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I started my hike to the Marys Rock with the morning twilight. Snow and ice were everywhere and absorbed the moisture from the air, making it fresh and easy to breathe. I slowly ascended to the summit, stopping on the way and looking through tree branches down to the Thornton Gap. Hidden by the forest during the summer time the Lee Highway was laying open on the mountain ridges. Because of that, I arrived at the overlook just a few minutes before a cloud covered the top of the mountain, blocking all the views. Left with no vistas, I came close to rocks and studied shapes of areas not covered by snow. A small plant - a mountain laurel that was growing on the border between the rock and the snow, attracted my attention. I looked at the nearby rock, then at the plant, and then to the trees in the background, covered by rim ice. That was my composition. I set my camera and made the capture of my Winter Day at Marys Rock. ... The video about how I photographed this scene is in my bio. ... #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #hike #hiking #winterhiking #landscapephotography #marysrock #winter #landscapes #blueridgemountains #appalachiantrail #shennps #goshenandoah #findyourpark #visitvirginia #scenicvirginia
old rag, shenandoah -- that feeling when you survive winter in the whites just to get hypothermia in the south... #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #roadtripusa
Do go chasing waterfalls! Great day running in the #shenandoahnationalpark #snp #trailrun
Wrapping up my time in Australia today and I am feeling so inspired by all the fun shoots I got to do here! Not excited to return to below freezing temps, but I can’t wait to finally have time to sit down and edit through the sessions and see my dude again! 🤗
Landscape of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. I was lucky to get a clear blue sky to enjoy the beauty of the horizon. #shenandoahvalley #landscape #horizon #clearbluesky #nature #wintertrip #skylinedrive #shenandoahnationalpark #virginia
For our last shoot of 2018, Daniel + Hunter invited us to explore Daniel’s Afton home with them. We wandered by lakes, overlooked wineries, and gazed over the vast Blue Ridge mountains. Views that we marveled at. Feeling so small at the sight of landscape so grand, it’s crazy to think this is part of someone’s everyday view. How often are we so blind to the everyday beauty that surrounds us? Our hope is that we never lose our wonder. Not only of what we see, but in who surrounds us. . . . . . . . . . . . . #TheWongLens #LovelyCouple #DirtyBootsMessyHair #LoveAuthentic #CoupleGoals #Love #InstaGood #Photography #ShootandShare #Sony #Sigma #ChasingLight #LoveandWildHearts #AdventurousLoveStories #VirginiaCouples #VirginiaPhotographer #virginia #WildHairandHappyHearts #DirtyBootsTravel #LoveStories #LoveIntentionally #RadLoveStories #VAWeddingPhotographer #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #shenandoahvalleybride
Golden rays of sunshine before sunset in Skyline Drive. There was almost nobody else in the park. #skylinedrive #sunset #nature #wintertrip #trees #shenandoahnationalpark #virginia
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Skyline Drive @shenandoahnps has been closed lately due to the recent snow, but you can still hike into the park. Checked out White Oak Canyon a little bit yesterday afternoon. There’s still some snow on the ground and it’s beautiful! . . . #explorevirginia #virginiaoutdoors #exploreva #vaoutdoors #loveva #virginiaisbeautiful #onlyinvirginia #naturalvirginia #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #winterwonderland #winter2019 #gooutsideandplay #longexpoelite #longexpo_addiction #shenandoahvalley #toplongexposure
As previously mentioned, I do not love snow or cold, but I love hiking more than I dislike either. Big thanks to @shenandoahnps for leaving Mary’s Rock accessible, despite the shutdown and snow/ice. I rarely start at the base and go up, partly because it’s short, and partly because it’s steep. With the addition of the ice and snow, it was a great workout. I def fell a few times. It is VERY icy, and because of it, I think the hardest hike I have done in a while. My camelback froze. The top was so cold, windy, and ice covered I only stayed long enough for two pics and started back down. It was definitely the adventure I wanted today... . . . . . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #marysrock #nps #nationalparks #nationalparklover #takeawalk #takeahike #walkinthewoods #snowhike #adventure #snowadventures #hiking #hike #hikingtrails #girlswhohike #snowday #iloveshenandoah #blueridgemountains #goshenandoah #shenandoahnp #sundayhike #getoutside
It was chilly
Took a ride to Skyline today - was supposed to be open but due to ice and snow that portion of the park was closed (no one to clean it due to the furlough 😩) so we stopped at a brewery instead #iguessthatwasntsobad #myfavoritehumans #skylinedrive #frontroyalbrewery #shenandoahnationalpark #furloughsucks
Photo of the Day: DSC_0116! Funny, I am currently wearing the same hoodie in this picture, which was taken nearly 10 years ago!! #photooftheday #waterfall #hoodie #shenandoahnationalpark
We tried to”hike” today and the result is taking a photo on a sign while being judged. Another prime example why I love my at-home workouts... no ones around to glare at you or judge. Trust me when I say I’ll own it but it didn’t start like that. Coming from the girl that hid behind her mothers leg growing up I’d say coaching has brought me outside the box a little 🙃🙌🏼 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#thesweatlife #vwgirl #healthymindhealthybody #targetdoesitagain #yogaforlife #getupandmove #liveyourpassion #selfloveisthebestlove #blessedbygod #foodguru #foodieee #strongertogether #28yearsyoung #dairyfreeliving #happygirlsaretheprettiest #eastcoastbestcoast #alwaysthebridesmaid #thirdwheelforlife #alwaysthebridesmaidneverthebride #shenandoahnationalpark
