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.


These images may be licensed and are available for fine art prints that I do myself in collaboration with you. Contact me via the "Contact me" section of the website.

White Oak Creek with Geese ©
2021
Photography

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.

Sunrise at White Oak Creek 1 ©
2021
Photography

The sun is just beginning to come over the edge of the earth.

Sunrise at White Oak Creek 2 ©
2021
Photography

This one was taken with a 10 stop neutral gray filter.

Sunrise at White Oak Creek 3 ©
2021
Photography

Also taken with a 10 stop neutral density filter. It is a little bit further along toward actual sunrise.

Sunrise, Branch, and Far Shore ©
2021
Photography

As above, a very full lake and a quiet morning allowed for an image like a mirror.

Sunrise, Branch, and Shoreline ©
2021
Photography

After weeks of rain the lake was very full and this morning very still. It was like a mirror.

Early Morning Fishing 1 ©
2021
Photography

I hiked in to a spot from which I could see the fisherman but still didn't have quite the right lens with me. Next time will be better.

Early Morning Fishing 2 ©
2021
Photography

A slightly different view from that image above but still the same concern about the lens.

Early Morning Fishing 3 ©
2021
Photography

The original fisherman has moved on and has been replaced by a couple of guys.

Peninsula and Island in Jordan Lake ©
2021
Photography

This was on the same morning as the two preceding images but obviously later in the morning. I am also looking toward the west instead of the east or the north.

Sunrise Near Route 64 Bridge 1 ©
2021
Photography

I was experimenting with various exposures and color palettes to catch the sunrise at this location.

Sunrise Near Route 64 Bridge 2 ©
2021
Photography

Again, a slightly different exposure and color palette.

Sunrise Near Route 64 Bridge 3 ©
2021
Photography

This is a very long exposure very early in the morning, hence the streaks for clouds and the blue color of the sky and clouds.

Sunrise at White Oak Creek 1 ©
2021
Photography

It was early enough in the morning and the light was dim enough that the geese flyover is a study in motion blur from flapping wings. I decided I liked it.

Sunrise at White Oak Creek with Geese 2 ©
2021
Photography

I had not expected the geese to do that particular fly over but was happy with it. It was getting light enough that the shutter speed could freeze the wing motion.

Sunrise at White Oak Creek with Geese 3 ©
2021
Photography

This image is very similar to the one above but is cropped differently.

Foggy Morning at White Oak Creek 1 ©
2021
Photography

I did this one in color and the colors are very muted as is proper on a foggy morning and with the fact that leaves had not greened in yet.

White Oak Creek with Rising Fog 1 ©
2021
Photography

This one is cropped a bit more severely than some of the others.

White Oak Creek with Rising Fog 2 ©
2021
Photography

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.

Kayakers in Fog 1 ©
2021
Photography

Given a large body of water that doesn't warm up very quickly but warm air from the North Carolina spring, you have a pretty good recipe for fog. Early one morning, I found two kayakers disappearing into the fog not too far from land.

Kayakers in Fog 2 ©
2021
Photography

I have three images of the Kayakers in the fog. They look as though they could get lost.

Kayakers in Fog 3 ©
2021
Photography

Another image of the Kayakers even further from land.

Oak Creek with Sunrise and Clearing Fog ©
2021
Photog

This is a little bit later in the morning after sunrise and it shows more of the details of the creek.

The Setting Moon at Jordan Lake ©
2021
Photography

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.

Sunrise Near Martha's Chapel Road 1 ©
2021
Photography

If I turned around and looking in the other direction from the setting moon, the rising sun created a colorful sky with shades from near violet to yellow and the reflections of a line of trees.

Sunrise Near Martha's Chapel Road 2 ©
2021
Photography

This is about the same image as 1 above. However, in this one the focus is on the red bud in the right foreground, giving a different feel and splash of color.

Old Oak in Spring 1 ©
2021
Photography

For years I have wanted to catch the colors in trees as they are just budding out. I have been very taken with the light yellow-green of the new leaves. This year, since I am not going very far, I decided to pick my tree and do the job. You can notice the birds hanging out in the upper branches toward the middle of the tree.

Old Oak in Spring 2 ©
2021
Photography

I decided to do the Oak in monochrome since that shows some of the details in a better light. I still prefer the greens in the color image. You can notice the birds flying away on the right side of the image.

Morning Fishing ©
2021
Photography

Early morning fishing from one of Jordan Lake's many piers.