A little over a week ago, I took a short road trip from Virginia to Tennessee, North Carolina and back. While the convenience of flying can’t be denied, there is something so great about being able to see the beauty of the country from the open road.
Photography Notes: I don’t always have my best cameras handy, and in all honesty, they aren’t always necessary. While I LOVE gear and have a slight addiction to Lensbaby, in particular (that’s a blog topic all it’s own), I often use my most basic DSLR and my GoPro when I’m on foot for longer periods or when hiking. For the images in this post, I used the following cameras: Nikon D850 (full frame), Nikon D3300 (crop) and my iPhone. Can you tell the difference?
First stop: Watauga Lake Sightings from the road. If I hadn’t travelled via the open road, I would have never discovered any of this. Watauga Lake wasn’t my destination, but that changed when I saw those trees.
2nd stop: Cades Cove If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Cades Cove at sunrise, I highly suggest you add it to your bucket list. It’s truly something special.
3rd stop: Grandfather Mountain A view from a mile above sea level
4th stop: Mabry Mill A lovely historic mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
Bonus: A few fall sightings from home
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my photography.
Hi! If you will be shopping my virtual booth during one of my events, I’ve worked on giving you a few options that will, hopefully, make it easy.
Option 1: just click on my drop down menu and select SHOP. All of my live show pieces can be found there.
Option 2: if you don’t like shopping from websites, but saw something during this live show that you LOVE, just message me and I will email you an invoice. Or stop by OASIS in Harrisonburg and see it all in person.
Option 3: you saw an image in my gallery or social media that caught your eye but you don’t see it for sale yet in my shop. Message me and I can place a special order just for you.
Hi! I’m so excited to be participating in this year’s Virtual Arts & Crafts Festival. I have so many new pieces to share, so please remember to pre-register for this awesome event. Thanks for supporting the arts and my photography 💗
I use my DSLR cameras for most things but for underwater fun. I just use a GoPro and a dome. I can shoot in raw and still get some good image quality for my personal use. So if you are looking for some creative shots without having to break the bank, a GoPro is a great option and it goes without saying that it makes videos really easy as well.
Here are a few from this summer:
A GoPro is also a good alternative to take to the beach for those just for fun moments with family so you don’t have to worry about messing up your camera or phone with sand, water, etc.
Well, I think it is safe to say the last 6 months have been quite a ride. So much has changed and still much remains uncertain. But art is still here, life, beauty and strength are all around. I hope all of you are healthy and safe and with a bit more patience, we will hopefully get through this sooner rather than later.
Spring and summer have come and gone, it seems, in the blink of an eye. Fall is on the horizon and I am looking forward to those lovely colors and cool evenings. Although life has been a bit upside down lately, I have some new works to share. And as always, for the most current events and updates, please visit my social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Welcome! I really wish we could have met face to face at the art show this year, but I am thankful that you stopped by my virtual booth.
If you are interested in shopping from the pieces that I prepared for the show this year, you may click here to visit both my image gallery and my show inventory. All items are available for local pick-up or delivery. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions, as this has been a bit of an experimental process for me.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you in the future.
If you are wondering where I’ve been, my apologies. Last year was a booming year in so many ways and I struggled somewhat to keep up. But, I have learned so much and I am looking forward to a balanced and connected year for 2020. I will be updating the page with all of the exciting transitions and travels from last year as well as staying current with all of the new things as they come this year. Thank you so much for your patience and for supporting my photography. Happy New Year!
As a birthday gift to myself this year, I decided to plan a trip for myself to the OBX. It was my first time! I stayed in Avon, NC, not too far from Hatteras. I had a blast and I have attached some of the pics from my trip below…
These are some of the very first shots of the night sky to kickoff the summer season, back in June. Notice the lightning bugs. These shots are particularly noisy due to a bit of user error on my part, but lovely summer nights are still always worth sharing.