The week between the Christmas and New Year holiday is generally a quiet one in the downtown Roanoke region. Save a few local residents enjoying the week off, along with a few stragglers already back at work (such as myself), the normally busy streets and alleyways can provide a veritable wealth of stoic charm and tranquility. Read more
As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.
This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.
In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more
Of the billions of images to be found online today, can your own be properly identified as such? In this video, we’ll explore how to give yourself the credit you deserve in a single click by way of Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge.
Having been chased out of the house this week by electricians installing a new panel box in the basement, Nathan (our youngest) and I decided to take a scenic drive to kill a little time around the the old stomping grounds in Floyd County, Virginia. Read more
October color along Paint Creek Falls in Montgomery, West Virginia, captured on the commute back to Charleston with friends after a day of shooting at the Bridge Day BASE Jump event in Fayetteville. A tranquil and welcome change of scenery to help wind down a bit from an exciting day of madness at the Gorge. Read more
Ballyhack Golf Retreat, Roanoke VA
Ballyhack Golf Club is a Scottish links-style course completed in 2008 and located in the hills just outside of Roanoke VA in the community of Mount Pleasant. Affectionately known as the Hack, this Lester George creation, overseen and maintained by superintendent Billy Bobbitt, boasts a slope rating exceeding 600 feet and is likely the closest relative to a ‘fantasy golf’ course in the region. Read more
Captured a couple years back, these lovely grazers are a common resident in the Floyd County highlands of Southwestern Virginia.
Mark Morrow is a practicing Virginia-based photographer specializing in real estate and architectural projects, as well as commercial product and portraiture.
As an avid student of the craft, Mark enjoys sharing insight and inspiration here on his Blog, as well as his Podcast and as a contributing author with Photofocus. To view more of Mark’s work, please click here.