Category Archives: Photography

Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon

The November full moon that appeared over the football field at Floyd County High School last Friday night. Photographed during the game on a Canon EOS-1 D-X with a 300mm f/2.8 lens and a 1.4 x telephoto adapter, which creates a 420 mm telephoto. The moon was so bright I was able to capture a…Continue Reading

Jamboree’s dancing mix

Jamboree’s dancing mix

The mix of dancers at The Friday Night Jamboree are an eclectic group that crosses generational and ethnic lines. That mixture increases in the fall when newcomers from area universities and other places discover the event and mix in with the regulars who come each and every Friday night. These two images were from September…Continue Reading

The love of music

The love of music

Music is an integral part of life in Southwestern Virginia and that life extends far beyond any particular kind of musical offering. I’ve been trying to capture that life for a decade now in print, photos and video and each attempt brings more insight and understanding of the role that love of music brings to…Continue Reading

Jammin’ on a Friday night

Jammin’ on a Friday night

Yes, the Friday Night Jamboree next door in the Country Store is the “name” event on Friday nights and the music on the streets is an attention getter once the weather warms up and the rain stay away, the the crew of regulars who gather at the Floyd Barber Shop on Friday evenings provide a…Continue Reading

From film to digital

From film to digital

My career as a photographer started at age 12 in Farmville, VA, when I sold a photo of the Ku Klux Klan meeting in the woods of Prince Edward County. That photo was taken with a Yashica Mat, a poor’s man’s Rolliflex twin-lens reflex camera that used rolls of 120mm film that allowed 12 exposures…Continue Reading

When music brings young and old together

When music brings young and old together

Young and old mixed in the Sunday Jam at the Floyd Country Store after the Veterans Day Parade when Gravel Road joined the regulars at the music session to close out the event. Such events are a unique part of the music scene in Floyd — a time when age doesn’t matter but the music…Continue Reading

The Wednesday Night Jamboree?

The Wednesday Night Jamboree?

The Floyd Country Store was hopping Wednesday night with music and dancers. A Wednesday night Jamboree? Not quite.  It was filming for the movie, Geographically Desirable, current on location in Floyd. The extras commissioned for the film learned that movie making is a time-consuming affair with multiples takes and attention to detail. Even though, many…Continue Reading

Lights, camera, action in Floyd

Lights, camera, action in Floyd

For the second year in a row, a theatrical film is being shot in Floyd. Location shooting for Geographically Desirable is underway on the streets and in places like Oddfellas and The Floyd Country Store this week. While Tueday night’s shooting at Oddfellas dealt with a couple at a table, the County Store will be…Continue Reading

Good music, good times at Wildwood Farms

Good music, good times at Wildwood Farms

Good time Saturday night enjoying the music of The Comptons from the stage of the Wildwood Farms General Store on U.S. 221 south of Floyd. Wildwood puts on a free concert every Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. where fans listen to bluegrass and gospel music  from area groups. Yes, there’s a dance floor in front…Continue Reading

Family Day in the Park

Family Day in the Park

The Floyd Town Jubilee closed out its summer season Saturday with the Family Day in the Park event that was postponed from the previous weekend because of rain. Face painting, hollering contests, games and — of course — music filled the afternoon. The weather cooperated with a sunny day along with temperatures cooler than the…Continue Reading

Pickin’ and grinnin’

Pickin’ and grinnin’

A banjo picker at a recent Friday Night Jamboree.  I should be back on a regular schedule by tomorrow after Monday’s skin cancer surgery.  Of course, I now have a six-inch scar where a three centimeter spot used to be.Continue Reading

Music

Music

Floyd County is an area awash in music and so much of it is free and easily available to the pubic.  With warmer weather arriving each day, Friday nights will features a lot of street music.  Until then, there are free jam sessions at the Country Store on Sundays and concerts in the same store…Continue Reading

Roaming the streets on a Friday night

Roaming the streets on a Friday night

Haven’t had a chance to roam the streets of Floyd on a Friday night for a long, long time. Did so this week, taking in the music at Oddfellas Cantina and the Friday Night Jamboree. Weather still a little brisk for music on the streets but it was still good on stage at the Country…Continue Reading