Farm-to-Table – Asheville, NC

Farm To Table

Farm To Table

Farm Burger – Asheville, NC

Trying something different, inspired by http://thomasvanoost.com .  I stumbled across his work several months ago and was mesmerized with the combination of creativity, structure and geometrics, and mystery.  I can’t touch the hem of his Vanoost’s garment, but innovative and imaginative photographic art like his inspires me to try new things and step outside of my comfort zone.

BTW – Farm Burger is awesome and fresh!  Just ask my bud Carl!!

Farm Burger - Asheville, NC

Farm Burger – Asheville, NC

 

Posted in: Abstract, Asheville, Cityscapes, Food by Mark 1 Comment

Twelve – Asheville Alleys #8

“Every doorway, every intersection has a story.” ~Katherine Dunn

Twelve

Twelve

Camouflaged – Asheville Alleys #7

“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.”  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Camouflage

Camouflaged

Framed – Asheville Alleys #6

“The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.”  ~Tony Gaskins

Framed

Framed

The Doors – Asheville Alleys #5

“A very little key will open a very heavy door.” ~Charles Dickens

OneTen

OneTen

Painter’s Canvas in Blue – Asheville Alleys #4

It did not strike me until a couple of days after editing this image that the mops and mop buckets mimic the idea of brushes and bottles of paint against the canvas. Sometimes images take on different points of view over time and with multiple viewings.  The artistic alleyways of Asheville are so much fun to explore.

Acrylic on Canvas - Brushes, Bottles, Canvas

Painter’s Delight – Brushes, Bottles, Canvas

Hidden Gems – Asheville Alleys #3

“Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared.” ~Jesse Browner

Reservation for Four

Reservation for Four

Hidden Gems – Asheville Alleys #2

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  ~ Albert Einstein

Special Delivery

Special Delivery

Hidden Gems – Asheville Alleys #1

Downtown Asheville is known for it’s eclectic art, shops and micro breweries, but a short trip through the back alleys reveals even more.  Old architecture transforms a typical shortcut into an artistic stroll.  Shooting these unusual scenes and colors gives me a real charge.  Each is unique in its own right, and gives me the opportunity to capture things others may not see or interpret the same way.

Corner Meet-Up

Corner Meet-Up

Blue Ridge Parkway – Craggy Gardens Overlook

Today I returned from a relaxing weekend with my best friend Carl.  He moved north of Asheville, NC only a few weeks ago, so it was great to see his now home and experience a weekend of true mountain life.  He lives only miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, so we did our fair share of shooting there on Friday.  The atmospherics were ever-changing and phenomenal, given the summer weather instability.  Fog was moving through the valleys all weekend, but by far the most amazing sky occurred Saturday night near Craggy Gardens.  This literally flashed in the blink of an eye and was gone before we knew it.  Enjoy!

Descending Skies near Craggy Gardens - Blue Ridge Parkway (North of Asheville)

Descending Skies near Craggy Gardens – Blue Ridge Parkway (North of Asheville)

Red Skies at Night near Craggy Gardens - Blue Ridge Parkway (North of Asheville)

Red Skies at Night near Craggy Gardens – Blue Ridge Parkway (North of Asheville)

Lake with a View – GTNP

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.”  ~Georges Simenon

I admit, mountains appeal to me much more than lakes.  The combo, however, is hard to argue with.  :-)

Tetons Range from Signal Mountain Marina

Tetons Range from Signal Mountain Marina

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