Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Prison No More


I like to explore, so a few weeks ago I spent the day driving some back roads and small towns in the Shenandoah Valley.  The shot above is in the middle of the town of Staunton, but you would never think so looking at the picture.  The site is a former jail and before that a mental hospital.  Now the property is being redeveloped into condos.  The current economy seems to have slowed the project so perhaps I will get to return one day before the site is fully redeveloped.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Honest Abe

Considering that I live so close to our nation’s capital, I rarely go into town to make pictures.   A couple of weeks ago a few friends wanted to get together and shoot the monuments.  I’m sure glad we did, the afternoon started out raining so we did some shooting inside the Lincoln Memorial.  We noticed the rain stopped and a rainbow appeared over the Mall and behind the memorial we were treated to an epic sunset.  I only got one shot before the sunset started to fade, but for me just this one shot of Abraham Lincoln was worth the trip.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Incredible Iceland

I’m just home from a 10 day visit to Iceland.   This was my 2nd trip to Iceland and my love of this country’s landscape grows with every visit.   I’m just starting to take a serious look at my images and will post more in the next couple months.   In the shot above we were pretty much rained out on our second day in the field, but the weather in Iceland is always changing and a slight break in the clouds allowed me to capture mountain peaks in the distance.   I love the simplicity of this scene.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Midnight at the Asylum

Most people who spend the night at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum are Ghost Hunters.  The above photo is from my most recent tour at the Asylum.  I did not have any otherworld experiences, this time.  I did in the past but that is a long story.  As with most of my light painting, this is a composite of multiple images.