Sunday school this week I tried my hand at star trail time lapse. Overlapping every image means your mistakes multiply as you go. What fun. . . . . #canon #bvsquad #shenandoahnationalpark #timelapse
To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.~Ansel Adams . . . . . . #shenandoah #sunset #virginia #nature #hiking #shenandoahnationalpark #photography #climbing #nationalparks #mountains #landscape #viewpoint #nationalpark #outdoors #sun #tree #dusk #naturelovers #dream #wanderer #wanderlust #birthday #natureaddict #photooftheday #mountain #virginiaisforlovers #bhfyp
“I found myself back in the woods today to see my old friend. I found him sitting on this rock. He was waiting for me as he always did. I approached him and he asked me if it was finally time for me to leave. I told him no but I just wanted to get close once again to the darkness. Feel the cold and the hollow. He laughed and said that if I didn’t stop flirting with it that he would take what is his without permission. I feel those words in my spine sometimes and wonder what it would be like to go on this trip...I haven’t talked to him in a few days but maybe I should visit.” S.L.McKinley. • • • • • #writing #poetrycommunity #passion #photography #amaturephotography #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #writingofinstagram #poetry #death #canon #defythenorm #dieliving
“I found myself back in the woods today to see my old friend. I found him sitting on this rock. He was waiting for me as he always did. I approached him and he asked me if it was finally time for me to leave. I told him no but I just wanted to get close once again to the darkness. Feel the cold and the hollow. He laughed and said that if I didn’t stop flirting with it that he would take what is his without permission. I feel those words in my spine sometimes and wonder what it would be like to go on this trip...I haven’t talked to him in a few days but maybe I should visit.” S.L.McKinley. • • • • • #writing #poetrycommunity #passion #photography #amaturephotography #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #writingofinstagram #poetry #death #canon #dieliving #defythenorm
Not even close to the quality of @son_tao but hopefully they will fool some #shenandoahnationalpark #brookies #pheasanttailnymph #vaflytying #billwillssechapteroftu #tenkara
From drab to fab this framed beauty gets installed today. What would you call this mountain piece? It’s a view of the “Devil’s Courthouse” in the blue ridge mountains of NC.
Through the trees, across the valley, you can see what is called the rock rivers. Rock rivers are a rock formation that slide down the side of the mountain. #overlook #fall #fallcolors #Autumn #skylinedrive #rockriver #Virginia #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoahvalley
Cause I've got one hand in my pocket... 🤦‍♀️ Yesterday I explored new stream lengths in Shenandoah National Park w/ @hofbrohouse . The weather was cooperative for most of the day! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #wildbrookies #wildbrooktrout #shenandoahnationalpark #flyfishing #hothands #alopeciaonthefly
Remembrance
Detail of debris at abandoned mission site. Shenandoah National Park Central District. 25th November 2018. 📸 . . . . . #rur_ex #ruralphotography #abandoned #beauty_in_decay #decay #abandoned_excellence #exploringappalachia #shenandoahnationalpark #ShenNPS #FindYourPark #encuentratuparque #blueridgemountains #canon #nofilter
The tops of acre after acre were finished off by todays winds. -wanna?- #purplepower @littlemisadventure the driveway is now purple, if it is a color filter than why is the snow white? Sno Wite and 7 lil pimps! #photocolorized #photographva #blueridgemountains #Shenandoahvalley #shenandoahnationalpark #gwnf #seekthetrails #mountainliving #rogueart #fantasylandscape #whatnext #eviltrollkids #mybedisyourbed #justsayin 💜 #Virginiaisforlovers #virginiaoutdoors #aftonmountain #dollskill #youfascinateme
After the snow earlier in the week, I hiked up to the snowy summit of Old Rag Mountain for late afternoon lighting and the sunset. I hiked up Berry Hollow Fire Road and the Saddle Trail to the summit. Thanks to the moonlight and the snow, it wasn't too difficult to hike back down in the dark. I didn't even need to use my headlamp. . Shenandoah National Park, Virginia . #snow #oldragmountain #virginia #shenandoahnationalpark #nationalpark #optoutside #wanderlust #explore #sunset #hiking #dcadventureclub
Today’s hike at Little Devils Stairs. #nature #snp #littledevilsstairs #mytoesarefrozen #shenandoahnationalpark
Photo of the Day: Waterfall Side View! Very creative title, yes? #photooftheday #waterfall #photography #nature #shenandoahnationalpark
It’s gloomy out. I’m tired. And procrastination is winning. So I’m re-sharing one of my favorite moments from last year. I LOVED this day. It was simple. It was scenic. It was affordable. We saw bears too! No excuse for bad dating in 2019. Get creative!!!! | 🐻 🐻 🐻 #throwback #bored #saturday | #outdoors #mountains #goodtimes #funtimes #vacay #minivacation #minyvacay #latergram #luraycaverns #luray #virginia #daytrip #theoutbound #dc #dmv #va #squad #blackgirlmagic #roadtrip #vlog #vlogger #friends #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah @luraycaverns #travelogue #skylinedrive
The best views come after the hardest climb! #19of365 #Photoaday #Inspirational #November2015
Mum, who is that? The drawback of arriving on a foggy morning in the Shenandoah National Park? No views whatsoever. The perks? The wildlife feels save in the mist. These deer were grazing incredibly close to the Skyline Drive and even though this young deer was clearly startled by my presence, the older animals were calmly tolerating me and my camera.
