Spring Color in Virginia

April 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Happy Springtime!

I've been out and about enjoying some nice spring weather on a few walks and hikes so far this spring.  One of my favorite things to see is the blooming of the Duchman's Breeches along the new river trail.  Small white buds cast a bit of a carpet on the forest floor.

New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. My closest focusing lens is the Nikon 20mm 1.8G.  I really do love what this lens lets me do!  Along with taking wide angle landscapes and night photos, the close focusing really lets me fill the frame with small flowers(plus the D750's tilt screen keeps me from getting too dirty by letting me shoot without laying down:)

New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia.

New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. Near this section of the trail is the Foster Falls State Park area.  There are some nice flowering trees there in the spring.  I made a little time to go down there early one morning.

New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. Leaving Foster Falls, I noticed some really nice light and ominous clouds while driving by the cemetery in the area.  There are many old gravestones.  There are some composition limitations here with overhead power lines and other items that can distract from a photo, so all of these are composed similarly. 

New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. Finishing this post are a couple photos of flowers along the New River.  The image on the bottom is Bloodroot, which is really beautiful, the top one I am not sure.   New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. New River Trail State ParkNew River Trail State ParkImages of the New River and New River Trail State park in southwest Virginia. Thanks for looking!

 


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