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More Fog in the Shenandoah National Park

I headed out a few days ago to Shenandoah National Park on a morning when the fog was so thick at my house that I couldn’t see the road in front of me.  But, I sensed that when I got out of the foothills and up into the mountains, I would have some awesome photography opportunities.  What a morning it was!  I drove north to the little town of Sperryville and found spotty fog along the way. Then I drove through the clouds into the Park where I found sunny skies and dense clouds below. I stopped often as I headed south toward Big Meadows. When I arrived at the meadow, the fog and cloud cover were so thick that there were no photo ops. In a matter of four hours, I felt that I had spent several days on Skyline Drive because of the changing conditions.  But, it did not disappoint me.  The Park never does.

Champe Plain Road

In the valley below SNP

Sharp Rock Vineyard View

Also in the valley, near Sharp Rock Vineyards.

From the car

Driving along Skyline Drive

Tunnel near Thornton Gap

The tunnel just south of the Thornton Gap entrance to SNP

Layers of Fog

Tree and Big Fog

Thick clouds

Sea of Fog

Clouds were filling the gap in the mountains.

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A Day in the Park

What could be better than a drive into Shenandoah National Park in the fall?  A drive in the fall on a rainy day.  It was so beautiful today in the mountains with the thick clouds and fog below us, the colors around us and the glistening of the raindrops on everything.  I was so happy to see some out-of-state cars on Skyline Drive because I felt that today was the kind of day I want to share with non-Virginians. This is why I love Virginia.

View from under the tree Wildflowers and mountains Mountains, fog and fall colors Rocks, mountains and fog 2 Rocks, mountains and fog 3 Rocks, mountains and fog Rugged peak Sassafras

Blue Ridge School in Greene County

One of my photography destinations has been the Blue Ridge School in Dyke, Virginia. Blue Ridge is an all-boys, all-boarding school for college-bound boys, grades 9-12.  There are about 170 students in attendance there.  It is a beautiful campus with old stone buildings, a beautiful lake and wonderful interior architecture.  I have been fortunate to be invited to have a show of my photography on the campus from October 11-19, and here are a few of the images I will be displaying.  An opening reception on Parents’ Weekend, October 11 from 3-5 pm will give me an opportunity to meet some parents and students in the beautiful Battle House.

Chapel Refllections

View of the Lake

View of the Lake

Fall is Coming

Maples along the Fence

Outdoor Classroom

Fall has Arrived

Sunrise

White Chairs

Chapel Interior

Gibson Memorial Chapel Interior

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