Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shupe’s Chute

Last Sunday was the last day in a great week of photography.  I concluded the week at Holly River State Park in West Virginia.   From a photographic standpoint it seems this park is often overlooked because I have rarely seen work that is shot in this location.   The photo above is a feature called Shupe’s Chute.  It sits between the upper and lower falls on an area at the edge of the park.  What you can’t see in the picture is the dramatic water chute that flows about 15 feet before falling into a deep plunge pool.    I tried to get in a better position, but the rocks were very slippery and I did not feel like losing a camera and going for a swim. 

This was my second visit to the park and I find it very appealing so a return trip is a must.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Underground

The Underground           

Recently I had the opportunity to do a little urban exploration and photography of an area called the DuPontUnderground.   It is what remains of an old trolley line under the DuPont Circle area of Washington, D.C.  The area is currently being considered for renovation.  The shot above uses a combination of existing light and shadows with a little bit of light painting to complete the composition.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Waiting for Spring to Arrive

While spring has arrived in the D.C. Area, it has not arrived in the nearby mountains.  I spent the last 2 weekends hiking in the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia.   The trees are starting to leaf out at the lower elevations.  I’m looking forward to shooting wildflowers, waterfalls, and streams in the next few weeks.    

The photo above was taken on the Rapidan River last spring, an area I hope to revisit this year.