Wander: Neabsco Creek and Huntley Meadows Park, VA

I recently decided to upgrade from my Canon R6 (which I adored) to an R5 (which I think is even more awesome). In this wander I give the new camera and my legs some exercise, exploring at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk and Huntley Meadows Park, both not too far from Washington DC. Bonus Content: Some […]

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History In Site: C&A Railway Power Plant, Charlottesville VA

Every time I drive into Charlottesville on westbound Interstate 64, I notice a tall, ornate smokestack standing not far off as I cross the Rivanna River. I always assumed it was the remains of an old mill or something. Whenever I spot something like that, I have two thoughts: What is that? And: How can […]

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Wander: Crabtree Falls to Charlottesville VA

The weather promised a warmer day as we head into the end of winter, so I took a day to wander over towards the Blue Ridge. My plan was to hit a few different waterfall hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but after my first stop at Crabtree Falls, I discovered the BRP was essentially […]

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Wander: Shenandoah National Park

My first-ever visit to Shenandoah National Park was a cold and misty one, but amazing just the same! I stopped for a leg-stretcher at Alum Spring Park in Fredericksburg, then headed into SNP to hike the Stony Man and Dark Hollow Falls trails. I also spotted some deer along Skyline Drive, and checked out the […]

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My 2021 In Photos

I think it’s a good exercise to go through the year’s photos and flag the images that I think were my best. It’s a nice way to gauge progress over the year, and to see what worked best for me photographically. Also interesting to see my choice of gear and settings–of the 95 non-drone photos […]

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Wander: Northern Virginia and Maryland

I set out for an all-day wander up to northern Virginia, and then across the Potomac River to the Nanjemoy area of Maryland. Along the way I stopped at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, Leesylvania State Park, and the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, with a quick stop near the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death […]

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Destination: ACL James River Bridge, Richmond VA

I drive past the ACL (CSX A-Line) bridge across the James River now and then, and noticed the fall colors in the area were looking wonderful. So I headed out to a spot I know along the river for some photos and drone views of the bridge near sunset. Not too shabby–check it out!

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Wander: Natural Bridge and Blue Ridge

I took advantage of the fall time change to get an early start for an all-day wander over to Natural Bridge State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a beautiful fall day and I had a great time roaming, exploring and creating. Take a look!

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Destination: Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, Doswell VA

I know Halloween 2021 is a memory now, and we’re on to thinking about the next round of holidays. But a couple days before Halloween I checked out the Halloween Haunt at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell VA, and made a video about it. So let’s revisit the spooky for a little bit, […]

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