Monday, August 27, 2007

Riverton, WV


UPDATE: Luci pointed out in the comments that this is Brandywine, WV, not Riverton. Thanks!

22 comments:

Trish said...

That is just breathtakingly lovely.

Scarlet said...

There is also a riverton Wyoming, but I assure you, it is nowhere NEAR as pretty as that.

crystal said...

Oh.
Wow.
I made a serious audible gasp when I saw it!
It's so beautiful!

D. B. Light said...

Just superb! One of your best ever.

tp lowe said...

Beautiful landscape shots the last few days, Rick.

Roberta said...

I actually thought this was a painting. This is the side of West Virginia I love.

Heidi said...

This is a wonderful photo... incredible textures... very nice.

Bob Coffield said...

I agree - one of your best ever Rick. You inspired me to post about the photo to do my part to offset the recent negative national news West Virginia has received.

Handsome said...

Wow! That's screensaver material.

It's bee-yoo-ti-ful!

Jack

Roberta said...

Question Rick,
Do you have a copywrite on these photographs. If so, may I please have permission to take this one to use as the graphic for a poem I'm working on called Bucolic? I will happily give the photo your title and your name as credit and a link back here.

Your photos are very inspirational!

Rick Lee said...

Wow, thanks for the great comments everybody. Roberta, I don't mind you posting the photos on other blogs as long as there is a link back here. Dr. Hull has been using my photos to illustrate his poems for quite some time.

Mom said...

So lovely. I don't normally like landscape shots so much but this one is way out of the ordinary. Was it taken at sunrise?

Rick Lee said...

Not sunrise exactly... but early morning. Around 8 am probably.

Ian said...

this explains the phrase "America, the beautiful" We dont' get sunrises like this in the Canadian Prairies.

kenju said...

Just gorgeous. I'm trying to catch up with what I have missed lately.

Boonsky said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Smoothingly beautiful.

Judith Blakley said...

I swear, I've seen this picture before. Can you tell us what magazines you publish with?

Rick Lee said...

It wouldn't surprise me if this scene had been published somewhere. It's just down the road from Seneca Rocks which is in the most scenic area of West Virginia. It hasn't been published BY ME except for here. I shoot pictures sometimes for Huntington Quarterly, WV Executive, Charleston Magazine, Marshall (University) Magazine, and some other publications for organizations such as hospitals, etc. Years ago I worked for the WV Div of Culture and History and I was the main photographer for Goldenseal and I sometimes had photos in Wonderful West Virginia, but not much.

D. B. Light said...

I'm still trying to figure out why this picture works as well as it does. It seems to be unbalanced to the right -- that big dark barn and the fence pull attention away from the focal point in the upper third. Normally that would introduce tension into a picture, but you are going for a bucolic peacefulness here. The picture shouldn't work, but it does. Why?

FacingTheSharks said...

Goodbye Georgia. I found a new home. West Virginia is prettier.

That's an incredible photo. Wow. Whoever owns that property got a slice of heaven.

Luci said...

Awesome picture. You are looking east toward the Shenandoah Mt. This picture is not of Riverton, WV. It is a farm 1/4 mile west of Brandywine, WV on RT 33. It is about a 40 min. drive from this farm to Riverton. I live in this area and drive by this farm on a regular basis.(Yesterday)

Rick Lee said...

Ahhh... so it is Brandywine. I can see the house on Google maps satellite view. I had just guessed where it was by looking at a map and seeing a right-turn and similar topography. I didn't make a note of where it was when I took it. Thanks... I'll update the description.