A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

West Vir(g)inia

This building is rather cryptically named, simply, West Virginia.  And although it is indeed situated in the Mountain State, there is no other signage present to indicate what purpose it may serve.  Yet another unsolved mystery here in the fair hills of WV.

And no, I did not find the missing ‘G’ anywhere.

US 119 in Walton, Roane County, WV


5 responses

  1. Aside from being a first-rate photo, your lens has very little spherical abberation! What sort of glass is it?

    August 25, 2011 at 5:29 am

    • Hey HoaiPhai, I actually cheated and did some lens distortion correction work on this image in Photoshop Lightroom. Usually you can get by with some distortion, but with lots of straight lines as in this shot it sure looks better if you can get everything nice and level. The photograph was made with a Zuiko 14-42 (Olympus Four Thirds system).

      August 25, 2011 at 8:12 am

      • It’s not cheating if you can tease the image from your mind out of your camera. Olympus, eh? I used to have an OM-1 until it was stolen. Loved that camera and the optics!

        August 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

  2. elmediat

    Well done composition. This could be a set-up for a country song, ‘ Goin’ to photagraph Yah in West Vir’inia “. I know, needs work.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    • I think country music was specifically created to describe the state of West Virginia, so for sure there has to be a song for this particular building…

      August 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

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