Through The Lens 124 – Governor’s Palace Spring

Governor's Palace Gardens Spring

One from the archives.  This one was taken on a rare spring trip to Colonial Williamsburg.  I need to get down there in the spring again to photograph more of the gardens in full bloom.  Maybe next year.

Through The Lens 122 – Thomas Jefferson

I’m still chipping away at the photos from the New Year’s trip to Williamsburg and thought I’d share this one of Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson.  Mr. Barker has been portraying Thomas Jefferson for many years.  I’m always impressed with his ability to respond to any question or situation in character.  If you visit Colonial Williamsburg, make sure to find him on the schedule and make a point to see one of his public audiences.  You won’t regret it.

Trip Report – Williamsburg

Over New Year’s weekend I traveled to Williamsburg for what has become a nearly annual photography trip with my Dad to see the Christmas Decorations in the Colonial Area. While I did take some exterior photos in the Historic Area (when the light is as nice as it was for Friday’s post, you have to make some photos), my focus was on the historic trades.

The Weaver:

Colorful Threads in the Weaver’s Shop:

The Joiner:

Spring Pole Lathe in the Joiner Shop:

The Tinsmith:

The Shoemaker:

Through The Lens 105 – Williamsburg Christmas Decorations

We’ll stick with the Williamsburg Christmas decorations this week.  While many of the decorations are elaborate, using a wide range of materials, some of my favorites like the one in the photo above are the simpler ones.

Through The Lens 104 – Colonial Williamsburg Christmas

Another from the archives.  A few years ago, a snow storm hit Williamsburg in late December.  It was after Christmas but before they take the decorations down in January.  It was an easy decision to make the four hour drive in the snow for this photography opportunity.

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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