Mount Mitchell Adventure off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina

We are excited to share photos from our recent adventure to Mount Mitchell!  This spectacular view is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Burnsville, North Carolina. Located 6,684 feet above sea level, the summit of Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain in the United States east of the Mississippi River. A short hike leads you to the … More Mount Mitchell Adventure off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina

Arizona Adventures in the Mogollon Rim – Travel photography March 2015 – going out west part 3

Arizona is full of awe-inspiring landscapes.  This area’s ground and mountains are a lovely warm reddish tint; the unique coloration comes from the hematite (iron oxide) staining the sandstone a dark red.  The geological makeup and the stratified layers of the Mogollon Rim add to the dramatic, ever changing desert mountain landscape.  The red stone accented … More Arizona Adventures in the Mogollon Rim – Travel photography March 2015 – going out west part 3

San Diego Adventures Balboa Park and Zoo – Travel photography Feb-March 2015 – going out west part 2

I am finally getting a chance to get back to sharing some images and thoughts from my trip out west last month.  Thrilled to share some of what I saw in and near Balboa Park in San Diego.  Balboa park is where the world famous San Diego Zoo is located, as well as the unbelievable … More San Diego Adventures Balboa Park and Zoo – Travel photography Feb-March 2015 – going out west part 2

San Diego Adventures – Travel photography Feb-March 2015 – going out west part 1

It had been over a dozen years since my last trip to the west coast, so when a friend mentioned she had to go to San Diego for work and I should join her, knew I needed to make it happen.  Needless to say, the landscapes in San Diego are so different than the ones I … More San Diego Adventures – Travel photography Feb-March 2015 – going out west part 1

Snow micro photos (part III) – Asheville Nature Photography

I’m the first to admit that I may be a little obsessed with snow lately.  Since I have been encouraged to keep posting these unique formations, here we are with the third post playing with micro photography of snowflakes.  It has become a personal challenge and opportunity when snowflakes start to fall; I force myself … More Snow micro photos (part III) – Asheville Nature Photography

Snowy day means more chances for snowflake photos! – Asheville Nature Photography

I love snow!  Something about winter is so fun for me.  I adore bundling up in lots of layers, watching the crazy skies and watching the ever-changing weather never knowing if you could end up snowed in (please!) or a surprise warm day that reminds us spring is not too far away… Each snowy day … More Snowy day means more chances for snowflake photos! – Asheville Nature Photography

Fascinating details in nature – Camilla Calnan Photography adventures

I have always been intrigued and fascinated with details, especially in nature.  As I walk through the forest, my eye and camera seem to wander to find the strange, the unique, textures and colors, contrast and dimension.  Ferns have forever been a favorite plant for me to photograph – patterns in the fronds, the greens … More Fascinating details in nature – Camilla Calnan Photography adventures

Asheville Day after wedding and trash the dress photography – Weaverville session with wedding clothes and blue paint

I have been working on this post forever it seems.  Narrowing this “after wedding/trash the dress session” into a small selection to blog about has been really difficult!  This beautiful day could not have been more perfect after a late night snow the night of the wedding.  We were thankful that it warmed up just … More Asheville Day after wedding and trash the dress photography – Weaverville session with wedding clothes and blue paint

Graveyard Fields in Fall – Landscape and Nature Photography in Western North Carolina

Graveyard Fields is a popular place off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC to hike, explore, camp and visit.  The valley’s name could have come from fallen tree stumps that once covered with moss and lichen resemble gravestones.  It is a special place – the feel is unlike anywhere else.  It is quiet and … More Graveyard Fields in Fall – Landscape and Nature Photography in Western North Carolina