Where in the World | Dakota, May 2007

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There’s too much cooking this morning to trickle out the Dakota images one at a time. While I don’t expect many (especially on a Friday) to take the time to click through 13 images in the gallery, you might want to see the first 4 or 5 of the Badlands.Serving Suggestion: Here’s the first image in “large” format. Scroll down if your monitor doesn’t show the caption. Then hit the RIGHT ARROW key to move to the next image.


About fred

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

10 comments:

  1. WOW…… these are gorgeous images, mountains, gorges and canyons as far as the eye can see, and skies without limit.

  2. Very nice gallery. The indoor pics were really exposed well knowing how hard that is to do. The scenery is impressive but that heavy coat on Abby in May impressed me also.

  3. WONDERFUL!!!!!

    SALT ON A BIRD’S TAIL?? YES, MY AUNT ALMA TOLD ME THAT WHEN I WAS A CHILD. I HAVE NOT HEARD THIS FOR YEARS. HOW INTERESTING YOU MENTIONED IT!!

  4. I love badlands too, but have only shot them in Arizona/New Mexico. As always, I’m impressed.

    Larry Hunsucker

  5. You definitely captured the essence of the badlands, perhaps more notecards are in the future?

    And aren’t grandkids great? Too bad yours lives so far away, but what better reason for a road trip or vacation!

  6. How do you do this Fred? All my landscape shots have no impact at all – An online photo course from Fred would be nice

  7. I never had much of an inclination to go there, until I saw these. They are magnificent. Especially your girls!!

  8. numbers 3 and 4 are my favorite….such a different lanscape from anything i’m used to. and your daughter and grandaughter are very lovely!

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