A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia


Beating the Heat

Had a nice view of the Atlantic from the rear balcony of our vacation condo in Myrtle Beach, SC, but found the view from our side balcony interesting as well.  This image was made looking straight down from the 6th floor.

Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC




A lone leaf lying on a wood plank footbridge in Coonskin Park, Kanawha County, WV.  I was attracted to this mini-scene by the puddle of dampness surrounding the fallen leaf.

Coonskin Park, Kanawha County, WV

Coonskin Park, Kanawha County, WV

Blackwater Canyon

Wow, quite a while between posts!  Hope to start getting out to photograph some new material soon, but meanwhile I still have some things I can trot out from this past fall.

This image of Blackwater Canyon was made from the Pendleton Point Overlook in Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County, WV.

Tucker County, WV

Tucker County, WV

Clio School

An abandoned schoolhouse way back in the hills of West Virginia.  It would appear that memories are pretty much all that remain.

Clio, Roane County, WV

Rock of Ages

Advice found along a country road in Clay County, WV.

I normally would not be able to tolerate the blown-out white sky, but since this image is about the signage instead of scenery it didn’t bother me so much.

Ivydale, Clay County, WV

Parked 3

A group of vehicle in long term parking along the Elk River, Clay County, WV.

Elkhurst Rd, Clay County, WV

Color Coordinated

I have no idea if the colors of the truck and building are matching by plan or by happenstance, but either way the coordination is nearly seamless.

Clay County, WV


In this age of personal cell phones it seems that pay phones are being slowly phased out of existence.  This particular pay phone adorns the outside of an abandoned convenience store, but the presence of a soda bottle and a cigarette package made me think that if you picked it up you just might get a dial tone.

Clay County, WV

Frosty Barn

A frost covered barn photographed on a very cold October morning in Tucker County, WV.

Dryfork, Tucker County, WV

Appalachian Design Studio

Photographed beside a Go Mart in Elkins, WV.

Elkins, Randolph County, WV