Friday, November 13, 2015

Scavenger 16

The 16th round of the +Chrysta Rae Photo Scavenger Hunt is wrapping up over on Google Plus, so I can share with you all my entries.

The way it works is thus:  A list of 10 words is provided, and 500 crazy whacky photographers have 6-8 weeks to brainstorm ideas, and come up with shots that feet each of those 10 words.  They are then submitted, judged, and the results revealed to the world.

I only got 7 pictures this round, but I did tie in a theme (mostly).  These are those shots.

Category: Angry
Category: Brick

Category: Bunny
Category: Electric
Category: Stripes
Category: Urban Legend
Category: Violet
The next round has just started, so stay tuned in a couple months for the next round of photos from the +Chrysta Rae Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Scenes From The Parkway

Last Sunday I hopped into the Geovan of Destiny and headed to one of my most favourite places in the world, the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A couple weeks ago I had heard about this great place to take photos from the famous Linn Cove Viaduct, so my mission was to check out that spot.

It did not disappoint.

I spent a good 5 hours in the area, taking shots from various levels (and fighting a non-trivial amount of tourist traffic - thank the Maker Leaf Peeping season is almost over :).

Here are a couple shots from the day. This is looking southwest over the mountains.
This shot, taken at sunset, really highlighted the viaduct.

I tossed another version of this with more golden colours on my Google Plus collection called Camera Obscura, here.

I caught the area at the tail end of leaf season.  I am definitely coming back here to take more photos.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Rough Ridge Waterfall

This weekend I spent some time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, exploring, among other places, an area called Rough Ridge. At the base of the trail is this rather nice waterfall.

Enjoy your Sunday!