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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Foggy Winter Trees

If you don't know by now, I have a thing for fog and trees. I am drawn to the Blue Ridge especially under these conditions for the feel that it evokes. The black silhouettes of the trees fading into the distance are calming.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Loudoun Landscapes photos to be published

The Loudoun Museum selected a number of my photographs to appear in an large format book, called the "Lure of Loudoun", that will be published in late spring. See below for more details:

The Loudoun Museum’s upcoming pictorial history book titled "The Lure of Loudoun: Centuries of Change in Virginia’s Emerald County" will be published in late spring of 2007 and will coincide with the county’s 250th anniversary. For the first time, the large-format book will cover both text and photographs the history of Loudoun County from its geographical beginnings to its emergence as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The book will feature more than 300 black and white and color photographs including some of little known artifacts from the museum’s collection.
Historical content will be mostly based on Charles Poland’s "From Frontier to Suburbia: Loudoun County Virginia, One of America’s Fastest Growing Counties." Poland’s book will be condensed and new material added for the book by former National Geographic staff writer Noel Grove, a resident of Loudoun County for 27 years, currently living near Paris, Va.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Beauty in the mundane

One mans discarded something or other is another mans photograph. These mysterious objects are nestled in overgrown field grass and were left for the the elements to maintain. Wind and time have reclaimed these as their own. Any guesses?

Friday, December 01, 2006

Familiar places

As a Photographer, I often drive past familiar routes while searching for Loudoun moments in worthy of sharing. Then one day, the light and atmosphere in an environment are just so to reveal something entirely different. This, it seems, is the Photographer's purpose: to view familiar places from slightly different angles. This one room stone structure is located on Williams Gap Road in Round Hill. A location I've driven by many times before seeing it in this particular way.