images and words from Derrick Lee Parker, an old school photographer, traveling full-time in a motorhome.
The Gentle Blue Ridge Mountains, its old beauty is so precious to me. Its value comes from the land and the people that live and work along that Black Ribbon, the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Forest Floor
Look down, you never know what treasures you may find.
Colonial Williamsburg, the largest living history site in the nation. Diane and I love the place. It's our second home. We have friends who live there, our son was graduated from William and Mary there. We fell in love there.
I love hiking and resting alongside a stream. The sound is relaxing and the positive ions are good for the body and the soul.
Diane and I love to hike. It makes no difference if it is a short trail or a long one. We love where a trail leads us. It could take us to a farm house, a beautiful grove of trees, or an old mill.
A Closer View
Macrophotography: defined as very close up, where the size of the image becomes greater than the life size of the subject.
The Ocean, marshes, rivers that I have visited and where I live; some have saltwater, some fresh, but all have views to give.
Into the Sun
These are some of my favorite shots. I have always enjoyed light and what it can do for both the eyes and the soul.
My Kids (and grand kids)
These images are of my children...they show the passage of time. They are grown up now. My children have children, but they will always be my kids.
Black and White
A few of these images are from film and are some of my first work
Flowers in the Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains have many visual treasures. One such treasure is the flowers at Davis Boxwoods and Daylillies in Low Gap North Carolina.
This is a gallery of still life, moving, and abstract subjects. In other words, if I looked at something from an interesting viewpoint and liked what I saw, I pushed the shutter button.