Tag Archives: backlit

Forest Sunrise After the Snow

photograph of a snow covered forest at sunrise

Snow fell on Richmond Thursday night.  A few inches accumulated but it was nearly all gone within 24 hours.  I took the day off Friday and hiked through Pocahontas State Park.  This photo was taken as the sun rose over the forest.  The park was beautifully covered in snow and I had the place to myself.  I hiked for 5 hours and never saw another person the entire time.

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Early Morning in the Woods

photograph of a forest scene in the early morning lightThe sun was just beginning to rise above the trees when I arrived at this small pond.


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.


Fountain at Sunrise

backlit photograph of a fountainWalking around the grounds of the Highland Meadow Vineyards on an early morning in September, I caught the sun beaming through the trees illuminating this fountain.


Cicada Shell

macro photo of a cicada shell hanging under a fence railLeaving for work, I noticed the sunlight gleaming through this abandon cicada shell hanging under a fence rail.  I came back a few days later, right around the same time, and got this photo of the backlit shell.  These empty shells disgust my wife but when I was a child we would play with them in the summer.  We had great fun pretending they were aliens, space ships and monsters.  Maybe because of that, they remind me of simpler times and summer fun.