Saturday, July 31, 2010

Random Pics

Haven't posted any on this blog for a while so I thought I better post something. These shots don't really fit into a logical grouping so random pic day... Yippee.

1st pic is a classic view of the Mast general store in Valle Crucis.

This shot was taken at Lake Gaston just after a Spring storm had passed by.

A yacht positions itself to watch the nightly light and sound show that is displayed accross many of the famous buildings of Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong.

Bad day for the wheelbarrow man.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is one of the iconic places in the North Carolina Mountains. It's a place that defines the mountains. It was also I place my family had never visited until recently. There is plenty to see from the famous "Mile High" swinging bridge to the animal habitats, but it is also a place of simpler things like a picnic spot right beside the road with a majestic view. It's a very enjoyable place to visit for the day.

The Swinging Bridge.

The golden eagle that lives in the habitat area.

Deer grazing in their habitat.

The blog seems to be in a bit a bear rut but how can you resist a cool bear.

My favourite shot from the animal habitats. I've been trying to come up with a clever title for this shot. Shaken not Stirred? Bearnami?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dragon flies at Bass Lake park.

My wife and I spent a nice, but hot, Sunday morning at the Bass lake park a couple of weeks ago. I spent the time hiking and taking pictures of the various dragon flies who were also enjoying the sun. Thanks to my wife for being patient while I'm played with the camera.

I think this shot is my favourite.

Do you think the green coloration is a camouflage scheme? Matches the green leaves almost perfectly.

Love the sunlight caught on the delicate wings.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mostly Monotone

I've been playing around with the more artistic side of photography lately. The two lower images were from my archives. The first picture was shot recently with intentions of printing in black and white.

Vortex to conformity.

Leaf on a ocean of rock.