Mar 30, 2009

Wedding Anniversary 03/01/09

The Magic Still Continues...


Mar 23, 2009

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain is a ski resort located in Snowshoe, West Virginia, in the Allegheny Mountains. The resort is located in the bowl shaped convergence of two mountains, Cheat and Back Allegheny, at the head of the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet (1,478 m).
The Village at Snowshoe is located at the summit of the mountain, rather than at its base. While Snowshoe is still best known for its winter activities, today the resort has extensive mountain biking, trails, a popular golf course, wedding and convention areas, and a number of summer outdoor activities. The resort comprises the Snowshoe and Silver Creek ski areas. About 480,000 skiers visit the resort each year, primarily from West Virginia and the larger cities of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Snowshoe Mountain
Pocahontas County,West Virginia
Top elevation:
4,848 feet (1,478 m)
Base elevation:
3,348 feet (1,020 m)
Skiable area:
244 acres (0.99 km2)
Lift system: 14 chairlifts
180 inches (460 cm) per year

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Mar 16, 2009


Empry Bowls Dinner
Friday, 13th March 2009, Virginia Wesleyan College
Organized by

Ceramic Designers Association

Pottery wheel presentation by VWC Art Proffesor, Philip Guilfoyle.

The bowl room holds dozens of tables topped with hundreds of bowls.

The first group was let into the room.

It was a treasure hunt with people grabbing a bowl, changing for another one then replacing it with one that they like better and so forth ...

...until they made their final decision.

After the quests selected their bowls, food was served by CDA memers Judy and Bill Nelligar .

There was live musical entertainment during dinner.

Silet auction - Guests bid on artwork donated by local artist.

More photos

The Ceramic Designers Association raised aprox. $17,000.

Mar 9, 2009

Silhouette Photography

I love silhouette photography.
I use this technique of photographing people, usually couple’s moment on the beach, objects or landscape elements against the light, to achieve an image in silhouette. The light might be natural, such as sunrise, sunset or an open doorway, or it might be contrived in a studio.

I choose to take my silhouette photos when the sun is right above the horizon, usually at sunset. I always use a narrow aperture (high f/stop) so the camera captures the whole scene in focus. It takes practice and experimentation, to capture a truly spectacular silhouette photo. Silhouette photographers must have great timing and perfect exposure settings.
Please take a look.