Mountain Ridges

The weather in Greensboro today pretty well stinks. It’s cold and windy and rainy. Basically, it’s the kind of day that makes me want to be somewhere else working. Today’s images are from a time when clients actually used to pay me to travel to shoot and represent views of the kinds of spots I love to work, mountains and the western part of the US. All are ridges, but each has it’s own personality.

(Photographs copyright 2009 by Dan Routh)

Mabry Mill

A few weeks ago I was up in Virginia shooting a commercial photography job, so on the way back to Greensboro we drove down part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a foggy day and we passed Mabry Mill, an iconic spot on the Parkway and on of the most photographed spots in America; a virtual photographic cliche. So did I stop and shoot. You betcha. I was there, and it is undoubtedly a beautiful place. Above is the mill and below a detail from one of the buildings.

(photographs copyright 2009 by Dan Routh)