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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

West Virginia Tour Report

Got back from West Virginia on Sunday. Had a great time with the tour participants. It was a small group and this gave me a chance to do my own photography while still giving them plenty of attention. The color was patchy when I got there but came in nicely for the last couple of days. It might not be as spectacular as it was a couple of years ago as the area has been in close to drought conditions. We have to remember that it's not about how good the color is but how you use it. After a quick sunset shoot at Lindy point the first evening I took the participants to a few spots I had scouted, that had great color. We worked on several close up photos but really had fun with canopy shots and making abstracts images using several blur and multiple exposure techniques.

You can't go to West Virginia and not photograph waterfalls. Here are a couple of shots that I thought were different compared to others you might see.

There is always the spectacular Dolly Sod Wilderness which had good color on the trees and the blue berry bushes were a bright red.

The Blackwater river is a great photo opp as it snakes through the valley.

And who can resist the reflections.

I'll post a gallery of more images once I get back from Arizona/Utah. Let's see how the color is in that area. Even if there is no color on the trees the Southwest landscape is always great to photograph.

November 4 - Manassas Warrenton Camera Club
November 10 - Arundel Camera Club
November 15 - Reston Photographic Society
December 2 - Silver Spring Camera Club

Great Falls - October 30-31 (only 2 spot available)
Great Falls (field session) - Nov. 6
Photoshop for Photographers (One day workshop) - Nov. 7
Chincoteague Island - November 19-21 (only 2 spots available)


  1. Beautiful! I really like the 2 waterfall photos. Nice use of color.