Growing up in North Carolina, I have traveled to many cities, hiked a few trails, and have become desensitized to what beauty exists in this state. Five years ago if you had showed me a picture of a Cypress Swamp, I would have assumed it came out of Florida, or a country far away from … More Southern Pines Explored
I have driven all over the US, and especially all over North Carolina. My hundreds of thousands of miles have been spent driving but also looking for new and exciting photographic opportunities. One of the things I look for a lot throughout this is animals…cows, horses, wild animals etc. Out of all of my driving … More Photographing Scottish Highland Cattle
So last weekend I made my way up to West Jefferson NC, a small mountain town Northeast of Boone. One of the highlights of this city is Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, a park with trails and overlooks. I have seen Mt Jefferson from afar, but I decided it was finally time to see the … More Mt Jefferson Natural Area
My last post talked about how I have been trying to explore the terrain of my local area, instead of just traveling a distance for obvious pretty places. I have been keeping this up, and in the last week I have been to a number of new places that I found through the use of … More Exploring my local area
I recently completed putting together a video from my past work combined with me talking about the beauty of nature! This was submitted for NPR’s ‘This I Believe’ but I wanted to go ahead and throw it on my blog. Check it out and let me know what you think!
This year for me has been the search of beautiful places. I love hiking and traveling, but this year I decided to go to as many new places as possible, which ended up with me seeing about 50+ parks across NC and VA. During this, I have found many amazing areas, from swamps near the … More Blue Ridge Parkway timelapse
What an interesting night last night! I had a 18 hour break from work and so my friend Brad and I decided to head to Linville Gorge for some hiking, camping, and maybe some storm chasing. We started out the trip by trying to figure out where to camp. This was a new area of … More Thunderstorms & Hiking
Being a person with my head in the sky, I am always looking for new perspectives of clouds….especially when it comes to storms. I received the perfect opportunity to do so the other day (6/26/13) when a strong line of thunderstorms came sweeping through Asheboro near my campus. I drove around looking for a perspective … More Storm Panorama