Saturday, July 12, 2014

Draw, Mister

We went to the Virginia State Championships for the Cowboy Fast Draw Association on Friday ...

Some of the very nicest and most welcoming people I have ever encountered.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

When Miss Virginia Comes to Call

Once upon a time, while covering the Miss Virginia pageant -- it's held every year in Roanoke, choosing Virginia's contestant to go to the Miss America competition -- I thought it would be interesting to do a photo project (or a film, but I think it might be more fun with stills) called "Being Miss Virginia."  The story would start in the wings as the new Miss Virginia is crowned, and then would follow her through all her official duties and obligations (not so much focused on the national pageant as the appearances and charity events, etc., that go on throughout the year) and what it takes to keep it up (it's really a job like any other).  At the end, we would be in the wings again with our Miss Virginia, waiting to crown the next to hold the title. 

This year's pageant just ended, and the new Miss Virginia came on our show the morning after.  These behind-the-scenes pictures capture a little of what I was thinking ...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dusty with age ...

Clogging at Carter Fold
Near Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia
Some 25 years ago?

At least this was shot with a Leica M3.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Foggy Morn

Driving in the early hours
headed to work
Lexington's Main Street

Saturday, April 26, 2014

What Is Beauty?

The Leica Store in Washington, DC, ran a contest with the theme of "Beauty," using the quote "Beauty is truth, truth beauty" to inspire entrants.  The main require was that the picture have been shot (of course) on a Leica.

Here's what I chose from my archives: