo Mountain Road is featured for January but Don Johnson is incorrectly identified as the photographer. Don is a damn fine photographer and shoots landscapes that are far prettier than anything I produce but that full moon shot is one that I'm particularly proud of and he didn't shoot it. Oh well. They did use a shot of a firey red sunset along the Blue Ridge Parkway for August and I was correctly identified for that photo. Kudos to Tara Hale for putting the project together. It was nice to see Floyd artists and photographers featured even if in error.
The sun adds shadow and reflections on the Little River along Thunderstruck Road in Floyd County, VA.
An electrical lineman works during moonrise along U.S. 221 in Roanoke County.
I walked out of the Galax library Monday night after a video shoot to see the full moon hanging in a cloudless sky. This show is actually a still capture off of video. Shot with a Sony Z-1 HDV videocam at 1080i high definition resolution.
Sunrise along Franklin Pike near the intersection with Shooting Creek Road in Floyd County.
Sunset along the Blue Ridge Parkway as November 2006 fades into history.
...sailor take warning. An old adage but one very appropriate as I looked at the red horizon this morning. The temperature reading in our back yard says 47 degrees and the forecast calls for highs in the 60s but the unseasonably warm days come to an end soon. Rain moves in on Thursday followed by plummeting temperatures on Friday. Hello winter. You've been warned.