Month: July 2012

Blue Ridge Mountains

I’ve been slowly migrating my old raw photos from Aperture to Lightroom. I’m using Lightroom for the processing and storage of the raw files and then the “finished” photo gets imported back into Aperture. I love Lightroom’s editing capabilities but I’m just not thrilled with its photo management. So I’ll continue to use Aperture for the management of my finished photos as well as adding keywords, ratings, etc.

These photos were shot back in 2006 on my way back home from a Virginia Tech football game. I stopped at one of the scenic areas on Interstate 64 between Waynesboro and Charlottesville.

Virginia Mountains


Virginia Mountains


Fall Foliage

Sun breaking through the clouds

Sun through the clouds


Farm in Virginia mountains

Carova Beach 4th of July

We spent the 4th of July on Carova Beach, NC. Carova Beach is at the north end of the Outer Banks just below the Virginia and North Carolina border. However, it takes us two hours to get there from Chesapeake because we have to drive an hour to reach the Outer Banks and then turn north back to Virginia. The road ends in Corolla and from that point on, you ride on the beach all the way to Carova Beach. But it is worth it. It’s beautiful. There is little traffic. It is famous for it’s wild horses.

Some high school friends of mine settled in Carova Beach 20 years ago when, as he likes to say it, “Went surfing and never came back”. They started a parade on the beach a couple of years ago. It’s a lot of fun. Here are some pictures of it:

Larry and his son surfing

Carova Beach

Carova Beach parade



Barbie Jeep