Wander: Richmond’s Forest Hill Park
History In Site: Dover Mill, Goochland VA
I went on an afternoon wander around Richmond VA to check out Forest Hill Park–my first visit to an amazing place!–and get some evening drone views of the Richmond skyline, illuminated for the holiday season. Come along! I was extremely impressed by Forest Hill Park, and frankly a little disappointed I hadn’t checked it out […]
Gear Up: Canon EOS R6 First Thoughts
I spent the morning driving around Goochland and Cumberland counties, visiting the ruins of four different mill buildings. My first stop was Dover Mill, and the history here is just packed with astonishing details.
Up In The Air: Pipeline Walkway, Richmond VA
I’ve been using Canon dSLR cameras for about 15 years now–I started with a Rebel XT (350D), moved up to the 50D, and then to the 7D and then 7D Mark II. Over those 15 years I’ve put together a reasonably good collection of lenses as well, from modern Canon and third-party EF-mount lenses, to […]
One Shot: RVA Illuminates 2020
As I mentioned, I recently acquired a new toy: a DJI Mini 2 drone. This thing is amazing, and opens up a whole new world of exploration, photography, and videography too. I naturally had to take it for a test run at the James River Pipeline Walkway, one of my favorite spots in Richmond. Check […]
Destination: Maymont Estate and Gardens, Richmond VA
Every photo involves an element of timing. Sometimes you get lucky with timing, sometimes you can plan it. When I heard about RVA Illuminates, and saw that a full moon was coming up, I thought I’d try combining the two from a vantage point along the Manchester Floodwall. It was a chilly evening, but a […]
Destination: James River Pipeline Walkway, Richmond VA
Our new home is in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia, a city rich in natural beauty and historical significance. But it seems Richmond’s crown jewel is the Maymont Estate and Gardens, a gorgeous combination of both nature and history. We’ve been several times and only begun to scratch the surface, so consider this merely an […]
Beside the rapids of the James River, near the heart of Richmond, is a hidden gem–the Pipeline Walkway, a catwalk under a railroad bridge. Come explore!