Monday, December 15, 2014

Gauley Bridge, WV

This is the little town where I grew up.  I actually didn't live in town but on up the Gauley River about 3 miles in a wide spot in the road called Alta, WV.  We did everything in Gauley though, school, church, friends, groceries, doctor, pharmacy, clothes, haircuts, tv repair and on and on.  It was a pretty neat town when I was a kid and probably even more so when my mom and grandmother were growing up there.

The New River and the Gauley River both end right where the bright lights are and they form the Kanawha River.

Molly and I had gone rock climbing this afternoon and we were on our way home and we stopped at the end of the "boulevard" to see if the Milky Way was visible over Gauley.  It was visible, but it was almost directly overhead and not over the town.  I went ahead and made a few photos anyway, just for s & g's.  This was also the first time I had used my Fuji xe-2 for any night sky photography.  I think it did ok.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Charleston Baptist Temple

This is from one day last week.  All we've had is cloudy weather for a while, but it makes for good black and white photography.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


A couple of our cousins from Brunswick, GA came in for Thanksgiving and we were able to take them rock climbing Tuesday. In this photo Bonnie is almost to the top of Zag, a cool 5.8 climb at the Bridge Buttress.  It was a perfect day.  Not too hot, not too cold and some of the clearest blue sky ever.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Summer Climbers

I was looking through some photos from this summer and came across this one that Molly's friend Kaliegh took.  Molly and I were taking Kaliegh rock climbing for her first time.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cold Water Divers

Firefighters Luke Adkins, Eric Tucker and Mike Lively getting ready to make some cold-water-dives in the Kanawha River Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Color

It had been a while since I went for a walk just specifically to make pictures, so while Kim was nappin', Molly and I went to Charleston and walked around town for a while.  It was perfect weather and there was still some color on a few of the trees downtown.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Angel's Arete

Kim, Molly and I had another great afternoon at the New River Gorge Monday. Molly made it to the top of Angel's Arete, a 5.10a climb.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday At The New River Gorge

Monday was a great day.  Molly and I got some rock climbing in after she got out of school.  When we finished climbing we headed over to Beauty Mountain for the sunset then to Water Stone Outdoors to get some stickers for Molly's new ('91 Dodge Dakota) truck.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday Morning Street Shots

I had a couple of things to do in Charleston Saturday morning, so while I was there I took a nice walk around downtown.