Fine Art Shoot: Barns, Barns, Some More Barns, and a Side of Snow

2013 11 Fine Art - Apalacha Hills of VA 05 - Old Barn

So, November and December were rather busy months for us – so much so that this series of shoots from around Thanksgiving is just now getting it’s day in the limelight.  As we were visiting western Virginia, I had the opportunity to go out on several shoots.  Though I photographed many of the same locations from day to day, the conditions couldn’t have been more different – and the results more diverse.  On the first day, (above) there was a gentle rain with low clouds and fog covering the farmland.  The above set of barns I have photographed before, but the American Flag painted on the side of the barn was a new addition that added that pop of color on an otherwise dreary day.

2013 11 Fine Art - Apalacha Hills of VA 22 - Snow Falling on Old Barn

Shoot two came as a cold front was dropping a few inches of snow along the mountains.  And so, I revisited a few of my favorite locations and then set out to explore some new ground.  I stumbled upon a group of feral Guinea Hens and a pair of wild turkeys, all living in some sort of weird family.  I drove a little further along the North Branch of the Holston River and found a rather scary walking bridge suspended over the 100 foot wide river, connecting the road with a small community on the other side – imagine that commute!  Check out all the fun in the galley below!

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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: Winter Wonderland on White Top Mountain, VA

So, I may have said that the previous post was may last post from our trip, but as I have come to learn, I’m not always right!  God surprised me with a wonderful treat our last day in Virginia and with the weather being rather frigid for much of us here in the US, I thought this post might at least bring some beauty to the otherwise dreary weather.

2014 01 Fine White Top VA 01 - Snowcapped in the Distance

As we were winding up our trip, one last little snowfall came to Virginia.  In the hills of Abingdon it was a light dusting, but as I set out with family that morning, I went over a rise (above) and saw that Mt. Rogers and White Top Mountain were both covered in a layer of snow that looked so light and fluffy that it could be mistaken for a cloud.  Later that afternoon, my eldest daughter and I braved the roads, ascending the western slope of White Top.  At about 3,500 feet, the sparse snow gave way to an amazing winter wonderland – with trees absolutely covered in a delicate coating of white.  And as we climbed, it just kept getting better!  Prudence had me turn around before attempting the final mile of dirt road up to the summit, but there was an array of beauty to be had as we descended – such as the image below.  Toward the bottom of the mountain, with the sun setting to our left, I found a few old buildings, covered with just a hint of snow – a perfect way to end our winter adventure.

2014 01 Fine White Top VA 05 - Snowy Tree Canopy

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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: Fresh Snowfall at Dawn in NH

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 14 - Whaleback Light at Sunrise

And now for the final post from New Hampshire.  After the great snowfall from the previous day, and with temperatures threatening to rise over the next several days, I new the following morning was my best opportunity to capture the freshly fallen snow around coastal New Hampshire.  So, I set my alarm for much earlier than I care to get up, managed to drag myself out of bed, and set out for New Castle Common – a favorite location to capture the sunrise.  I arrived about an hour before sunrise to capture all the deep predawn colors that are most vibrant well before sunrise.  The temperature was cold – about 15 degrees – but not quite cold enough for the dramatic ocean fog that appears when the temps are 10 or so degrees colder.

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 10 - Whaleback Light at Dawn with Tugboat

As I waited for the sun to rise, I was treated to a great little show – with one of the famous Portsmouth tugs (above) heading out to help guide a large barge into the safety of the harbor and up the Piscatiqua River.  As the sunrise quickly approached, I chose my spot based on some research I had done the night before, fine tuned it a few feet as the first rays of light appeared just above the distant fog bank, and began to snap away, capturing images like you saw at the top of this post.  Once the sun rose out of frame, I headed toward Portsmouth to capture a few photos of the historic town in the early morning light.  The water there was glass-calm and made for some wonderful opportunities, like the one below.

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 19 - Portsmouth NH Lobster Boat

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Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: A Snowy Coastal New Hampshire

2013 12 Fine NH Winter 20 - Strawberry Banke North Church Snow

Here’s the second post from our adventures this winter.  Today’s post is mostly from a shoot last week, just after Christmas.  As the snow began to fall, I hopped in our trusty Honda and began to work my way toward the New Hampshire seacoast to capture some of my favorite spots (like Strawberry Banke – above) as the snow was falling.  I also explored a bit and managed to find some new spots that I’ll undoubtedly return to over the years.  There is something so mystical about falling snow – the slowly falling snowflakes flitting about as they tumble to the ground – its such a magical time to photograph!

2013 12 Fine NH Winter 19 - Portsmouth Lobster Boats Snow

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Calendar Time – January HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 01 January - Snowy Ocean Rocks Great Island Common New Castle

Where in the world has this year gone?  It seems like just a short while ago we had the whole year in front of us, and now it’s all but over.  And since a new year is around the corner, it’s time for another set of calendar wallpaper.  As always, our January wallpaper is in 1920 x 1080P HD format, perfect for your widescreen monitors, TVs or other devices.    This month features a wide variety of photos, from some beautiful confectionery work from our friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, to winter-scapes from western Virginia and coastal New Hampshire.  Lastly, as has become tradition, I’ve given you one of my favorite shots from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1936 Cord 810 Westchester was offered for sale at the RM Auction.  For more details on this unique car, check out RM’s listing here .  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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