Category Archives: Landscape Photography

Broad Creek Marina

I checked out the Broad Creek Marina last week and found that there is a welcoming boardwalk which leads to the marina dock, giving access to an expanse of views along the marina and Broad Creek.  The boardwalk spans a … Continue reading

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Shelter Cove Community Park

I found Shelter Cove Community Park today and took a few photos while exploring the area.  There is a well-done Veterans’ Memorial in the park, with sloping ampitheater-like area which could easily be used for Veterans’ Day ceremonies.  (I wonder … Continue reading

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Clematis virginiana

In the summer the flowers of this perennial vine display a fringe of white pistils and stamens above four white sepals.  The vine drapes itself over nearby vegetation so it resembles a Virgin’s Bower, hence its name by which it is … Continue reading

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Reflections on Composition

Some of my favorite landscape features include water and leaf color, and I rarely pass up an opportunity to capture these features, especially when I find them together.  I found just such a combination at Sims Pond on October 12 … Continue reading

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Winding Down the Color

The leaf color season is winding down here in the High Country, but it has been an exceptional one for color from Deep Gap to Beacon Heights and points in between.  I caught my favorites at Stack Rock Creek and … Continue reading

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Fall Color

The leaves are beautiful now, gold and red and orange and brown, with the dark spikes of evergreen spread across the mountainsides.  This is our prime tourist time, when folks come from everywhere to gaze across the mountains at every … Continue reading

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Mountain Laurel

One of my all-time favorite mountain wildflowers is the mountain laurel.  This flower is complex, both in physical form and in coloration, and the changes which occur from bud break to full flower are fairly amazing to the interested observer.  … Continue reading

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Cumberland Falls

Billie and I recently returned from a trip to the central Kentucky area, and on our way there we stopped at Cumberland Gap for food, a brief rest, and some contemplation and speculation on the experiences early pioneers must have … Continue reading

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More Moon Shots

A series of critiques on the CNPA forum helped me fine-tune this image of the one-day-before-perigee moon framed by a tree filled with roosting cormorants.  Selection of a composition with a cormorant outlined against the full moon and selective cropping … Continue reading

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Sea Fog Warning

Weather warning last night for the Island: dense sea fog is approaching from offshore; driving will be hazardous with severely reduced visibility.  Combined with the full moon, this made for a fairly exciting combination which I had never experienced, so … Continue reading

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