Boom Chix – Asheville

The Boom Chix are a rhythmic, drum bangin’ dance troupe from Asheville, NC. They performed at the Diana Wortham Theatre on February 18 for Artspace’s After Hours Cabaret benefit. There were many other wonderful acts on this night (including Al Pettaway & Amy White) but I thought I’d share some photos of the Boom Chix to kick it off.

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jumping in the air

Boom Chix in Asheville

Boom Chix

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.

Asheville Fire Department Training Burn

I took these photos today of a training burn in Swannanoa, North Carolina conducted by the Asheville Fire Department.

Asheville Fire Department

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Montreat, NC – Lake Susan

Here are some photos of Lake Susan in Montreat, North Carolina. It’s that beautiful time of year in certain parts of western NC when the fall colors are at their peak. It’s also a great time for photographers to bask in the saturated yellows, oranges, and reds of autumn!

Montreat in the fall

Lake Susan swanFall in western North Carolina

Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

Every October Grace Episcopal Church in Asheville hosts hundreds of pumpkins on its lawn for people to browse and purchase. The proceeds of the pumpkin sales go to Mission Manna. If you drive north on Merrimon Avenue you can’t miss the hill adorned with orange.

Asheville Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch at Grace Episcopal Church on Merrimon Ave.

Asheville City Hall, Courthouse, and Splasheville

Autumn is about to arrive here in Asheville, NC so here is another round of photos in Pack Square Park before the weather changes. I am spotlighting Asheville City Hall, the Courthouse, and our water fountain “Splasheville” in this post. I’ve taken photos of these landmarks before, but it’s intriguing to me how the lighting and sky color is so changing from day to day. Mix that in with the mood I am in, what inspires me that day, and what lenses or filters I feel like utilizing and the end result differs each time. In general I think that’s a good recipe for what makes photographers and images stand apart from one another. Technical aspects such as composition, exposure and aperture come in to play too (not to mention post-processing and the infinite possibilities one can arrive at), but the most important part of photography for me is the passion and drive to always learn. If I didn’t have it, well, hopefully someone would slap me and tell me to stop.

I digress… on to the photos.

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Courthouse (left) and City Hall

Asheville's City Hall

Asheville City Hall, in the Art Deco style

Splasheville fountain

One view of Splasheville in downtown

Splasheville

180º turn around from the last shot of Splasheville

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