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...
16 Experiences for 2016

16 Experiences for 2016

YEAR IN REVIEW 16 Memories for the Year 2016 Mark VanDyke, Photographer 7 December 2016 This year more than any before I began to understand that it’s not about the image for me personally.  I stopped obsessing about getting the image or wondering about how...
Timescapes Meet-Up August 2016:  Day Six

Timescapes Meet-Up August 2016: Day Six

The morning of day six opened with great promise. The night before we had all sat around the table at the rental home and discussed various plans in terms of where to go and what to see.  Our destination was concrete.  We were going to split into a couple smaller...
Timescapes Meet-Up August 2016:  Day Five

Timescapes Meet-Up August 2016: Day Five

Day five opened with the drumming of rain against the outside of the rental home. Several half-awake and questioning faces emerged from various rooms into the main living space where I was sleeping on the sofa.  An efficient but effective, “go back to sleep” from our...

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