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November 4th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Nathan Woodruff

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Nathan Woodruff
  Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Johnathon Run Falls” by Nathan Woodruff. “It was just about to pour down the rain when I took this. I’m glad I stuck around when everyone else decided to leave,” he said of his trip to Babcock State Park in West Virginia. Settings: 32mm, f/25, 45 sec., ISO …
January 7th, 2015

Autumn Sunsets Assignment Winner Kevin King

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Last Light at Lindy' by Kevin King
Congrats to Kevin King for winning the Autumn Sunsets Assignment! “Lindy Point overlook at the Blackwater Falls State Park, WV, is well known as a good location for sunset shots. I had visited this spot on several previous occasions and had always been skunked with clear skies and poor light. When I pulled up to …
June 7th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Frank Ceravalo

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Frank Ceravalo Wind Blown
Frank Ceravalo submitted this photo to the new Cloudy Days Assignment which is open until June 11th. In the rainy, overcast conditions, strong, evocative photos can be made. Here, the soft light and foggy atmosphere gave Ceravalo a perfect opportunity.
October 28th, 2012

The Beauty of Backlight

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
(© Joseph Rossbach) Back Light is one of my favorite lighting conditions to work under. Over the past couple of months I have been chasing the fall colors from the Tetons to West Virginia, leading several workshops along the way. The color this year was excellent and I was given the opportunity to work with …
February 18th, 2012

New eBook: West Virginia: Adventures in Light

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
I am excited to announce my fourth eBook, West Virginia: Adventures in Light. West Virginia holds a secret! Its mountains offer up some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. From the rugged and windswept plateau of Dolly Sods to the roaring waterfalls of Blackwater Falls State Park, the Appalachian and Allegheny chain …
January 10th, 2012

Behind the Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Last spring I had the chance to visit a little known waterfall in West Virginia. I have been down to this location twice before, but the conditions were never right and thus I was unsuccessful in capturing a compelling shot. This waterfall and a series of several others are in Blackwater Falls State Park in …
June 2nd, 2011

Raging Elakala Falls

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
The water levels this past week in West Virginia the highest I have experience in the spring. I took advantage of this and found some new perspectives on often photographed locations like this B&W image of Elakala Falls in Blackwater Falls State Park. The light was dreary and the water was so stained with yellow …
May 31st, 2011

Valley of the Three Kings

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
I just returned home from two weeks of shooting spring and leading workshops in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia near Canaan Valley. The conditions this year were some of the best I have experienced in almost five years! The foliage was fresh and green,  the water flowing and the light at times was nothing …
May 24th, 2011

Notes from the field: West Virginia Spring

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Notes from the filed this week features a new image from West Virginia. I have been shooting the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virgina for over twelve years now and the area never disappoints, especially in the spring. The mountains around Canaan Valley abound with tons of waterfalls and countless cascades and in the spring …
March 9th, 2011

Mud Season

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Raging Blackwater Falls, Blackwater Falls SP, West Virginia
It’s that time of the year in between winter and spring, otherwise know as mud season. On some days it still feels like winter has a firm grip, but on others you can feel that spring is fast approaching. Most of the snow in the Appalachian Mountains is quickly beginning to melt. I recently visited …