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 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.
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.
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.