Pastoral scene near Blacksburg Virginia

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by sfoxjohn, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    This was taken along SR700 near Blacksburg, VA. The young bull in the center was laying down when I started, but when he noticed me he got up and looked very unfriendly. "Don't mess with my herd" I guess.

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    Funny, it looks very sharp in a 12x18 print, but kind of soft here.

    John
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    John,

    Great landscape scene..

    I find my prints far surpass what I see on the net alot of times.
     
  3. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thank you Gale. The scene struck me as sort of old style landscape.

    John
     
  4. I like the inclusion of the branch on the right. Nice touch. Great shot!
     
  5. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Simply Beautiful !!!!!!!

    Thanks for posting.


    Regards

    RFC
     
  6. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    Beautiful shot. Looks like an area I would love to visit sometime. Having the cows in the photo really makes it great.
     
  7. Nice shot love the framing with the branch to the right there
     
  8. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thanks Kevin, Robert, Terri, and Mike.

    Terri, if the cows hadn't been there it's possible I might not have even stopped. It was one of those times that you know at first sight what picture you want. You know, where it sort of jumps out at you as you come up on it.

    John
     
  9. Great shot John. Hope you enjoyed your visit to our fair state. Give a shout on the next go around.
     
  10. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Very interesting composition John, the branches to the right actually work very well.
     
  11. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thanks Dave and Anand.

    Dave, we not at the fair. We had spent a couple days with friends at the Mountain View Hotel(I think that was the name- maybe Mountain Lake) and this scene was on the road down from there.

    John
     
  12. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thanks Dave and Anand.

    Dave, we were not at the fair. We had spent a couple days with friends at the Mountain View Hotel(I think that was the name- maybe Mountain Lake) and this scene was on the road down from there.

    John
     
  13. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Wow!! It must be getting late. Sorry about the double post; I tried to stop the first but I guess it didn't work.

    In addition I'm sorry I misread your post Dave. You said fair state and my mind read state fair. Think I better go to bed now.

    John
     
  14. Very nice shot John. Since I live in Blacksburg, I recognized the spot immediately. Yes, that is the overlook coming down the mountain from Mountain Lake Hotel (where the movie "Dirty Dancing" was made).

    I've stopped at that spot many times. Usually at this time of year the haze is so bad it's not worth a picture, but you had a good day.

    Come back in October!
     
  15. Very nice, looks so calm and peaceful! :)
     
  16. Beautiful pastoral scene. Makes one want to kick back, put up your feet and enjoy.
     
  17. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    John,

    Now that is more my kind of scene. I've been past Blacksburg once, many years ago, but never stopped in. I did go up to Abingdon a number of times though to participate in AMA National Enduros. In fact I won my 'A' rider card there in 1977. :roll:

    This shot brings back some good memories. :wink:
     
  18. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Thank you PA,Vinod, Gordon, and Frank.

    Frank, I like your new avatar. It's good to see actual faces.

    PA, Yes, that's the place - Dirty Dancing although we didn't see any. Ha! Before we left you had made some suggestions for good sites in the area, but being with another couple kept us at the resort.

    We are tentatively planning to visit the same friends in Roanoke this October, and this area is so close I'm sure we can return.

    My wife is from Charlottesville and I went to grad school at UVA, so this trip probably covered the last unseen part of VA for us.

    John
     
  19. John i really like your composition, the branches in the front give some depth and the way the picture is divided in third horizontally, the first part with the cows, the second part from the depression in the terrain including the distant mountain and finally the clouds that make the last third.
     
  20. Mountain Lake Hotel

    Couldn't resist posting a pictures of the hotel itself from when I was last there a few weeks ago:

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