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...
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...
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...
Humble Pie – Lessons Learned 2014

Humble Pie – Lessons Learned 2014

Eating Humble Pie – Lessons Imparted I just finished up (I think?) what I imagine is a common year-end process for new small businesses: I balanced up the books, generated an income statement, starting looking into taxes and potential deductions, polished up my gas...
Year in Review – 14 for 2014

Year in Review – 14 for 2014

Here it is, 2014 boiled down to fourteen photographs.  You would think that reducing a year into fourteen photographs would be difficult because that’s too few to represent such a vast amount of time.  In reality, it was really difficult to choose fourteen...
New Website Design & New Content!

New Website Design & New Content!

Welcome! Mark VanDyke Photography has gotten a new design facelift and I hope that you find this iteration of the webpage to be more content rich, more functional, and of course, more capable of displaying photography and stories from the Appalachian Mountains and...

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