Sunday, January 29, 2006
Ashby Gap is not quite in Loudoun County, but pretty close. This beautiful spot can be seen driving East on Rt. 50 looking to the South. It contains many elements that make this area quaint; rolling hills, farm houses, cattle, streams and ponds. I hope to return in the Spring when everything is green and in full bloom. Taken on January 28.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Late summer photo taken on the road to the Blackburn hikers cabin along the Appalachian Trail. The grass and moss grow thick in the summer along the Blue Ridge, especially under the cover of the tall trees.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
I woke on this morning to find the top of the Blue
Ridge frosted over, an unusual sight. This Round Hill corn field yielded some dramatic shots. The frosted ridge can be seen on the horizon, taken last Winter.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Sleeter Lake, pictured here, is surrounded by thick fields of grasses and plants. In Winter these fields turn the to the color of wheat. The way it interacts with sunlight at dawn and dusk can be special. Its my favorite color but I'm not sure what its called. Taken 1/7/06.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Scenes like this are rapidly disappearing in Loudoun. Snickersville Turnpike looks dramtically different than it did just a few years ago, pictured here near Purcellville. This photo was taken about a week ago.
Monday, January 16, 2006
A mid-afternoon Appalachian Trail hike provided this icy falls photo today. It was taken West of Mt. Weather. Icy formations could be found in many of streams that intersect with the trail. It was a beautiful January day filled with sunshine, spots of unmelted snow and quiet hiking.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
One of the many dairy farms that made this area nearly famous for its pedigree of cows. This abandonded farm was strewn with field machines, rotten wood and signs of toil. A garden of homes surrounds the place now.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
This photo was taken last Winter and may not be destined for framing. However, the addition a few new elements can breathe new life into an image. I've carefully placed eyes into various locations of the scene to create something that is sort of disturbing (just for you).
Monday, January 09, 2006
This photo was taken last month just off the Appalachian Trail south of Bear's Den. The size limitations of this image can't begin to show some of the cool details contained within it. Photoshop was used to some of the finer details in the second image.
I have a thing for frozen plant matter in chilly streams. Not only are the combination of colors unique to this type of scene, but flow is captured in time. Rambling matter suspended in wait until the next melt.