Last Sunrise

I made it up for the last sunrise of 2016.  This is a photography blog so that’s enough words.

last-sunrise

The scenic Colonial Parkway runs along the James River. |  Order a print of this image.

 

Always Go Back…If You Can.

It pays to scout out a new shooting location.  Then you can go back and get the good shots.  I’m glad I still had time on our little trip or I wouldn’t have discovered this awesome angle of yesterday’s shoot.

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Almost all 1,561 acres of Jamestown Island. | Order a print of this image.

Challenge

I’m committing to competing in the Challenge Williamsburg this Summer.  I took an entire year off of racing and am itching to get back “in the saddle” so to speak.  I think I might be done (won’t really say “never”) with pure bicycle racing for now, but need/want to stay fit.  I think this is how I’ll do it.  I was looking over the course maps and sure enough, this is where it starts!

Jamestown Beach Park near Williamsburg, VA

Jamestown Beach Park near Williamsburg, VA

Keyhole

Feeling creative on a trip to Williamsburg a year or two ago.

The Wren Building on the campus of William & Mary.

The Wren Building on the campus of William & Mary.

Bamboo

I only post one image here per day, but I’ve taken countless images over this past year.  I should start going back through my photos more often because I’d find stuff that I completely forgot about.  Perhaps that’s why I took the image in the first place…

We usually go to Williamsburg in the cold months, but we recently went in the summer so everything was still green.

We usually go to Williamsburg in the cold months, but we recently went in the summer so everything was still green.

The James

How appropriate was it that we’d take the Williamsburg back across the James?!

Not sure what it is about Williamsburg, but we really love it here.

Not sure what it is about Williamsburg, but we really love it.

Bacon’s Castle

No this isn’t Kevin Bacon’s house.  No, they don’t store bacon here.  It was a trip that really started with “let’s ride the ferry today.”

side note:  I had participated in a ride back in 1988 that’s now part of Bike Virginia.  The very first edition was called “The Colonial Williamsburg Bike Trek” and it was a first for me.  First really big, organized ride and my first one on my own.  Big deal as a junior in high school.  No parents.  No siblings.  Lots of responsibility.

Anyway, I remember part of that ride back in ’88 had us hop the ferry over to Surry and ride near all the crop fields and I thought it was a very cool place.  So I convinced my wife to hop the ferry and we explored Surry for a day.  If you’re into history, I highly recommend it.

One of the many Jacobean-style rooms at Bacon's Castle. | Order a print of this image.

One of the many Jacobean-style rooms at Bacon’s Castle. | Order a print of this image.