Monthly Archives: December 2012

Albemarle at Sunset

Panoramic photograph of a rural landscape at sunsetI took this panoramic shot just east of the Appalachian mountains in Albemarle County,Virginia.  I happened to be passing by at sunset.  Despite the lack of clouds to provide a colorful sky, the valley itself seemed to almost glow in the late evening sun.  Like all of the photos on my blog, you can click on the image above to see a larger, more detailed version of it.

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Urban Junk Pile

black and white photograph of a junk pile

Old tires, scrap metal and a fuel tank lay in a heap of urban decay outside the window of this rundown building.


Sunrise in the Garden

photograph of a sunlit garden surrounded by dark shrubberyMorning sunlight begins to fill the garden at the start of a beautiful day.


Christmas Lights

photograph of a house decorated with Christmas lightsSeasons Greetings!  May you and your family have a happy and safe holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

 


Under the Railroad Bridge

photograph of the steel support structure underneath a railroad bridge in Richmond, VAThe heavy, steel support beams seem to go on forever underneath this railroad bridge in Richmond, VA.


Quiet Place Among the Boulders

photograph of a cascade between boulders in Shenandoah National ParkA friend and I hiked a 6.6 mile loop in Shenandoah National Park, specifically to get photos of waterfalls.  Our hike passed three significant falls but this little cascade at the top of one of them yielded my favorite photo of the day.   It isn’t very dramatic and I think that’s what I like about it.  The image makes me think of a quiet, little, almost secret spot, you could visit to get away from the world for a little while.


Cyclists Yield to Hikers, Hikers Yield to Bears

Photograph of a sign indicating cyclist must yield to hikers and hikers must yield to bearsI came across several of these signs when biking a trail in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.  I suppose one must know his place when out in the woods.  I wonder, if bears could read would they be instructed to yield to anybody?