... where it's not about the camera.
That is just breathtakingly lovely.
There is also a riverton Wyoming, but I assure you, it is nowhere NEAR as pretty as that.
Oh.Wow.I made a serious audible gasp when I saw it! It's so beautiful!
Just superb! One of your best ever.
Beautiful landscape shots the last few days, Rick.
I actually thought this was a painting. This is the side of West Virginia I love.
This is a wonderful photo... incredible textures... very nice.
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.
Wow! That's screensaver material.It's bee-yoo-ti-ful!Jack
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!
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.
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?
Not sunrise exactly... but early morning. Around 8 am probably.
this explains the phrase "America, the beautiful" We dont' get sunrises like this in the Canadian Prairies.
Just gorgeous. I'm trying to catch up with what I have missed lately.
Absolutely gorgeous. Smoothingly beautiful.
I swear, I've seen this picture before. Can you tell us what magazines you publish with?
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.
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?
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.
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)
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.
I lived in this home from 1981 - 1985. It's actually two homes/duplex. Near the big tree on the left is a fenced in area that the landlord erected so we could grow fruits and vegetables without the cattle trampling. The owners had 300 acres of property that they leased out to grow feed corn and also for beef cattle. A few hundred yards behind the home is the South Branch of the Potomac River runs through - a very nice spot to take a dip during hot Summers - but had to watch out for snakes. There was plenty of wild life including turkey, white tail deer, grouse, quail, squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, chipmunks, opossum, groundhogs and on one occasion a mountain lion... It was a beautiful place to walk/hike. The landlord put in a wood stove in our unit on the left side of the house and we got all our wood from the land and we would collect sap from the maple trees and boil down into syrup. I had the opportunity to visit the house/land about 5 years ago, the home has become a bit run down from the outside but there are still occupants there. For a West Coast girl raised in a big city, West Virginia and this home was an idyllic place to live and to learn to live off the land. Thank you for this beautiful memory.
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