Posts Tagged ‘documentary photography’

Running into 2014 at Tanglewood’s “Running of the Lights”

Abby Verchick of Pinehurst finishes 19th out of over 1,100 entrants  in Forsyth County’s  (NC) Tanglewood Park’s Festival of Lights,  one of the largest and most spectacular light shows in the entire southeastern United States.  This running event which begins  at midnite on New Year’s Eve takes contestants through three of almost four miles of continuous […]


Quality of life experience …

  I subscribe to the Forsyth County (NC) Audubon daily newsletter and was intrigued by a notice yesterday of a group gathering event at Northwest Middle School in Winston-Salem (NC) to witness chimney swifts going to bed.  I had seen this before, after all we have them in our chimney and there are always a […]


Pole vaulting down Winston-Salem’s main street …

Tim Sullivan is a sports entrepreneur, a consummate advocate for the esoteric culture of pole vaulters and high jumpers. He is also a coach who has a penchant for attracting potential  All-Americans to his quiver.  Tim is in his first season at Wake Forest University having  arrived with a distinguished coaching history at West Virginia […]


Sharon Roggenbuck …throwing cartwheels and winning triathlons at 74

Sharon Roggenbuck's famous cartwheel move on her way to the 2012 Lake Logan International Triathlon.

  Sharon started running when she was 40; an activity which came easy to her. Her only pre-athletic activity was equestrian. She won her age group in her first race, a 10K. She was hooked and became a marathon veteran and responded to the triathlon variation when they were becoming popular in the early ’80’s. For […]


Ron Morris … ornithologist generous with time and knowledge

Ron Morris retired in 2006 after 32 years as a zoo curator, the last 24 years at the NC Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC.  He has led eco-safaris to many countries and traveled extensively in Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the US, and Caribbean.  Ron is past-president of  Audubon Society of Forsyth County. He co-authors the Winston-Salem Journal column […]


Biblical rebirth! … a tent revival … a new moon … and Mt. Pisgah

Situated in the Bethel Community of Haywood County, NC   the cemetery of the Bethel United Methodist Church blankets a promontory overlooking the watershed of the upper Pigeon River valley.  The graves date from the period of the Civil War to the present day.  The fertile valley below embraces tomato and hay fields, and a budding of […]


Ghost runner …

From a recent photography project at JDL Castle Indoor Track and Field in Winston-Salem, NC …. This photograph is taken with a “rear-synch” exposure technique …  time exposure in which the flash fires at the end of the camera shutter having been open for 1/4 seconds.


Lipstick … a perfect shade match

  I recently attended a workshop in Hendersonville, NC and strolled this town’s beautiful main street during my lunch hour.  My time allowance was gracious enough for window shopping, which I almost never do.  As I walked by the front window of  Mike’s on Main Sandwich and Soda Shop, what caught my eye was this […]


Heady nurseryman “Joe’s Landscaping” …

  Joe Marion’s  (a.k.a. “Joe”)  dad gave him a cow to bring to Winston-Salem to sell when he was a boy, but Joe never made it back to Surry County … with the cow or the money.  He has been in Winston-Salem ever since.  Joe realized his calling was to be a landscaper / nurseryman.  For […]


Easter Sunrise … God’s Acre … Old Salem

Since 1772, the traditional Moravian Easter Sunrise Service has been held annually and draws several thousand people to the Salem Square and God’s Acre in the restored Moravian community of Old Salem, NC. ISO 400. 1/50 sec @ f/20


“Blue Ridge Parkway Saviors” finalist in Appalachian Mountain Photo Competition

I was honored by having my work chosen as a finalist in the Appalachian Mountain Photo Competition, category: mountain culture.  Online voting for the People’s Choice Award runs through May 17.  The photography exhibit is on display at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts on the Appalachian State University campus in Boone, NC. “Blue Ridge Parkway Saviors” headlines and […]


One of our own … Randy Shields

    Randy Shields, a nationally ranked bicycle rider from Winston-Salem (NC) has joyfully spent most of his adult life on a bicycle. This photograph was taken in 2011 at a regional cyclo-cross race at Bur-Mill Park in Greensboro (NC). In 2013, he took second place for his age group in the United States UCI […]


Dr. Harley Jolley …”Mr. Blue Ridge Parkway”

At the age of 92, one may accumulate many credentials … all of which are true. Seasonal ranger and historian for the Blue Ridge Parkway as a young man… Veteran of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), even as a younger man… Veteran of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor…. Distinguished retired Professor of History at Mars Hill […]


Tell the Lord to call me on my cell phone ….

I recently completed a shoot at a soup kitchen in Waynesville, NC.  I was amazed at how many of the guests had and were actively using cell phones.  On a recent trip to Atlanta, my wife and I were panhandled on the way to the local Einstein  Bagelry at Woodruff Park on south Peachtree Street. […]


Perfect Place

  K.B Medford framed by the West Fork metal truss bridge on the race course of the Lake Logan International Triathlon.


Running of the lights, a marriage proposal, and three wise men

    The fifth annual Running of the Lights at Forsyth County’s (NC) Tanglewood Park.  This event occurs every year on New Years Eve.  The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina was the event charity.


Waiting for milking time …

  Each autumn, the Dixie Classic Fair returns to Winston-Salem (NC);  2012 was it’s 130th year.  The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882. There are competitions for everything imaginable, one of the longest standing is the Dairy Cattle competition populated by young competitors who spend a year grooming their […]


A High-5 for Danny Dreyer

The inaugural Asheville (NC) Marathon is making history by having the association of a nationally recognized running coach, ultra marathoner, and  entrepreneur as its official training coach, Danny Dreyer.  Danny with his wife, Katherine, founded the instructional running curriculum, Chi Running, now based in Asheville.  Worldwide testimonies impresses one that Chi Running and Walking can be a life game […]


An unfortunate common occurrence ….

  An unfortunate couple who lost both of their mattresses off of the roof of the parked car in front of the visible truck — on westbound I-40 Business in Winston-Salem, NC.


Two national parks, a night sky, “The Soul Tree”, and the poet laureate of the Blue Ridge Parkway …

I receive personal pleasure by creating occasions which bring constellations of memories and relationships into view at one time. An intent  on a recent clear evening around 11:00 pm was to execute a test exposure for a motion time-lapse project that I will be doing for Grandfather Mountain this winter.  I chose the Waterrock Knob Overlook on the […]


I was fortunate …

Doucmentrat Summit - Raleigh North Carolina

I was fortunate to have attended the “Documentary Summit” in Raleigh this past weekend with seminars led by experts in the documentary arts.   The experience will help me do a better job of celebrating others.  The workshop sponsored by Trailblazers Studios  offered a unique opportunity to connect, share, learn and collaborate.   This is the scene that I encountered after returning from […]


Pilot Mountain burns out of control …

Pilot Mountain burns out of control

  For what began as a “controlled burn” two days ago is now categorized as “uncontrolled” and “uncontained.”


Hurry-up already!

GatorAid station during the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon

  Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon


27,848 feet waiting for the trigger …

The annual Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon, which winds through the many parks and neighborhoods in downtown Savannah (GA), begins with the pull of a trigger and the rise of the sun.  The start is not all at once, but in waves of a thousand at 45 second intervals.  The number of participants were half the number of feet.