I love going out to photograph in the fog. The quiet is magical and the muting of the colors and the more distant shapes is beautiful.
Our friends in Maine have a wonderful backyard.
The Heritage Farm near Bath Maine is run by a couple who are involved in saving and propagating animals and vegetables with “antique” genetics. It was foggy when we visited them and I love to photograph fog though I find it challenging to recreate the feeling of fog over the landscape.
When I wander around, I the little things I see are just as attractive as the big vistas. It is the little stuff that accents or creates the big stuff.
There are many places to seen in the Greenville, SC area such as Table Rock State Park (http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/tablerock/introduction.aspx), I am intrigued by the trees and brush along the shore and the reflections in the lake.
Craggy Gardens is one of our premier destinations on the Blue Ridge Parkway. At the right time of year the rhododendrons are awesome but we were a tad late. I love the gnarled trees along the trail.
This first set of photos is from Walnut Grove Plantation (http://south-carolina-plantations.com/spartanburg/walnut-grove.html) near Spartanburg. SC was taken while wandering the paths and and woods. There is more to follow in a few days.
The woods and lake of Table Rock State Park are visually very satisfying. I enjoy the reflections, patterns of the woods and the weeds along the lake.
When we ride around I see all sorts of things like old buildings covered by kudzu, interesting especially in winter when the leaves are gone and there is only a tangle of vines. The old garage is across the street from a stream which is also uncovered by loss of kudzu leaves.
Well, last night we had our first real snow in quite a white and it is beautiful. The first photo was an experiment using my new flash and it turned out sort of interesting. The rest are yard px. I love the way snow silences the air and softens the outlines of things. It is great around here until going out for something means hitting the road.
I like to look at my old files to discover things I had not thought about for a while and I found some images from a walk Alice and I took a few years ago. I like the moving water and the the climbing vegetation creeping up a wall. These images are more restful than the street scenes from the last few blogs.
Last week Alice and I took a walk around the lake at Table Rock State Park which is close to home. Woods walks are most interesting to me as the last leaves are falling and the tree branches show their forms. I also like the late fall look of some of the wild flowers.
Yesterday I went with my friend Sam to Glendale Mill which is just outside of Spartanburg, SC in the town of Glendale. It is an abandoned mill site which is now Wofford College’s Environmental Center. The remaining old buildings and the stream with surrounding woods is magical. There will be a few more installments.