Sunday, June 21, 2009

North Branch of the C&O Canal

Took a walk on the C&O Canal this morning along with a couple friends. There weren't a lot of critters out today (ha, just the three of us) I just focused on the scenery of the canal. It's such a beautiful place. Here are a few from the walk...

The lush green color along the towpath in June.

This spot might be worth another visit in a few days when this guy opens up.

On my drive home, I detoured out to Rocky Gap State Park & saw this red-winged blackbird sitting on a fence post.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Room 2020

Are you afraid of the dark? If so, you should request Room 2020 at the Holiday Inn Express in Charles Town, WV. They generously provide you with the highest powered night light that I've ever seen.

The innocent looking nightlight by day

My room at 11pm with no absolutely no other lights on in the room.

The view from the bed. Sunrise already? Nope, still 11 pm. Grandpa, is that you?
There were no curtains to close, only the sheer white ones were adjustable. Those dark ones to the side are just decoration.

Further, if you're hungry while In Charles Town, you should get a Giant hoagie with the works from Jersey Mike's. Great stuff...

Here's the hoagie, with a 2 Litre soda for scale (um, and to wash it down).

Here's the aftermath...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This weekend - Mountain Heritage Festival in Harpers Ferry WV

I hope to see you all there. The festival is this weekend, June 11-12-13, 10 am to 6 pm each day (except Sunday, show ends at 5 pm). I'll be bringing lots of new never-before-displayed work, including a bunch of new large canvas prints.

Remember, Father's Day is the following stop shopping for your pop.

Here are the festival details - West Virginia Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

Monday, June 1, 2009

Meadow Run Cascades at Ohiopyle State Park

Hooray, I found a cool new place to photograph in the area, someplace that I had never been before. Big thanks to my friend & fellow photographer Jeannette Hunt for taking me there. Oddly enough, the cascades are down in a valley, but the trail to reach them seemed to be a steep uphill hike both ways. I'm not entirely sure how that's possible, but my legs are sore all the same.
Along with four other members of the WMPA, we left Cumberland at 5 am to get there before the sun hit the falls. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot...

The cool thing about the Cascades are they're a series of mini waterfalls, so the photo opportunities seem endless

The only other people crazy enough to be up this early were fishermen

Eventually the sun came up, giving some nice color along the treetops

You can see more pics from the shoot and from Ohiopyle State Park here - The Cascades