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Monday, October 15, 2007

Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

This past weekend, I took a photography workshop given by Bill and Linda Lane in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. I took Friday off since I had to be there at 6pm and it was a 4 hour drive. I had hoped to stop for some pictures along the way but got out later than I had hoped so there was NO STOPPING. Too bad since the scenery was lovely.

After meeting my fellow photophiles, we all got to bed early in our rooms at the Marlinton Motor Inn because we had to meet for breakfast at 5:45 (in the AM).

Being on location in time to catch the sunrise was worth the hardship of waking up at 5 AM.

After the sunrise we were off to another location in the Monongahela National Forest. This site had a very picturesque fence that Bill says he loves to shoot in every season. It seemed like the perfect shot for the wide angle lens that I got this summer.

Besides the fence post there were winding trails that led to vistas of colorful fall foilage. Here is an image that I played with in Photoshop - creating a watercolor effect.

Next we hit the Williams River for some water action. I wanted to work on my moving water shots so I really enjoyed this spot. I wish some of the colors around the river had been a little more vibrant but they still cast some lovely golden reflections in the moving water.

In the afternoon, we got to shoot barns. Watch for that in my next post.

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