Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving - 2014

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Wishing everyone a peaceful and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

We are taking a couple of days off over Thanksgiving and will resume our regular schedule on Monday, December 1st.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014


Clover Hill Village - Appomattox County, Virginia 

The Appomattox County Historical Society owns and operates Clover Hill Village. Various buildings and farming implements recreate rural life from before the Civil War into the early years of the 20th century. Even though the Village is now closed for the season, the grounds are open all year and I spent an afternoon there last week taking pictures. I had the place to myself.

More to come over the next few weeks. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend, and thanks for reading Photography In Place.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Truck, flag, sidewalk

Dillwyn, Virginia 

Last week I spent several days in the Appomattox, Virginia area. From my home base in the travel trailer I photographed in the Appomattox Court House National Park, the reconstructed Clover Hill Village, Pamplin City which is one of Virginia's Lost Communities and the Buckingham Branch Railroad headquarters in the town of Dillwyn. It will take me a while to process and edit the photos from this trip, but I thought I would share a few this week just to make a break from all the landscape/nature subjects that I have been posting recently.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Under the ginkgo tree.

Greene County, Virginia 

The ginkgo tree in our yard has shed its leaves. One day the tree was golden with turning leaves; the next day the leaves were thick on the ground under the bare branches. That's the way it goes with the ginkgo tree. Winter is suddenly here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Columnar jointing

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 

Columnar jointing is an unusual geological structure formed as volcanic rock cools and fractures into polygonal prisms, or columns. This photograph was made last month in the Shenandoah National Park. The formation is a short by steep hike off the Appalachian Trail near Compton Peak.

Get out and take a walk this weekend. No matter where you are, there is something to see. And thanks for reading Photography In Place.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Everyday things

Greene County, Virginia 

Not everyone is able to travel and photograph in exotic locations but there is beauty and interest to be found in the everyday things that surround us. Traveling to see new things can be stimulating, but seeing old things in a new way is a challenge that can lead to fresh vision.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014


Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains this year is mostly orange and yellow, with very little red. The magenta/red leaves and drupes of the sumac are a welcome, if not particularly harmonious, addition to the autumn palette.

Saturday, November 1, 2014