Timeless North Carolina
This is the back end of Yadkin Valley, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains - the dirt track and the animals roaming about gave me the idea to a more timeless feel to the image by adding a sepia effect. 2007.
Glorious North Carolina
One of my older shots, and an opportunist one as we removed the boat from the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and onto the trailer. Love the way the sunset pierces the river bank on the far side, NC. 2010.
Since this shot was taken, the grass has been and the tracks are barely in evidence but with the archetypal barn in the background this scene did look at the time to be true example of rural Americana. Yadkin Valley, NC 2010.
A backland shack in the snow in North Carolina. This opening in the forest was a place that I didn't know existed until my wife and I took a walk behind her parent's rural property. 2011
A typical rural property in the south of the United States, this in the foothills in Noeth Carolina: Yadkin Valley, NC. 2012.
Christmas Day in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC. One of the very first images i shot with my new Nikon D800. Had lots of fun that day with this camera in the wintery conditions. 2012.
Highway 268 Fog
A love the yellow lines of the American highway; they stand out so well and provide a perfect focal point for every image, including this fog-bound scene in Yadkin Valley, NC. 2012.
I've always been interested in this small dam, known as Patterson Dam. The water course snakes its easy down into Yakdin Valley in North Carolina Foothills. This is during a rainy period in the winter of 2012.
Taking this shot nearly ended very bad for me. As I stood up from taking this long exposure near Wilson Creek I lost my footing on the slick rock and was just a few feet away from going over a 10 ft ledge. Heart in mouth. 2012.
My camera died just a few days earlier having taken a dip (along with me) in a North Carolina river. Amazingly it sprouted back to life and I went to mu in-laws rural back yard to test it out. The result was this image of hay bales on farmland in Yadkin Valley, NC. 2012
The main drag through rural Caldwell County, between Lenoir and Wilkesboro. I was told this was peak fall color given the mild winter up till Thanksgiving, but not convinced...... 2016.
Kerr Scott Reservoir Dam
North Carolina, Wilkes County, 2016.
Sunset over Wilkes County
I've sat on the top of this dam for a few hours now, waiting in the cold on the sunset and then the night arriving for long some exposes. This is the Kerr Scott Reservoir, North Carolina, Wilkes County, 2016.
Kerr Scott Stars
This is a photo manipulation, two shots then about an hour apart - one exposure for the lake and another for the stars. North Carolina, Wilkes County, 2016.
Winding through the Foothills
Who doesn't love a winding rural road? This was a real drivers road, but you've got to respect the locals and also the magnificent fall colors of autumnal North Carolina. 2016
For some reason, I particularly like this image from my hour long jaunt through the back roads of Yadkin Valley - i guess it's the convergence of lines, not to mention the colors. 2016
Lesser known S-curve
I just love the way this rural highway gracefully makes its way through the fields, hills, and houses here. It was made for the camera, not to mention a Sunday drive. This is Yadkin Valley, rural North Carolina.
Red leaves in the fall make for some wonderful photographic opportunities, NC. 2016.
Took some time to wander about my in-laws rural back yard in North Carolina, armed only with a 60 mm prime. This afforded me the opportunity to get some different types photos of the fall color. Thanksgiving 2016.
You simply cannot understate the photogenic quality of the class rural American barn. Add a little texture into the image, and you get an almost timeless scene, Caldwell County, NC. 2016