Category: Photography

Musings

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

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Musings

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

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Musings

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

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News

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

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Musings

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

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Photography

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

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News

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

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News

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

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