Photography for Annual Report

Here are a few of my favorite photos that Kristi and I took for HCPED’s 2016 annual report. The awesome design, layout, and overlay illustrations are by Farmhouse Graphics. The last two images are spreads she created with the photos. I love how it all came together.

The locations in this post include Sierra Nevada Brewery, Gaia Herbs, GF Linamar, and the French Broad River. We went out on several different days to capture these locations with natural light, usually at sunset. Western North Carolina has some of the most beautiful skies at sunset so we took advantage of this and delivered vibrant photography for the annual report. A few of these photos were also featured in Capital at Play magazine.

All of the images were taken with Nikon. Here is some of the camera gear used for these photos:

Waterrock Knob

View from Waterrock Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

View from Waterrock Knob

Summer

Lake Lure, NC

Biltmore Estate after the Snow

The Biltmore Estate a few days after Asheville’s Christmas Day snowfall.

Biltmore Estate in the snow

Be sure to visit Fete Photography’s Biltmore Estate Weddings for more info.

Mount Mitchell State Park in Western North Carolina

Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina lies in the Pisgah National Forest and boasts the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. It’s elevation reaches to the sky at 6684 feet (give or take an inch, I’d imagine).

The first photo is a view from the observation deck at the summit. The road in the photo is 128, which is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

View from the observation deck on Mt. Mitchell

Beautiful view from Mt. Mitchell

This is the observation deck atop the summit of Mt. Mitchell:

Observation Deck on Mt. Mitchell

Signs don't lie. That's over a mile high!

And here is a photo I took just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way down from Mt. Mitchell.

View of western North Carolina's mountains

Lovely view of the mountains

Landscape Photography – Grand Canyon

I love traveling and being inspired by new surroundings. Last summer I went out West and visited destinations I had never seen (more on that later).

In celebration of my blog redesign I am posting a panoramic photo I took at Grand Canyon National Park. Honestly, I was expecting to be quickly bored by this spectacle. I had only seen photos and video of the Grand Canyon, but after seeing it in person I can say: images don’t do it complete justice. When I first approached the rim of the canyon I was in awe of its vastness. This is a site you must visit in person. That being said, here is a photo of it…

Grand Canyon

Panorama of the Grand Canyon in Arizona

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