I took somewhere around 350 photos on our mini-vacation to Pittsburgh. We traveled up through Tennessee (Chattanooga, Knoxville) through a tiny bit of Virgina (Bristol) and then through West Virginia. We normally stop over for the night in Beckley, W.V. but this time we left early enough that we decided to drive straight through. Ten hours in the car with only short stops…is a long time for these old bones!
I’ve selected a few of the trip up to Pittsburgh and next week I will post some taken in Pittsburgh and on another day I’ll post some from our trip home.
Some of those on the way up were taken through the car windows…some were taken at places we stopped.
The next few photos were taken at the Virginia Welcome Center. A very nice
facility that has picnic tables and beautiful trees and clean restrooms and no
trucks. There is a separate facility for trucks a little way down the road.
Not that I have anything against trucks…really, I don’t!
|Love the trail from the jet, the sun spots and the brilliant blue of the sky!|
|There’s a corn field in the distance on the other side of the fence. I tried to capture
the way the sun was shining on the stalks. Didn’t turn out. I love the yellow
leaves against the brilliant blue of the sky in these photos.
|I had to work on this photo in Photoshop. The sun was really bright and caused
a haze over part of the tree. This is a not a “technically” good photo but I kind of
like the way it turned out after playing with it a bit.
I walked back down the exit to take a shot of the welcome sign…just in
case we forgot where we took the photos..kind of touristy but I like it.
|View of the New River bridge. I don’t have any of the statistics about the gorge or the
bridge but you can go here and here and find out all about it!
|There were still some pretty trees…with late afternoon sun shining on them.|
|See the tree growing on the rock? There cannot be more than a few inches of
soil for those roots, yet there it stands! I never cease to be amazed by nature!
|A nice contrast…beautiful poppies growing in the median and the autumn leaves!|
|One of my favorite things about being in the mountains is seeing the shadow of clouds on the mountain tops!|
|Dark, stormy sky and sun shining on the mountainside..beautiful! Love the way the houses are nestled into
|Stormy sky and sunlit mountainside…stunning!|
|An early moon rise over the mountain peak with the sun’s last light illuminating the trees!|
|One of the many tunnels in Pittsburgh. I always take photos when we are going through. It keeps
my mind off of the fact that we are riding through a mountain. I am always so very happy and
thankful to come out on the other side of the mountain!!!
3 thoughts on “Mini-Vacation Photos Part One”
I think that was my husband in that second truck driving by the big rocks! Really, it could have been!
All I have to say Vicki is that you must have a really nice camera not to mention a wonderful eye! Your photos are spectacular! I could easily choose several that I would frame. What a beautiful trip!
Love Di ♥
Vicki! I think this batch of photos may be some of the best I've seen. The colors and composition are stunning!
Very nice photos 🙂