On Place:  My Outer Banks

On Place: My Outer Banks

ON PLACE: My Outer Banks Mark VanDyke Photography | July 24, 2017 Photography is a game of vision, and vision is unique to each photographer. How each of us views a place is some complex derivation of personal experiences, learned knowledge, and personal...
June 2017

June 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW June 2017 Mark VanDyke, Photographer 2 July 2017 June.  The pinnacle month of spring bloom atop the high peaks of the Southern Appalachian mountains.  June is a month of color:  magenta pinks, flaming oranges, buttercup yellows, ruby reds.  The...
March/April/May 2017

March/April/May 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW March / April / May 2017 Mark VanDyke, Photographer 23 June 2017 When I started monthly reviews late last year I honestly thought I could fit in a post each month without too much pain.  Best laid plans, right?!  Spring has quickly become my busiest...
Published:  Landscape Photography Magazine May 2017

Published: Landscape Photography Magazine May 2017

I had the great opportunity to work with the folks over at Landscape Photography Magazine to showcase one of my favorite places to photograph, the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  While much has changed along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore since I was...
Published:  April 2017 Our State Magazine

Published: April 2017 Our State Magazine

I’m honored to have had an opportunity to work on assignment–for the first time–with Our State Magazine towards fulfillment of the April 2017 photo essay regarding Azalea in North Carolina.  My portion of the assignment was to capture images of the...
Photo Essay:  Pinkshell & Flame Azalea 2016

Photo Essay: Pinkshell & Flame Azalea 2016

PHOTO ESSAY:  Pinkshell & Flame Azalea 2016 2 APRIL 2017 Our State Magazine Assignment North Carolina In March 2016, while I was photographing the annual spring bloom in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Our State Magazine–a North Carolina...
Photo Essay:  Oconee Bell Wildflowers 2017

Photo Essay: Oconee Bell Wildflowers 2017

PHOTO ESSAY:  Oconee Bells 2017 14 MARCH 2017 Wildflowers Upstate South Carolina Appalachian Mountains I lived in the Upstate of South Carolina for nearly ten years while I pursued various degrees at Clemson University. Neighboring Oconee County was where I went to...
February 2017

February 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW February 2017 Mark VanDyke, Photographer 24 February 2017 February was full of surprises, the largest being the arrival of spring!  The spring season came crashing onto the scene with the gusto of Donald Trump–although it’s arrival was...
Photo Essay:  Virginia Bluebell Wildflowers

Photo Essay: Virginia Bluebell Wildflowers

PHOTO ESSAY:  Virginia Bluebell Wildflowers 20 February 2017 Virginia Bluebells Bull Run Regional Park Riverbend Regional Park Each year, a small gap in my travel schedule allows a return to my hometown of Northern Virginia to witness and photograph the Virginia...
Photo Essay:  Spring in the Smokies 2016

Photo Essay: Spring in the Smokies 2016

PHOTO ESSAY:  Spring in the Smokies 2016 15 February 2017 Spring Great Smoky Mountains North Carolina / Tennessee Each year, as spring rounds out towards mid-April I make a pilgrimage to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  I’m never alone; the who’s who...
January 2017

January 2017

MONTH IN REVIEW January 2017 Mark VanDyke, Photographer 28 January 2017 January.  A month of gray skies and gusting winds here in the mid-Atlantic.  Forests stand dormant, leaves long since shed.  The ground frosts and heaves.  Critters are sparse.  Watercourses are...

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