October 2014 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar
October’s calendar, like Octobers in past years, comes to you from the mountains of Western North Carolina- an incredibly beautiful place this time of the year.
This is also the 37th monthly wallpaper calendar that’s been offered, meaning that we’re now in our 4th year of bringing a free download every month! Crazy how time flies. Thanks for the support!
If you’re interested in a calendar that you can hang on the wall, the 2015 Uprooted Photographer Calendar is now available in two different editions- New Bern and Travel. You can find them both here.
2015 Wall Calendars | Available Now!
Now that autumn is upon us, it means one thing. Calendar season! Well, I’m proud to announce that the 2015 Uprooted Photographer calendar is our 5th annual edition. Thank you all so much for the support over the past 4 years. This year, I’ve decided to offer two completely different editions. One for the town I call home, New Bern, NC, and one dedicated for 2014’s travels to Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The New Bern, NC edition is 100% dedicated to the town I have come to call home. I have never done a calendar completely filled with images of New Bern, but it is certainly time and overdue. I hope that it not only finds a place with locals, but also with those who have visited or hope to visit some day.
The Travel edition will take you to west to Colorado, back to the East Coast to the Outer Banks, north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and back over to the pristine wildlife refuge of Chincoteague, Virginia. I have never traveled as much as I have in 2014, so I hope this collection of photos can sum it up well.
Calendars are available for pre-order, immediately, here, or by following this link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UprootedPhotos?section_id=16082120&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7
An official announcement will be made when they ship, which will be later in October.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado
In June, we took a trip out to Colorado Springs for a week with family (and the camera). Goodness I love it out there. I have always been a coastal kind of guy, but I think Colorado is trying to make a mountain man out of me. I found myself shooting a lot of things differently this visit than the last one, about three years before. Armed with much better gear than the previous trip, I shot a lot of big, wide panoramas. Like the one above, which is a seven-image stitch.
Garden of the Gods is one of my favorite places on Earth. Granted there is still much to see, but I don’t see it moving far down the list. There are just endless angles to capture the natural beauty that is the sheer rock faces. This was during sunrise, you can see the ‘Kissing Camels’ rock feature on the right side there. Viewed from the opposite side as the first image in this post.
This is another panorama from yet another vantage point. 6 shot pano.
There’s just something about those high elevation trees that I love. So craggly and gnarly.
And finally, my favorite shot of the whole trip. A definite bucket lister. Seeing some big time storms rolling toward us while hiking, I rushed to the car and drove up a hill a ways off from Garden of the Gods. There, I fired off close to 200 shots while lightning flashed over the mountains. One of those shots caught what I wanted, a bolt of lightning landing in the hills in front of the mountains.
I have a ton more from this trip that I still need to get to. Will be blogging them soon!
September 2014 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar
It’s very hard to believe that September is upon us now. Summer flew by, and it was a great one. I did a lot of traveling and a ton of shooting and had a blast while at it. So as September rolls along, I’ve put together this wallpaper to celebrate the twilight of another summer. Soon the temperatures will drop and the humidity will go away. I’m looking forward to my favorite time of the year!
This photo was shot during the last week of August, looking across the Neuse River from Bridgeton, during what may have been the best sunset I shot all summer.
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Now and Then, E. Front St. | New Bern, NC
For the latest New & Old installment, we have a view of E. Front St. in New Bern, on the Neuse River waterfront. The old photo, dated as 1900-1930 in the archives, was published by M.E. Whitehurst & Co. That old one was apparently taken on quite a calm day. Just look at those reflections! It’s also interesting to note how much the river bank has changed, and really stayed the same, over the years.