Monday, August 18, 2014

Conservation Center Photography Show -- Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah National Park Virginia 2008

I have made photographs in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia since graduate school at University of Virginia in the late '60s traveling back now and then for vacations or family reasons.  I have a strong attachment to the region as place because of this history and find it inspiring to make images there.

On a photographic trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park in June of 2008 I made this image near sunset.  The forest was fully leafed out in late June and from this vantage point appeared like rolling hills covered by a carpet.  The light and the mist gave the image subtle, glowing feeling.

The image was made with Toyo 4x5 view camera and grey scale film. The image was printed with pigment ink on Hahnemülhe photo rag paper (308gsm weight). 20" x 13.5"

Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park Virginia 2008

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