Thursday, February 05, 2015

On the Road

Grantville, Pennsylvania

Long, dull, day driving I-84/I/81 from Connecticut to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Snow cover all the way to the edge of Maryland, but no traffic or weather problems on the way. Teaching a digital/platinum workshop in Lexington for two private students. Then also looking forward to shooting in this wonderful area.

But, it snowed overnight! The stuff is following me. I'll get a snap of the dogged white stuff when the sun comes up. Oops, nope, a trick of the bright moonlight on some pale decking and railings outside my window.

Fairfield, Virginia

Those hills to the east on the other side of I-81 are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They get pretty impressive when you get closer and find one of the roads leading up to the top of the ridge and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. I could have had a much prettier drive yesterday by picking the BRP at the top and following it down to Lexington, but it would have stretched the nine-hour drive to much longer.

2 comments:

Edd Fuller said...

Carl, welcome to Virginia! Hope you enjoy your stay here. I find winter in the Blue Ridge one of my most productive times for photography, although a bit of luck with the weather and light is needed.

Carl said...

Ed, I have't had a chance to work with the Blue Ridge in winter before. Teaching tomorrow, but plan to work with it Saturday and hope for good weather/light conditions. Sunday/Monday further down in Giles County where I got a lot of good things about ten years ago in summer conditions.