Dwayne Reaves - Photographer: Blog https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog en-us (C) Dwayne Reaves - Photographer (Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:01:00 GMT Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:01:00 GMT https://www.dwaynereaves.com/img/s/v-12/u794985210-o873693997-50.jpg Dwayne Reaves - Photographer: Blog https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog 120 120 A foggy mountain photo. https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/a-foggy-mountain-photo Blue Ridge Parkway 3Blue Ridge Parkway 3 A photo from a recent trip to the mountains. It was only a one day trip so my photo opportunities were limited, so was the color. Hopefully I can get back up there sometime this week and capture a few more photos before the peak passes me by this year. My plans are always foggy and never crystal clear, but hey, you make the best of everything no matter what it is. 

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It is much cooler today here in N.C, a taste of fall is definitely in the air, although it is about a month late. Looks like it will be November before colors start to peack in my location in the North Central part of the state, maybe even the later part of November. I don't care though, it will get here when it gets here. 

Anyone have their Christmas tree up yet? I wonder who will be the quickest to set theirs up? I might put mine up soon. I am not a big Halloween fan, I have never understood the purpose of that holiday, or some of these horror movies. But, some people just freak out over them like they are the grandest thing, then get scared if they have to take the trash out in the dark. 

Have a great week ahead everyone! If you need any photos taken feel free to contact me. 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/a-foggy-mountain-photo Sun, 17 Oct 2021 18:02:38 GMT
A short path into the fog https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/a-short-path-into-the-fog Foggy Trail, October 2021Foggy Trail, October 2021 Took a short trip to the North Carolina mountains this weekend. It was extremely foggy early Saturday morning so I was looking for something a little different to photograph. I found this path going through the woods so I captured an image of it. I was going to walk down it a ways but being nearly deaf that is something I don't do alone and I was alone as always on this trip. I need to get me a hearing dog one day to go with me. 

I added a few more photos to the mountains gallery. Prices for prints are dirt cheap so click on the photo posted here and it will take you to the gallery so you can purchase as many as you like. That's my sales pitch for the month so I will leave it at that. 

Sometimes I am in places where I can see as far as I can see, but can't find a path to get there. There are other times that I can see only what's in front of me, there may be a path, but who knows where it goes. Not knowing either way leaves me only one choice, that is to have faith in everything I do because I can't see the outcome either way, whether it is in the distance or right before my eyes. That is in regards to a lot of different situations in life, including the work I do with a camera. 

I was in a hurry on this trip, something I don't like to do. I felt like no matter where I was at, I had to hurry up and see what I could see and go some place else. I knew most of my day was filled spending time with my daughter and watching her and the band perform. Once I got there I didn't feel as rushed. I don't like rushing at all. 

Have a great week everyone! I hope that where ever you are that you find beauty and peace, that is something we all need. 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/a-short-path-into-the-fog Mon, 11 Oct 2021 02:59:28 GMT
Why is Facebook and Instagram down worldwide today? https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/why-is-facebook-and-instagram-down-worldwide-today Tree blocking railroadTree blocking railroad Facebook and Instagram seem to be having difficulties today, their systems are down worldwide according to reports on Twitter, no, twitter is not down.

Why am I writing a post about this? Because I think it is funny! Just imagine what everyone would do if they could never get on Facebook again. Well that is all for now, have a great day! 

By the way this tree was downed during an ice storm this past winter. Just couldn't bear the weight of the storm that pounded it. A lot of trees were down during that storm! 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/why-is-facebook-and-instagram-down-worldwide-today Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:38:19 GMT
A message at Midnight? https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/a-message-at-midnight Parkway WaterfallParkway Waterfall Happy Sunday everyone! This photo isn't from this year, it is from last year. Hopefully I will get to find out what the colors look like in the mountains in a few days. Western Carolina has a football game Saturday and my daughter will be performing with the band so I plan on making a one day trip out of it. 

We had a couple of small events here in this small town I live in over the weekend. A slimmed down personality festival and a home coming parade for the local high school. I took a few photos and put them in the events section of this website if you would like to take a look. It is always fun watching people at these events. 

