The fifth in a series of images from places I have not posted from yet in an attempt to fill out my TE map as much as possible.
Virginia's Shenandoah Valley follows the Shenandoah River, separating West Virginia from the state of Virginia and flowing just east of the Appalachian Mountains. On the other side of the Valley lie Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, which can be seen in the BG of this shot.
The Shenandoah has played a vital role in the history of Virginia. Containing some of the state's best farmland, it fed much of the state early in its history, when most of the eastern land was taken up with plantation farming. During the American Civil War, the Shenandoah was the site of scorched earth tactics from Union troops led by General Philip Sheridan aimed at destroying the Confederacy's will to fight by taking out its support systems.
Today, it remains a somewhat rural, agricultural part of the state of Virginia. US Interstate Highway 81, which run north-south from Tennessee all the way to the Canadian border at Fisher's Landing, NY. There's nothing remarkable about the spot in the picture; it is part of a failed panorama I attempted. The shots in the panorama represent the only photos I have from Virginia.
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holmertz (27216) 2012-10-14 7:40
I take your word for it: there's nothing remarkable here :-). But it is an enjoyable view and it gets a significance from your note. I do think that the value of the notes should not be underestimated for the TE motto of teaching about the world. Besides, the colors and sharpness are really good.
marabu61 (4182) 2012-10-15 13:16
still filling out the map? One question only: in my map the USA are just one big blob. Posting one picture of the USA filled out my entire US map. So is this different for you US Trekkers then?
very pleasing picture with nice saturated colors and a beautiful golden light.
have a great time
delpeoples (45717) 2012-10-15 17:55
A place brimming with history..and just that touch of violence and drama that the Civil War always evokes. I've read alot about this part of the US, and the green tranquillity of your photo seems to belie the torrid history that this region has undergone. An idyllic scene, with good use of the wide-angle cut, giving us a great idea of what this place is all about. Nice work. How man states have you got left? I'll go check your map.
Cheers and have a lovely day
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (6103)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SD600
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Historical [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-14 5:31