A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

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US Rte 60 Waterfall

This roadside waterfall along US Rte 60 near Glen Ferris, WV, normally runs at a trickle, but I was lucky enough to catch it at a higher flow recently after persistent rain.

As far as I know this waterfall does not have a name, but if anyone local knows differently I’d be happy to hear from you.

US 60 near Glen Ferris, Fayette County, WV

US 60 near Glen Ferris, Fayette County, WV



No one will ever confuse me with a wildlife photographer, but I did want to share this image of a newborn fawn I came across recently while hiking.  It laid there perfectly still trying its best to remain unseen as I snapped off photos.

Jackson County, WV

Jackson County, WV


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

Dolly Sods 4

Another installment in the series, taken this past October in the Bear Rocks area of Dolly Sods, WV.

Through the years I’ve taken enough photographs that I would consider myself reasonably competent in terms of technique, but alas mistakes still do occur!  In this case I made the cardinal error of using a polarizer in a wide angle shot, which is evident in the color gradient across the sky.    

Tucker County, WV

Elklick Run

A small mountain stream in Tucker County, WV. 

My waterfall photography had been thwarted on this day by persistently sunny skies, but finally I caught a break as a few clouds rolled in and allowed me to make this image.

Tucker County, WV

Laurel Creek #2

Another shot of Laurel Creek in Fayette County, WV, from a few weeks ago.  This stream is part of the New River Gorge National River.

Fayette County, WV

Autumn Leaner

This is an image from this past fall that I recently rediscovered and processed.  I had been on the fence in regard to the image when I first made it, but after the passage of some time I’m falling more on the side of “hey, I like it!”. 

So, here it is, in all it pixelly glory, retrieved from the digital scrapheap and thrust into the faces of millions on the worldwide web.  (Well, okay, perhaps more accurately thrust into the faces of close family and a couple friends.)

Randolph County, WV

Morris Creek Falls

This small waterfall is located along the Left Fork of Morris Creek in Kanawha County, West Virginia.  Although there are dozens, if not hundreds, of waterfalls to be found in the mountainous eastern third of the state, there are precious few in the western foothills where this one is located.

Kanawha County, WV

Sunlit Treetops

Late evening sun lights treetops on a hillside near Orlando in Braxton County, West Virginia.

Braxton County, WV

Glady Creek Rocks

This image was made along Glady Creek in Valley Falls State Park, Marion County, West Virginia. 

Glady Creek is a scenic little stream that was apparently receiving significant discharge from a small lake situated a mile or so upstream, turning what I expected to be a drought-stricken trickle into a springlike torrent.  Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Valley Falls State Park, WV