My niece, you all probably remember her from the wedding photos I took of her. Well she wants some fall photos taken of her and her family. You know what's funny about that? She sends me a message after midnight asking me to do so. Now my daughter knows if it is after 9 P.M that she should just wait until 4 a.m to send the message, because I am usually awake then. So, if you need photos taken, don't message me at midnight! My response to her was, "Go to bed"

Back to this waterfall! I didn't get the base of the fall in the photo, there was someone standing in the middle of it with their tripod set up like they owned it, for a long long time, so no one else could get a photo. It worked out though! Have a great day/night/week everyone! 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/10/a-message-at-midnight Sun, 03 Oct 2021 23:47:00 GMT
A rose in the rain https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/9/a-rose-in-the-rain Rose 5Rose 5 From a few weeks ago during my visit to watch my daughter perform with the Pride of the Mountains band in Cullowhee N.C. Her performance was pretty much washed out that day and it rained for a couple of days straight so not much opportunity to capture other images, but roses are always beautiful to look at. 

I have a few photo opportunities in the days ahead so that is a great thing. Looking forward to using my camera a little more. My daughter doesn't perform again until the 9th of October so it is still over a week away before I get back up there. Definitely looking forward to that because there should be plenty of color up there as well. I never get to stay as long as I wish but even the short trips are a lot of fun. 

Have a great day everyone! 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/9/a-rose-in-the-rain Thu, 30 Sep 2021 17:19:27 GMT
Waynesville N.C Sunrise https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/9/waynesville-n-c-sunrise Waynesville N.C Sunrise 1Waynesville N.C Sunrise 1 A sunrise photo over Waynesville North Carolina in September 2021. I love watching the sunrise, the sky changes quickly as the sun begins to peak above the horizon, like the clouds and light are dancing with each other. Then in only a few moments it is all over with. Whether I have my camera with me or not it is not often I miss watching the sunrise, it is the most peaceful part of my day. 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/9/waynesville-n-c-sunrise Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:46:46 GMT
Just a tree! https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/9/just-a-tree Tree standing aloneTree standing alone I took a few moments this past weekend to head to the mountains. My daughter had her first band performance in two years so I made sure I was up there to watch that. It was good seeing them perform, they all seemed really happy.

I also had a chance to ride up the Parkway for a few minutes. It seems I never get to spend the amount of time I want to there, always rushed to do things, but the moments I do get to spend up there are peaceful for me! I didn't have time to wait for the evening sun so most of the photos I captured were late morning/early afternoon. 

This lonesome tree here stands at a overlook near water rock knob. I was hoping to get more fog in the valley below it but I was a little late getting there. It is a beautiful over look. I don't think there is an overlook on the parkway that isn't beautiful. I added a few more photos to the mountains gallery on this site if you wish to go view them. Hopefully I can make it back up there in a few more times this fall.

Have a great day/night everyone! 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/9/just-a-tree Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:55:06 GMT
Sunflowers, Calendar and Rambling https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/8/sunflowers-calendar-and-rambling Sunflower 4Sunflower 4 I went to see the sunflowers last week at Dix park and took a few photos. It was a fun quick little trip. I had never taken any photos of a sunflower before so it was definitely interesting. 

(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/8/sunflowers-calendar-and-rambling Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:19:42 GMT
White Albino Whitetail Buck! https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/7/white-albino-whitetail-buck White Whitetail BuckWhite Whitetail Buck I have seen a lot of female albino deer but never a male albino. This is a beautiful deer. The one standing beside him is a beautiful animal as well. Deer are heavily hunted in the area that I live in so they are not too human friendly. Although at this time of the year bucks are easily seen hanging out with each other, in another month or so they will be less likely to be seen as much unless you really know where to look for them at. There is more wooded land than open land here. I gave up hunting quite a few years ago, if I shoot a deer it is with my camera. I don't have a 500mm lens or longer so I don't usually attempt to capture many wildlife images, although one day I hope to be able to do so. I am thankful I was able to crap this image though, talk about being in the right place at the right time. 


(Dwayne Reaves - Photographer) https://www.dwaynereaves.com/blog/2021/7/white-albino-whitetail-buck Mon, 19 Jul 2021 20:44:52 GMT