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October 11, 2008

West Virginia Workshop Day 1

by josephrossbachphoto

Hello everyone,

I am in the process of running our 2008 West Virginia autumn workshop. The clients are a great group of enthusiastic photographers and we have been covering a lot of ground on the first day. The weather is less than ideal for nature and landscape photography with a high pressure system and bright blue cloudless skies, but we are making the most of the situation and getting some really nice images anyway.  I was able to meet up with my friend and fellow photographer Alex Mody last night and spend the morning shooting with him out on Table Rock before having to get down into Canaan valley to get ready for the workshop.

After meeting the group at the lodge here in Canaan Valley at 2:00pm, we headed up the Blackwater Falls State Park to spend the afternoon shooting a few different places inside the park. The color this year is incredible with lots of reds and oranges filling the forest. We started out shooting back-lit autumn foliage along the park road and then headed down into Shays Run once the sun dropped low enough and the canyon was in shade. After finishing up shooting waterfalls, we headed over to Pendelton Point for sunset overlooking the canyon. The light, although clear, was really nice for back-lighting the autumn tree’s in the canyon. After the glow in the canyon disappeared, I led the group over to some really vibrant woods bathed in the soft glow of dusk and we shot until the light was far too low for anymore images.

Here are a few selects from day 1.

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