I took my brother backpacking for his first time this past fall. This is a picture of him I took at Black Rock over-look in Shenandoah National Park. There’s a new video up on the channel where I give some tips on taking a newbie out on the trail! 🏕Link in bio. #backpacking #hiking #hike #virginia #hikeva #blackrockoverlook #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #GoShenandoah #scenery #fall #nature #optoutside
•×• wip •×• Revisiting this Blind Window | Big Meadows painting I started back in August. Painted the first three of many Monarchs that will float through this piece. I'll also add more detail to the milkweed. Looking forward to more studio time tonight! 🦋🦋🦋
How about a non-flying creature for a change? We spotted this mama black bear having a lovely salad with her cubs while driving through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Spotting bears seems to be feast or famine - I've been in the Blue Ridge Mountains many times without seeing any, and on this trip we saw seven, including this bear's two cubs.⠀ ⠀ I shot this with my Nikon D810 and Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 at 175mm. Photographers will understand that filling the frame with bear at 175mm means we were pretty darn close (26 feet from sensor to bear nose, to be exact). But we were in the car and the bear completely ignored us, although it did cause a minor "bear-jam." You'd think it would go without saying, but based on this experience it doesn't - do NOT get out of your car in this situation!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeonearth #stunnersoninsta #natgeoyourshot #conservation #naturephotography #bns_nature #bns_animals #nikonnofilter #wildlifevision #wildlifephotographer #capturethewild #featured_wildlife #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #wildlifephoto #wildlife_seekers #naturephotos #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #nikonD810 #nikon70200 ⠀ ​
A storm was moving in when I was driving down Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park. Photo taken August 2017. . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #virginia #skylinedrive #nature #naturephotography #landscapephotography #spiritadventurer #travel #naturelovers #moodnation
On our snowy little Roadtrip to the Shenandoah Nationalpark we walked by foot into the park and saw these cute deers. They were so happy to play all over the streets. We took some pics and left them playing! Isn’t the best see wildlife be wild? _____________________________________________ Auf unserem kleinen Schneetrip zum Shenandoah Nationalpark, gingen wir zu Fuß in den Park und sahen einige Rehe. Sie sahen so glücklich aus und sie konnten überall auf den Straßen spielen und nutzen den freien Platz auch voll aus! Ist es nicht das Schönste wilde Tiere frei und wild zu sehen? _____________________________________________ Check my website for more! Für mehr von unseren Trips klickt auf den link in der Bio!! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ www.acrossthecountries.com _____________________________________________ #usalover #usaroadtrip #acrossthecountries #visitusa #usa #traveltheusa #beautifulnature #potd #nature #nationalpark #enjoylife #livingmybestlife #moment #beautifulplaces #pictureoftheday #naturephotography #travelblogger #travel #adventure #traveller #exploring #shenandoah #shenandoahnationalpark #blueridgemountains
Shenandoah Sunrise in Virginia
Damaged building near the Skyline Drive. I believe this building to be a maintenance or utility shed constructed after the founding of the park (it's looked this way for years, but I don't think it was a pre-existing structure owned by a displaced person). Photographed 28th December 2018 in the South District of Shenandoah National Park. ⛰️🌲 . . . . . #shenandoahnationalpark #shed #ShenNPS #encuentratuparque #FindYourPark #skylinedrive #blueridgemountains #hiking #shotonandroid #nofilter
Take me back to the cabin in the woods 😍 Nadine bought me a weekend getaway to a tiny house located in the middle of nowhere and it was magical. No TV, no internet, just the silence. It was so refreshing and much needed! . . . . . . . #cabin #cabininthewoods #nature #trees #woods #virginia #tinyhome #escapefromthecity #relax #breatheinbreatheout #camping #campfire #travel #travelwife #wifey #getaway #getawaytinyhouse #shenandoahnationalpark #explore
This was where I learned that I’m more afraid of heights than I thought before... but I can’t wait to go back! • The 9 miles of scrambling, climbing, and hiking to get through #oldragmountain made the hot dogs from a stand at the end some of the best I’ve ever had👌 • • • • • #flashbackfriday #hiking #hikingadventures #fitness #weekendwarrior #oldrag #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #gym #fit #cardio #fitbit #model #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #fitspiration #gymmotivation #physique #aesthetic #fitspo
No need to put a filter on what God already put his paint brush on. #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #wanderesskween #freesight
I fill closer to God when I'm further from people. #shenandoahnationalpark #shenandoah #wanderesskween #freesight
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