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 Post subject: Car Pics of W Virginia
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:43 pm 
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Coming home from vacation my family was travel weary and unwilling to stop so Mom could take pictures, so I contented myself with snapping through car windows.

They were unusable until I got Gimp editing software and tried the Unsharpen Mask. Now they'll do as snapshots, and here are some of them:

First, here's another shot of that gorgeous cloud.
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That was in South Carolina. The next morning, we woke up in W. Virginia, a garden of pretty hills and small mountains.
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Here's a rock cut.
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More hills.
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The capitol of West Virginia: a gold dome!
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This one threw me for a loop: a cornfield and a hill in the same photograph! Only in northern West Virginia.
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Coal barges (the blur is a dead bug on the window):
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And here's a (relatively) cleaned-up shot of kudzu, that wicked killer of entire forests, and tearer-down of abandoned houses.
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After all the different kinds of American scenery I saw, I got back home to the cornfields. Driving across Indiana I saw my flat midwest in a new light. A giant sunset stretched from horizon to horizon, filling the domed sky. You can't see that much sky in the mountains. I wish I had a lens that could capture all of it for you, but I don't.

Anyhow, my vacation pictures are officially done. :mrgreen:

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very cool pictures and vacation. I didn't get a vacation this year ... but I have been to Waco and Dallas and Dallas and Waco .. oh and then I went once to Weatherford ... hmmm.. yep that is it. :(

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Great pictures.


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Jim Wright wrote:
very cool pictures and vacation. I didn't get a vacation this year ... but I have been to Waco and Dallas and Dallas and Waco .. oh and then I went once to Weatherford ... hmmm.. yep that is it. :(

I went as far as Big Cabin.

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This one threw me for a loop: a cornfield and a hill in the same photograph! Only in northern West Virginia.


You could find it in northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas too.

Great photos, BTW!


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Tommy wrote:
Great pictures.


I agree!


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Great pics Connie - looks like the Turnpike (I-77), yes?

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jrc wrote:
Great pics Connie - looks like the Turnpike (I-77), yes?


Yes.

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Cool pictures, Connie.

Corn fields and hills are pretty common in the lower 1/3 of Ohio, too. Around Chillicothe are the hills that grace the state seal plus many huge farms. If it's not corn, there will be soybeans growing. In my part of Ohio, the hills are as high, but the fields smaller .... but not located near freeways as much.

If you want a clean shot of kudzu I could oblige. There is a patch nearby that probably covers about 10 acres.

Kudzu is an interesting vine. Everything except the woody stems are edible. The roots can grow to the size of an adult and are used in Chinese alternative medicine for several things. Too bad it's such a destructive, hard-to-contain vine.


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This is a pic from Grubb Photo of East River Mountain in the winter, 'with her bonnet on' as it's called. You went through the East River tunnel on I-77. this area is just west of that, right ont he WV-VA line. I always liked this photo.

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You know... it took a lot of guts for that bug to do that to your windshield....

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You know... it took a lot of guts for that bug to do that to your windshield....


It all depends on the bug.

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jrc wrote:
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This is a pic from Grubb Photo of East River Mountain in the winter, 'with her bonnet on' as it's called. You went through the East River tunnel on I-77. this area is just west of that, right ont he WV-VA line. I always liked this photo.


Did you take that picture? That's gorgeous.

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Micheal wrote:
You know... it took a lot of guts for that bug to do that to your windshield....


HAR!

Hey, note the fact that each picture gets steadily buggier. That's what happens when you travel.

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ConnieS wrote:
jrc wrote:
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This is a pic from Grubb Photo of East River Mountain in the winter, 'with her bonnet on' as it's called. You went through the East River tunnel on I-77. this area is just west of that, right ont he WV-VA line. I always liked this photo.


Did you take that picture? That's gorgeous.


No I didn't take the photo - a professional photgrapher in Bluefield did it. The fog occurs with some regularity there in the winter. That mountain was my 'playground' when I was a kid. Pretty country, but you better like the outdoors 'cuz there's nothing else going on!

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:shock: *** Must go on road trip... must go on road trip now...must grab wife, whistles, and anything not nailed down, sell whatever I can (with the obvious exception of wife, whistles, dog, and Bible), fill tank with gas, start driving and never come back... *** :shock:

... snorts, wakes up... Sorry, must have been daydreaming. What was I saying?... :D

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I hear ya, Cal.

The most wondrous place I've ever been was Montana. I may go dig up snapshots of that place sometime. Colorado was amazing when I was there.

I want to got see the Grand Canyon. Then when I've exhausted the 48 Continental states I want to go see Hawaii and Alaska. Then............

The Alps

The Pyramids

The hedgerows of England

Ireland

Scotland

The ruins of Greece

The Great Wall of China

Rome

Italian Vineyards

New Zealand

Scandinavia

(sigh)

Gotta go prepare a lesson plan.

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ConnieS wrote:
Colorado was amazing when I was there.

It still is. ;)

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KittyR wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
Colorado was amazing when I was there.

It still is. ;)

Oh .. I thought she meant that "her presence" made it amazing!!! Must read more carefully!! :laughing:

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