Photographer’s Notebook: North Carolina, Day 1

Dry Falls near Highlands, North Carolina. This site is crawling with tourists during the day but by going very early in the morning I had the place to myself, and the light was much better as well. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

Dry Falls near Highlands, North Carolina. This site is crawling with tourists during the day but by going very early in the morning I had the place to myself, and the light was much better as well. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

I’m photographing in western North Carolina this week, one of my favorite places in the U.S. It’s familiar to me from years of backpacking and camping in this region. This isn’t a place of continual grand vistas; it’s much softer and more understated than that. As some of the oldest mountains in this hemisphere, these are quiet, intimate rocks.

One of my earliest photographic influences was Eliot Porter, whose beautiful book of Appalachian photographs is still one of my favorites. It could have all been shot within 20 miles of where I’m located now.

I’m shooting every day and when I get lucky enough to get something I like, I plan to post it up to the site.

A different perspective on Dry Falls shot later in the day. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

A different perspective on Dry Falls shot later in the day. (Copyright 2011 / Andrew Boyd)

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4 Comments on "Photographer’s Notebook: North Carolina, Day 1"

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  1. Great play with time value. Nice photos!

  2. Forest says:

    I noticed that you posted this today and thought that was awesome because I happen to live in western NC! As I’m sure you’re hunting around on the Blue Ridge Parkway for some good shots, be sure to check out Stone Mountain park in Roaring Gap, NC. Happy shooting 🙂

  3. Thanks Forest! This is going to be a great week of shooting, I can tell. Thanks for the recommendation as well!

  4. Thanks. I find the shutter variables are really intriguing: never any one answer there that always works…

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