Through The Lens 94 – Colonial Williamsburg Fall Color

Another from the archives.  This is one of those luck favors the prepared kind of moments.  A couple of years ago, Dad and I took a weekend photo trip to Colonial Williamsburg.  While we were there we stumbled into a video shoot for an upcoming TV commercial, allowing us to photograph part of Duke of Gloucester Street without any non-colonial inhabitants.

Through The Lens 16 – Snow!

With a blizzard bearing down on the east coast I thought I would share one of my all time favorite snow photos.  I drove to Williamsburg the morning after a snowstorm to get this shot of the Wythe House framed by the trellis in the Wythe House gardens.  Williamsburg doesn’t get snow very often, but when it does snow, it’s worth a trip to see it.

Through The Lens 13 – Year in Review

With the first post of the new year, I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and following along. As I’m writing this, I find that I’m way behind on editing images from trips to the Cass Scenic Railroad and Great Smoky Mountains National Park from this past fall. I hope to get those wrapped up and trip reports published in the near future.

The coming year looks exciting photographically with two railroad photo charters and an airshow already on the calendar and possibly a National Park trip somewhere in there as well.

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Through The Lens 10:  Colonial Christmas

Christmas in Williamsburg is a great time to visit Virginia’s Colonial Capitol.  Interestingly the decorations we enjoy there today are a 1940’s compromise between residents and the Colonial Williamsburg foundation. The residents wanted to decorate the homes in a modern manner but the Foundation wanted to keep to strict colonial traditions meaning no decorations.  They settled on decorating using only the natural materials that would have been on hand in colonial times. While the displays we see today would have been considered wasteful three centuries ago, they’re beautiful