The Landscape of the Triangle Area of North Carolina
The Triangle Area landscape is my adopted landscape. I have been living in North Carolina now for about 3 years. While I have always been interested in landscape work because I love to be outdoors and in nature, the pandemic has kept me more localized that has been usual in the past. The question was, then, why not take advantage of necessity and put up all the landscapes done within about 50 miles of my home. This is their gallery.
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This image from Jordan Lake was awarded Best in Show at Cary Photographic Artists' 16th Annual Fall Juried Show, October 27, 2023. Judging is done on printed, mounted, and framed images rather than simply digital images, so the judges see the actual final product. The link to the CPA website where this image is found is as follows: https://www.caryphotographicartists.org/cpa-annual-open-print-exhibit-2023
After weeks of rain the lake was very full and this morning very still. It was like a mirror. This is the near shore, unlike the far shore above. This image was a Nominee in the International Color Awards competition for 2022.
In its monochrome version, it was a winner in the Amateur Nature Category of the Black and White Spider Awards for 2023 and was published in the 2023 Amateur Winner's Book at the following link:
It was a crystal clear night, which for this summer and early fall was amazing. Unfortunately, Jordan Lake and the boat ramp are not dark enough to be ideal. This is my best capture for the evening. In addition to the Milky Way, note the meteorite in the upper left quadrant. There is night fishing at the end of the boat ramp, hence the figures and lights there.
This image is of Farrington Point Boat Ramp. It is one of several studies that I did of the ramp with neutral density filters. This one was juried into the Second Annual Online Digital Show of Cary Photographic Artists. The link is: https://www.caryphotographicartists.org/cpa-2nd-annual-digital-2022?itemId=extwzz339eqwct8sx5wdl3wrum7x0k
This image, taken from Route 751, was juried into The Magic of Light competition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. It will be shown on their online gallery. The link to the online gallery image is https://photoplacegallery.com/online-juried-shows/the-magic-of-light-2/gallery/online-gallery#lg=online-gallery&slide=22. White Oak Creek is on of the many creeks that feed into Jordan Lake but it is one of the largest and most prominent and extends well into the communities around it with its marshlands.
This is the earthen dam that blocked the flow of the Haw River and flooded the valleys that gave rise to Jordan Lake. There are old villages buried beneath the waters, such as Pea Ridge. While this is the major reservoir in the area, my understanding is that it is pretty polluted from agricultural and subdivision runoff. Sad. So, on the left is the lake; on the right is the outflow which reconstitutes the Haw River on its way to the sea. The blocky structure on the left is some kind of outflow control. There is a road on top the dam but it only goes to the other end of the dam. It is not a thoroughfare.
No neutral density filter here or the geese would be blurred badly.
This image was selected as the Photograph of the Month (POM) for May 2021 by a vote of the members of the Capital City Camera Club. In the annual competition for POM in 2021, this image took second place.
As above, a very full lake and a quiet morning allowed for an image like a mirror. This is the far shore. See below for the near shore. This image was juried into the Cary Photographic Artists' 14th Annual Juried Show, November 12-December 17, 2021.
Oak Creek is a boggy area that empties into Jordan Lake. On this morning, the same morning as the kayakers above, the fog was lifting. There is a nest on the tall, bare post near the middle of the image. It is a raptor nest and there is a raptor in it sitting on eggs but the bird is very hard to make out at this distance.
I have been working on sunrise images at Jordan Lake which is a large, very large, manmade lake in the Triangle that serves as its reservoir. This particular morning when I went out, there was a full moon and as the sun was coming up, the moon was setting. In the image we are looking West.