Small shanty with lots of “stuff” on a well-tended property in Clay County, WV.
As far as taking photos goes, early Sunday morning has recently been my time to shine, or not shine, as the case may be. I’ve fallen into the pleasant habit of rising very early on Sunday morning and striking off into the unknown north of my home near Charleston, WV. Travel 15 miles north of the city and you enter a different world, a place where the quintessential embodiment of Appalachia still very much exists. It is a lure that I, for some reason, find hard to resist.
On this day I returned to a scene I spent some time with this past Sunday. It’s a spot that I like, and I feel that a reasonably compelling photograph can be made there if I could only piece together the elements of the scene in just the right way. I came away with a better effort today, but I’m still not entirely sure this is exactly what I’m looking for.
So, just like pre-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, “I’ll be bahhck!”.
Third image from a short trip through the West Virginia countryside early this past Sunday morning, location was along Poca Road in Roane County, WV.
Score another one for Mother Nature.
And the sign said….
I have been oddly compelled to shoot signs over the past year or so. I’m apparently subconsciously conducting a photo study of some sort, or at least it was subconscious until I started thinking and typing about it. So signs it is. And abandoned houses, mustn’t forget about those either. Perhaps I’ll someday find a sign on an abandoned house and finally reach my photographic nirvana.
I’m always on the lookout for signs that are contradictory and/or ironic, so it was a delight to come across this one today in Jackson County, WV. I feel that one key word was omitted from the bottom of the sign……ANYMORE.
Montani Semper Liberi!