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Local photographer showcases beauty of the Piedmont

This photo from local photographer, Andrew Morgan, was taken in downtown Culpeper. “I took this photograph at sunset behind the County Farm Service.  If you follow the tracks down, the train depot is in the lower left corner.  I used an 18-200mm lens(set at 18mm), a Nikon D300, aperture priority set to f/7.1 ISO 200.  I processed the photo using Nikon software and Photoshop CS6.”

Keep an eye open for more of Andrew’s beautiful photos of the Piedmont region, posted here each week.

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area. For more information visit his website: anm76.com

 

White Oak trail

 

 

Andrew Morgan took both photos on an early morning hike up White Oak trail this winter. “I took these pictures around 7 a.m. one winter morning at the upper falls at White Oak, Shenandoah National Park.  Both pictures are from a 5 shot panorama stitched together in Photoshop,” he explains.

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area.

For more information visit his website: anm76.com

 

Andrew Morgan in Sperryville

Local photographer, Andrew Morgan took this breathtaking photo outside Sperryville a few weeks ago. Keep following for more photos from the Piedmont Region.

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area.

For more information, visit his website: anm76.com

The Piedmont Virginian’s Photo Contest 2012

It’s time for our third annual Photo Contest!

©Doug Lees

We are very excited about this years photo contest and can’t wait to see all of your beautiful photos.

From people, places, and ways of life, Virginia’s Piedmont is a place like no other, and each of us has our own special view of it. We want to see your view of the Piedmont. Whether it be an image of Old Rag at dusk, a local farmer’s market or event, a portrait of your favorite Piedmont pet or person, or your very own backyard covered in winter’s first snow- send us your photos!

One grand-prize winner will be chosen from each of the five categories. Each grand prize winner will receive one $100 gift certificate to McClanahan’s Camera, to be used instore or online.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ENTERED BY December 3, 2012.

Three top submissions will be chosen for each category and will be printed in our winter issue.
Voting is open to the public and our fans, and will take place on our website, www.piedmontvirginian.com, beginning January 31st.

Categories are:

• Animals/Wildlife
• Arts/Music
• Nature/Landscapes
• Sporting/Equine
• MISC (people, community events)

Please contact piedmontvirginainphoto@gmail.com with any questions.

SUBMISSION GUIDLINES

  • Please submit your high resolution photos to our online Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/thepvphotocontest2/
  • If you are not submitting through Flickr, please submit photo(s) by email or through snail mail to address below.
  • Photos should be taken within the northern Piedmont region of Virginia.
  • Please remember to tag your flickr photo submission with the proper tag and category (view tag information belwo and on our Flickr website).
  • Please also include photographer name, location photo was taken, a name or short caption for the photo, and phone and email address with submissions

**YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT COUNT IF YOU DO NOT TAG EACH PHOTO!!!**

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAG YOUR PHOTO WITH THE CATEGORY YOU ARE SUBMITTING IT IN.

“Animals/Wildlife2012”
“Arts/Music2012”
“Nature/Landscapes2012”
“Sporting/Equine2012”
“MISC2012”

PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHER NAME, LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN DESCRIPTION OR TITLE OF PHOTO.

Please contact piedmontvirginianphoto@gmail.com with any questions.

“Fractured”

On a cold spring morning in early March,  while traversing through my woods I stumbled upon this scene. The sun hit the water just right to bring out this complex, beautiful reflected image. The photo was included in my last batch of shots to complete my senior show. As I kept photographing over several months, my images became more complex. This is my most complex image yet and my favorite. “Fractured” illustrates the whole concept of my show: to make people notice the unseen complexity of nature and how important it is to preserve it.

This photo concludes my senior art show photographs taken in the Piedmont region. Watch for more of my photographs coming soon.

 

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Cassandra Brown is a local photographer who, over the past few weeks, as posted samples of her photography from her recent senior art show thesis exhibit at Bridgewater College. The exhibit ran from April 30 to May 12, 2012. Cassandra was inspired to focus on the reflections of trees in rivers and creeks around the Harrisonburg and Piedmont area. To see her introductory blog post, click here.
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