The Blue Ridge Mountains form the eastern front of the Appalachian Mountains running from Pennsylvania in the north to Georgia in the south. When thy reach Georgia in the northeastern part of the state, the mountains turn westward and expand up to sixty miles in width.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are noted for having a bluish cast when seen from a distance. Primarily this cast is created by the properties of light, organic compounds given off by plants (especially pines in the region), and perception.
This photographic essay demonstrates landscape photographs made in and around Blue Ridge, GA in the fall of 2014. Additional photos included are from Blairsville, GA, Murphy, NC, Brasstown, NC and Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, GA.
Landscape photographs from Yosemite National Park, CA.
Point Lobos, CA
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is located near Carmel-By-The-Sea in California. Point Lobos is often considered the “crown jewel” of the California State Park system. Nature lovers (and photographers) have long spent time exploring and admiring this delicate ecosystem where the Pacific Ocean meets the coast.
Anna Maria Island, FL
Anna Maria Island is a seven-mile long barrier island on Florida’s Gulf Coast the main attraction being the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Originally used for hunting and fishing by various Native American tribes, the only way on and off the island was by boat. In 1892, George Emerson Bean became the first permanent resident on the island followed by John Roser. These two men and their families developed the area by adding streets, a water system and homes. Today, tourism development has been targeted as a key economic goal.
Bodie, CA is an original gold mining town from the late 1800s. In 1859 William S. Bodey discovered gold near what is now called Bodie Bluff (change of spelling). A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow. It started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated 10,000 people by 1880. What’s left today stands in a state of “arrested decay”. Bodie is maintained by the California State Parks system, which took over the town in 1962 and made it a State Historic Park.
Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum
The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA is the setting for this visual exploration of the colors, shapes, and textures distinguished by various examples of mechanical ingenuity and crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural community.
Black and white photographs taken on a trip to Mexico during December 1982 and January 1983. Locations include; Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puebla, Mazatlan, Yelapa, Puerto Vallarta. Original 35mm black and white negatives digitally photo copied.